The points-table plays a vital role in any sports tournament, and so in IPL, to decide about the standings, points of each team, net run-rate, and many more. The importance of points-table comes into play once the tournament commences, and stays till the tournament ends.
The points-table in the Indian Premier League will again be of utmost importance once the sixth season of the tournament commences from in April 2013. In IPL, the points-table decides which teams qualify for the knockout matches of the tournament, known as the ‘play-offs’. With 9 teams playing in the tournament, each team would get to play two matches with the rest of the 8 teams, one match at home soil and one away. After 16 matches, the top four teams in the points-table get to qualify for the play-offs. The most crucial component of the points-table is the net run-rate that often plays an important role in deciding which teams qualify and which not. Quite often does it happen that two teams score the same points at the end of the league matches. In such cases, the net run-rate displayed in the points-table is used as a decider to distinguish the top four teams from the rest.
The points-table is shown before and after every match on the television broadcast, showing the standings of each team along with their points and net run-rate. The points-table can also be viewed online on the official website of IPL, www.points-table.com, at any point of time. Apart from this, our websites will also display the points-table.