Sky Sports signs new multi-year Indian Premier League deal
Last Updated: 22/03/18 2:04pm
Sky Sports has signed a new multi-year deal to broadcast the Indian Premier League.
Under the deal, Sky Sports will broadcast 60 live IPL matches each year in the UK and Ireland starting with the 2018 tournament, which begins on April 7. It also includes digital rights.
Click on the video above to see some of the best action from IPL 10, which concluded with Mumbai Indians beating Rising Pune Supergiant by just one run to become champions.
Last season all eight franchises had an England international in their ranks and all-rounder Ben Stokes, the 2017 tournament's most valuable player, was bought for £1.4m by the Rajasthan Royals in this year's auction.
Stokes will be joined at the Royals by England team-mate Jos Buttler while Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali were both snapped up by Royal Challengers Bangalore and Jason Roy was signed by the Delhi Daredevils.
But England Test captain Joe Root and wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow both went unsold in the first round of bidding.
Highlights from 2017 included Buttler's brilliant 77 from 37 balls for Mumbai Indians and a series of blistering displays from Stokes for Supergiant, justifying his £1.7m price tag - a record fee for an overseas player.
The tournament also featured an Andrew Tye hat-trick, the fastest fifty in IPL history - courtesy of Sunil Narine - and a brilliant KKR bowling effort that saw RCB dismissed for an IPL record low total of 49.