IPL 2020: IPL-13 with the most watched season, 28% increase in viewership


The Indian Premier League (IPL), played this year amid the Corona epidemic crisis, has broken records in terms of viewership. Even though the IPL was played without an audience, but fans took live cricket hand-in-hand. The IPL has got 28 per cent more viewers this year than last year. The IPL, played in a challenging situation between the bio bubble, has become the most watched season in its history.

IPL President Brijesh Patel said, “IPL has always strived to provide a world class sporting event for its fans.” He thanked IPL title sponsor Dream XI. Dream XI became the sponsor of this popular league after Vivo withdrew in the IPL.

Thanking the title sponsor Dream XI, he said, “With the advent of Dream 11 as the title sponsor, viewers got involved in large numbers through the fantasy game.” Four large ‘virtual fan walls’ were created in the tournament played without spectators, which included pre-recorded videos of the cheerleaders. IPL teams Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals started digital campaigns like ‘Mi Live’, ‘Paltan Play’ and ‘Super Royal’ to connect with the audience.

Fans were eagerly waiting for the IPL

Please tell that due to Corona crisis, very few international matches have been organized in the last eight months. This year, the IPL was scheduled to begin on March 29, but due to the Corona epidemic, it was played in the UAE from September 19. In the UAE, IPL matches were played in three places Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. Meanwhile, the fans were eagerly waiting for the Indian Premier League.

Earlier, IPL 2020 official broadcaster Star India claimed that in the opening week of the IPL, the tournament’s viewership increased by 30 percent compared to the previous year. In the first match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings on 19 September, viewership in Star India Network reached 15.8 million.

Mumbai Indians became champions for the second time in a row

Under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians have won the IPL title for the fifth time. Captain Rohit Sharma’s 68-run knock and Trent Boult’s lethal bowling helped Mumbai beat Delhi Capitals by five wickets in the final. After winning the toss, Delhi Capitals scored 156 for seven wickets. Mumbai Indians achieved this target by scoring 157 runs in 18.4 overs losing five wickets.

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