The wait is nearly over and the Indian Premier League (@IPL) is back, and with the world’s biggest T20 cricket competition celebrating it’s tenth anniversary, 2017 promises to be the biggest season yet! Here’s how to keep up with the best #IPL 10 has to offer on Twitter throughout the seven weeks of world-class cricketing action.
Twitter is the best place to see what’s happening right now and to talk about it. With more than 6.4 million mentions on Twitter over the past 30 days (Feb 10 - Mar 12, 2017), the #StateElections showcased how Twitter provides a front row to political conversations in India from breaking news to behind the scenes action, political parties and candidates sparring over agendas, and people expressing their thoughts on hot election topics.
Twitter is “What’s Happening” across the globe. Twitter strongly believes in giving a voice to women and men across the world to put forth their views, take a stand for what they believe in and the ability to see every side of the story. We saw more than 7.5 million Tweets about International Women’s Day #IWD coming in from all around the world.
Twitter and the Bengaluru FC (@BengaluruFC) launched a series of press conferences on Twitter this week and through the rest of the football season.
India’s reigning champions and one of the most loved football teams, Bengaluru FC, will be leveraging Twitter’s Q&A app to take questions with #AskTheBlues press conference style a day before every match with fans.
Twitter reacts in real-time as history was made at this year’s #IPLAuction on February 20th. Mohammad Nabi (@MohammadNabi007) became the first Afghanistan cricketer to join VIVO @IPL while Ben Stokes (@BenStokes38) breaks record with 14.5 crores (US$2.16 million) fee for an overseas player from the Rising Pune Supergiants.
Making Twitter a safer place is our primary focus. We stand for freedom of expression and people being able to see all sides of any topic. That’s put in jeopardy when abuse and harassment stifle and silence those voices. We won’t tolerate it and we’re launching new efforts to stop it.