YouTube has started streaming the Indian Premier League cricket season. And according to Amit Agrawal, Strategic Partner Development Manager, "With only five of 60 matches left in the tournament, we've been blown away by the response. We've seen views come in from countries around the globe, and the IPL channel on YouTube now has over 40 million views."
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Not that there's anything wrong with that!
With so much enthusiasm about the IPL coming from U.S., YouTube has decided to make the semi-final and final matches available as they happen. "Previously, matches were time-delayed and available 15 minutes after the game ended. Now fans in the U.S. can catch the action as it unfolds in real time as the four top ranking teams progress to the knockout stage of the semi finals," says Agrawal.
You can see the full schedule on the IPL's website.
And if you say things like "that was a wicked googly," live in the San Francisco Bay Area and are interested in meeting Google/YouTube engineers, there will be a picnic on the Google campus this Sunday, April 25 where they'll be showing the finals on the big screen. The event starts at 12:00 p.m. PT. For more details and to register, go to YouTube IPL Cricket Party.
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