Stands for the Indian Premier League, the IPL is the biggest cricketing league just like the football English Premier League.
Indian has always being a powerhouse in the cricketing space, and in fact, without the passion of millions of Indian fans and big sponsors, the game of cricket is incomplete.
IPL is based on the shortest form of the game Twenty20 scheduled during the off-season cricket months of April and the May each year contested by eight teams comprising of several Indian cities and States. Suresh Raina Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli are the top 3 IPL players.
|1||Chennai Super Kings||2018|
|5||Kolkata Knight Riders||2014|
|7||Kolkata Knight Riders||2012|
|8||Chennai Super Kings||2011|
|9||Chennai Super Kings||2010|
1.History of the Indian Premier League
It was in the year 2008; this league was founded by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) with Lalit Modi being the brain behind this concept, which is quite prevalent in the footballing world for so many decades. Today, Indian Premier League is a high-price tag cricket event, enjoyed by sports fans in every nook & corner of the world. It was in the year 2014, the IPL became the sixth most-ranked sports league in terms of average attendance. In 2010, the Indian Premier League became the only sporting event broadcasted live on the YouTube. The present brand value of the Indian Premier League is US$6.3 billion in 2018, as per the report by the Duff & Phelps. In 2015, the Board of Control for Cricket in India told that the IPL season presented approx 11.5 billion towards the GDP of the Indian economy.
2.The Present Scenario
Till 2018, eleven seasons of the Indian Premier League has taken place with multiple winners. The 2018 season winner of the IPL tournament is the Chennai Super Kings, who have won this league thrice. The Mumbai Indians have also won the Indian Premier League three times under the leadership of the Rohit Sharma.
Teams in IPL Season 11
- Chennai Super Kings
- Sunrisers Hyderabad
- Kolkata Knight Riders
- Rajasthan Royals
- Mumbai Indians
- Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Kings XI Punjab
- Delhi Capitals
3.The Heart of the Indian Premier League
The concept of the Indian Premier League was derived from Zee Entertainment Enterprises sponsored T20 event Indian Cricket League, ICL year 2007. This league was not acknowledged by the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the International Cricket Council (ICC). Furthermore, BCCI derecognized players those who joined the ICL. The BCCI also raised the prize money of the various domestic tournaments to deter the Indian players from inking the ICL contracts. In addition, the BCCI imposed a lifetime ban on those joining the Indian Cricket League. While ICL was not a successful venture, it gave birth to the Indian Premier League.
4. How Much Money Does the Indian Premier League Make?
A league that started in the year 2008 on the trial basis by the Board of Control for Cricket in India has now contributed to approx 95% of board’s annual revenue. The BCCI projected that its financial earnings from Indian Premier League will make a surplus Rs 2,017 crore for the year 2018, whereas the domestic and international earnings lead to Rs 125 crore to its surplus.
Which IPL Team Is the Richest?
Mumbai Indians owned by Mukesh Ambani is the richest IPL team.
5.The format of the Indian Premier League
Currently, eight teams play the Indian Premier League tournament, with every team playing twice with each team in the league-one home and one away game. This Round-Robin tournament has eight cities (and states) fight it out in order to make it for the playoffs. The top two teams at the end of the league phase get two opportunities to cement the final spot. The leader of the table and team second in the list play with one another, and the team winning this qualification match will straightway enter the final. The second qualification match is between team third and fourth-ranked teams in the points table to the book a spot for the match to be played with the loser of the first qualification match. The final is played between the winner of the first qualification match and winner of the game between the loser of the first qualifier and the winner of the game of three and four placed teams.
In the end, you probably come to know the true IPL meaning and what it has done for the game in the last ten seasons, and the future ahead.