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the IPL approaches

The mad crash and bash of the Indian Premier League cricket starts on Saturday with two matches. Last year it was new and innovative. This year it's a second series, played outside of India because of security issues and it's just before the Ashes. Just how big will it be? At least this time, there should be decent lighting and far less smog to deal with which makes watching cricket under lights in India very hard to watch.

Catch the action on Setanta Sports in the UK or via live streaming on the IPL website.

For betting on these games, you need at least three different options:

Betfair - that's a no-brainer.

SportingIndex - plenty of additional options with spread betting.

Cricketbetlive - specialist cricket bookie licensed in Australia and the UK, offering a lot of variety in markets (moving run lines etc), tight margins (the only bookies anywhere to show the market %!) and they cater for pros. You won't get any of the "you can have a maximum of five pounds on that sir" service from them - pity they don't do more sports in that regard! They might be new in the UK, but have been operating in Australia for a decade.

Also, a key point to remember: make sure you are familiar with the rules of every firm you bet with. Betfair will void all bets on ties. Cricketbetlive will bet to the rules of the Indian bookie. Spread firms have different markets, different rules. Other bookies will vary on different markets... and that applies to just about every sport.

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  1. Nice. I wasn't familiar with CBL. It looks to offer a good fixed odds alternative to some of the spread markets. Thanks.

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