Apart from the mind blowing, popular and widely known facts about RCB, CSK, MI,etc., IPL is a treasure trove of facts, achievements and some incredible accomplishments from across the globe. For instance:
- The Selling price of the Podcasting rights of IPL 2018 was a screeching amount of rupees 16347.5 crores to Star India Network.
- In all the matches of IPL, the first match is won by the teams of Mumbai Indians or Kolkata Knight Riders
- According to the BCCI, the 2015 IPL contributed US $ 182 million to the Indian economy.
- The estimated valuation of the IPL is above INR 45000 Cr
- Punjab Kings has the lowest win percentage – 44.44.
The above conclusions are drawn from data of one particular league only. That is the power of data. When collected, cleaned, preserved and used intelligently, data allows us to make observations and understand facts in a way which would otherwise be lost to naked eyes.
Apart from being able to identify unique phenomenal achievements, data is primarily used in this popular league to make winning strategies. The data collected over the years is used to decide the team formation, the game strategy, the player participation sequence etc, providing a tough match to the players.
But is data the only thing used in this billion-dollar game!?
IPL today’s uses a range of emerging technologies to give its players and viewers a full-filling experience. Read on to find out what are those that help you enjoy the game you love so much!
- Decision Review System (DRS) The Decision Review System (DRS) was first introduced in the IPL in 2018. DRS allows players to challenge the umpire’s decision on a call made during a match. The system uses various technologies, such as ball-tracking and thermal imaging, to determine whether the decision was correct or not. DRS has proven to be a game-changer for IPL as it has increased the accuracy of umpiring decisions and made the game fairer for all players.
- Hawk-Eye Technology: Hawk-Eye is a computer system used to track the trajectory of a ball in cricket. The system is used to provide information on various aspects of the game, such as ball speed, spin, and trajectory. Hawk-Eye has been used in the IPL to provide insights into a player’s performance and to provide real-time analysis of the game.
- Drone Cameras: These cameras provide a unique perspective of the game and allow viewers to see the game from different angles. The drone cameras have been used extensively in the IPL, and they have provided some stunning visuals of the game. The drone cameras have also been used to provide live feeds of the match to broadcasters, making it easier for fans to watch the game from anywhere.
- LED Stumps and Bails: These light up when they are dislodged, providing a clear indication to the umpire that a wicket has been taken. The LED stumps and bails have been used in the IPL since 2019 and have proved to be a hit with fans and players alike.
- Virtual Reality (VR): The tournament has been using virtual reality (VR) to allow fans to experience the game as if they were on the field. Fans can watch the game in VR and feel as if they are sitting in the stadium watching the game live.
- Social Media: IPL has been using social media to engage with fans. The tournament has a significant presence on various social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Social media is used to provide live updates of the game, share behind-the-scenes footage, and engage with fans through various contests and promotions.