Indian Premier League
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India. The league was founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India in 2007. There have been thirteen seasons of the IPL tournament. The current IPL title holders are the Mumbai Indians, who won the 2020 season.
About Indian Premier League in brief
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India. The league was founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India in 2007. There have been thirteen seasons of the IPL tournament. The current IPL title holders are the Mumbai Indians, who won the 2020 season. The IPL has an exclusive window in ICC Future Tours Programme. The 2015 IPL season contributed ₹11. 5 billion to the GDP of the Indian economy. The Indian Cricket League was founded in 2007, with funding provided by Zee Entertainment Enterprises. The ICL was not recognised by the BCCI or the International Cricket Council and folded in 2008. In 2010, the IPl became the first sporting event in the world to be broadcast live on YouTube. Currently, with eight teams, each team plays twice in a round-and-a-half match. The inaugural champions, the Chennai Supergiant, and Rajasthan Royals, were the inaugural champions. The two teams were suspended for two seasons following their role in a match-fixing betting scandal. Then, on 8 December 2015, following an auction, it was revealed that Pune and Rajkot would replace Chennai and Raja Rajasththan Royals for the next two seasons. The team would be named Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Pune franchise was officially terminated on October 26, 2013, on account of the franchise failing to provide the necessary bank guarantee. On 21 March 2010, two new franchises – Pune Warriors India and Kochi Tuskers Kerala – would join the league before the fourth season in 2011.
However, one year later, on 11 November 2011, the Kochi side would be terminated following the side breaching the terms of conditions. The Deccan Chargers were terminated on 14 September 2012, following the team not being able to find new owners. On 14 October 2013, the Hyderabad franchise would be officially terminated over financial differences with BCCI. The Chennai Super Kings were officially terminated by BCCI, on 26 October 2013. The Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions were the two teams that would replace the Chennai and Hyderabad teams for the two seasons after the second season in 2015. The Hyderabad team was named Sunrises Hyderabad and the Gujarat Lions. The first IPL match was held on March 31, 2013. It was played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Hyderabad, with the final taking place on April 6, 2013 at the same venue as the final of the 2013 IPL. The match was won by Hyderabad by the Sunris Hyderabad side, who went on to win the tournament by an innings and a half. The second IPL game was played on April 7, 2014 at the Wankhede Cricket Stadium in Bangalore. The final was played in Jaipur, with a total of eight teams competing for the title. The top two teams would qualify for that year’s Champions League Twenty20. The teams would be based in: Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad,. JaIPur, Kolkata, Mohali, and Mumbai.