The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional league for Twenty20cricket championship in India.

It was initiated by Lalit Modi, who served as the league's first Chairman and Commissioner and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra[3][4] and is supervised by BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla,[5] who serves as the league's Chairman and Commissioner. It is currently contested by nine teams, consisting of players from around the cricketing world. It was started after an altercation between the BCCI and the Indian Cricket League.[6] In 2010, IPL became the first sporting event ever to be broadcast live on YouTube.[7] Its brand value is estimated to be around US$2.99 billion in fifth season.[8] However, the league has been engulfed by series of Controversies where allegations of cricket betting, money laundering andspot fixing were witnessed.[9][10] The Premier League is generally considered to be the world's showcase for Twenty20 cricket, a shorter format of cricket consisting only 20 overs. Top Indian and international players take part in IPL, contributing to what is the world's "richest cricket tournament".[11] In 2012 the naming rights for the series was awarded to Pepsi.[12] Two eligible bids were received, with Pepsi winning over Airtel with a bid of 396.8 crore.[13]
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1 History

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1.1 First season 1.2 Second season 1.3 Third season 1.4 Fourth season 1.5 Fifth season 1.6 Sixth season

2 League organisation

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2.1 Franchises 2.2 Rules

3 Team performances

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3.1 Current teams 3.2 Defunct teams

4 Statistics and records

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4.1 Winners (2008-09) 4.2 Winners (2010-present)

5 Prize money 6 Sponsorships

[14] [edit]Second season Main article: 2009 Indian Premier League The 2009 Indian Premier League season. Every team played each other both at home and away in a round-robin system. The final four matches of the tournament were screened in 3D across movie halls in India. The top four ranking sides progressed to the knockout stage of semi-finals followed by a final.4 Controversy about tax exemption 6. Rajasthan Royals defeated Chennai Super Kings in a thriller and emerged as the inaugural IPL champions. Lalit Modi was ousted by BCCI as so called Commissioner of IPL.o o o o o o     6. was the second season of the Indian Premier League. abbreviated as IPL 2 or the 2009 IPL. Chennai Super Kings defeated Mumbai Indians in the finals to win their first title. [edit]Third season Main article: 2010 Indian Premier League The third season returned to India and It was the first IPL tournament that was broadcast live on YouTube.6 Official website 7 Global interest 8 See also 9 References 10 External links [edit]History [edit]First season Main article: 2008 Indian Premier League The inaugural season of the tournament started on 18 April 2008 and lasted for 43 days with 59 matches scheduled. IPL 2 was forecast to have an estimated television audience of more than 200 million people in India alone. out of which 58 took place and 1 was washed out due to rain.1 Television rights 6.2 Sponsorships 6. Navi Mumbai.3 Revenue and profits 6. Deccan Chargers defeated Bangalore Royal Challengers (ironically these teams were the last in standings in the previous IPL) in a thriller and emerged as the second IPL winner. The tournament was hosted by South Africa because of the General Elections in India and was played for 37 days from 18 April to 24 May 2009. The top four ranking sides progressed to the knockout stage of semi-finals followed by a final. Nerul. The final was played in DY Patil Stadium. [edit]Fourth season Main articles: 2011 Indian Premier League and List of 2011 Indian Premier League personnel changes .5 Mobile applications 6.

On 21 March 2010. Kolkata Knight Riders won the match in the last over riding on the backs of Manoj Tiwary and Shakib Al Hasan with 5 wickets and 2 balls to spare. Shashi Tharoor from the Central Government and investigations by various departments of the Government of India into the financial dealings of IPL and the other existing franchisees. However. The new Kochi franchise was also issued a warning to resolve all their ownership disputes. which would increase the number of matches from 60 to 94.[24] [edit]Sixth season Main articles: 2013 Indian Premier League and List of 2013 Indian Premier League personnel changes Pepsi replaced DLF as the title sponsor. This edition of the IPL was the most competitive with 14 matches producing results in the last over.[19] This is the first time a franchise has won two titles. In October 2010.[21][22] Towards the end of the league. India TV. The final of the season was played at the Chidambaram Stadium on 27 May.[18] Chennai Super Kings won their second consecutive title after defeating the Royal Challengers Bangalore by 58 runs in the final. Nine teams are participating in the sixth season. it was confirmed that Kochi will take part in the fourth season of IPL. The season saw an increase in the allowed maximum number of players in each squad from 30 to 33. The top four teams qualified for the 2011 Champions League Twenty20. 108 players were on offer but only 37 players were sold for US$ 11.87 million. it was announced in Chennai that two new teams from Pune and Kochi will be added to the IPL for the fourth season.[20] The Delhi Daredevils. the season faced various hurdles including a spot fixing case. Kolkata Knight Riders. the roundrobin stage of the tournament was to have been replaced by a group stage with two groups of five.[15] The addition of teams representing Sahara Pune Warriors India and the Kochi Tuskers was to have increased the number of franchises from 8 to 10. The Australian all rounder Glenn Maxwell was the only million dollar . the Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab had their franchises terminated for breaching ownership rules. On 5 December 2010. [edit]Fifth season Main articles: 2012 Indian Premier League and List of 2012 Indian Premier League personnel changes The fifth season featured nine teams after the termination of the Kochi franchise and the players auction was held on 4 February 2012. Lalit Modi was also removed from IPL chairmanship by BCCI. Instead. Later.[16]But this format was replaced by another one in which each team would play 5 other teams in a two-way round robin format and there would be 2 teams against whom they would play only at home and remaining 2 teams against which they would play only away matches. where the defending champions Chennai Super Kings played against Kolkata Knight Riders.Thus each team plays 14 matches. which allegedly included 5 players caught on a sting operation carried on by a local news channel. the bid around the kochi franchisee turned controversial resulting in the resignation of minister. Tamil Nadu with the opening match on 4 April and the final on 27 May. which the Mumbai Indians won. The BCCI originally considered extending the tournament format used in previous season to ten teams. Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings qualified for the playoffs. limiting the number of matches to 74.Top four teams would qualify for the semi-finals.[23] The fifth season is often considered as the most controversial Indian Premier League organized. and a couple in the last ball. The sixth season opened on 3 April 2013 with the player auction broadcast on Sony Six. The season of 76 matches began and ended in Chennai.[17] Two months later both teams were finally allowed to take part in the 2011 edition after a court ruling.

[28] . Due to protests in the state of Tamil Nadu.3 million.[25] While the total base price for auction was US $400 million. Jayalalitha has requested the Prime Minister of India. The new team retains most of the players from the Deccan Chargers team. umpires or any other support staff to play in IPL matches to be held in Chennai. The base price was $225 million. [edit]League organisation [edit]Franchises The winning bidders for the eight franchises were announced on 24 January 2008. their spot was taken by the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Pune and Kochi were unveiled as the two new franchises for the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League. The rights to the Hyderabad franchise were awarded to the Sun TV Network in October. 2012.59 million. Kolkata's Eden Gardens will host the first match as well as the final as they were the champions of the 2012 season.buy. Manmohan Singh not to allow any Sri Lankan players. The process was to have been completed on 7 March but was postponed by two weeks after many bidders and the BCCI objected to stiff financial clauses.[27] The second franchise auction fetched total $703 million. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister. The tournament is scheduled to run from 3 April to 26 May 2013 with Kolkata and Chennai hosting the playoffs. While Pune was bought by Sahara Adventure Sports Group for $370 million. the auction fetched US $723. The Deccan Chargersfranchise having been terminated by the IPL governing council. Dr. [26] On 21 March 2010. the Kochi franchise was bought by Rendezvous Sports World Limited for $333.