May 7, 2013
Roughly three in four games this year have been won by the home team. This suggests that home advantage is playing a big part in the proceedings. Away teams deserve to be rewarded extra if they can win in alien conditions.
The IPL should also be wary of over-reacting to this trend, which has surfaced for the first time in six seasons. Awarding extra points for away wins will only incentivise teams to doctor pitches and conditions, to ensure they don't concede crucial away points.
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