There can be no doubts. It is true, and I have the proof.
A quick glance at itv.com will confirm that live cricket will return to free-to-air British TV this Friday.
"Matt Smith (yes, that one) and Mandira Bedi (who?) present live action from the opening day of the Indian Premier league. Cricket's most exciting Twenty20 competition kicks off in Navi Mumbai with the champions Deccan Chargers looking to launch their defence of the title with a win against Kolkata Knight Riders."
How exciting. The brackets are mine, by the way.