It’s that time of the year again; the Indian Premier League (IPL) is returning for its fourteenth season, starting next month. After much deliberation, doubt, and discussions, the authorities decided that the tournament’s current season would be hosted in India.
As per the latest reports, IPL 2021 will take place in closed stadiums initially, with the possibility of spectators being allowed in the future.
Since most of us would be watching the biggest cricket tournament from our homes, here’s a quick guide to help you prepare for it! Even though we might not cheer from the stadiums, we can still make the most of what we already have.
- Ensure you have multiple options to watch the matches.
During a live game, the last thing you want is for the stream to freeze or get cut off. While this might be a rare case, it is still a good idea to have multiple options of watching the match ready at arm’s reach. It ensures that you will not miss a single moment of the IPL this season.
- Use a live betting app.
Betting and IPL often goes hand-in-hand. Fortunately, it is possible to bet on sports legally in India through several trusted online casinos and sportsbooks. Since most people like to bet live during the matches, it is best to go with a bookmaker that offers a fantastic app experience with a wide range of in-play betting markets.
- Follow your favorite team on social media.
If you don’t do it already, you should follow your favorite team’s social media channels. They are an excellent way to stay updated with the latest happenings and get minute-by-minute updates of important matches.
- Mark the most critical matches before the season begins.
Now that the season’s schedule is out, you can start marking the most vital season games and have the information ready beforehand. Even though there are plenty of apps that can keep you notified, writing it down yourself ensures that you remember to make time for the most critical games in the tournament.
- Stay updated with the auctions and pre-season gossip.
Lastly, it is also the perfect time to read up and get updated on all the auction news and how it would affect the current season. With pre-season gossip already starting to get heated up, there’s plenty of information to dive into!
Is India ready for IPL 2021?
The IPL has been given the go-ahead based on the recent positive news regarding the coronavirus pandemic in India.
As the vaccine drive continues, this season’s final matches might likely be played in an open stadium. Regardless, India seems to be ready for the games to begin.