Quite an unexpected cricketing coup for ITV.
The Independent station has just announced that it has picked up the rights to the IPL and ITV4 will be showing 59 of 60 live matches over 45 days.
There is a fair chance that it secured the rights for a nominal sum after the collapse of Setanta last year.
The tournument,the richest cricketing festival in the world is already being show on You Tube.
It all begins on the 12th March