TATA IPL is a men franchise cricket league in India that is often referred to as the Indian Premier League (IPL). A total of ten teams are participating from seven Indian cities and three Indian states each year. In 2007, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) founded the league. The current chairman of IPL is Brijesh Patel. Every year, between March and May, it takes place across India and is part of the ICC Future Tours Programme.

According to average attendance, the IPL is the most-attended cricket league in the world. A live streaming of the IPL was first broadcast on YouTube in 2010. Based on Duff & Phelps’ estimate for 2019, the IPL brand value is $47,000 crores ($5.9 billion). Approximately US$140 million was contributed to the Indian economy by the 2015 IPL season, according to the BCCI. A massive number of viewers tuned in to the 2020 IPL season, with 31.57 million average impressions and an overall consumption increase of 23 per cent from the 2019 season, setting a huge viewership record.citation needed

A total of fifteen seasons have been played so far in the IPL tournament. There is currently one franchise holding the title for the 2022 season of the IPL, which is Gujarat Titans.

Indian Premier League

IPLIndian Premier League
Organising bodyBCCI
Format t20
Founded2008
Number Of Teams 10
Current WinnerGT (Gujrat Titans)
Most SuccessfullMI (Mumbai Indians)
Most Runs Virat Kohli (6624)
Most WicketsDwaye Bravo (183)
SponserTata Group
Total Match Played 15
IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel
Headquarters Cricket Center, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Website iplt20.com

IPL Foundation History 

This dynamic twenty20 format has been designed to attract a young, female and child fan base to the grounds throughout the country. IPL was inspired to attract a new generation of sports fans. Lalit Modi launched during the Indian cricket League.

In 2007, Zee Entertainment Enterprises funded the formation of the Indian Cricket League (ICL). Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the International Cricket Council (ICC) did not recognize the ICL, and the BCCI did not approve of members of its committee joining the ICL executive board. In order to discourage players from joining the ICL, the BCCI increased prize money in its own domestic tournaments and banned players from joining the ICL.

A franchise-based Twenty20 cricket competition called Indian Premier League was announced by BCCI on 13 September 2007 following India’s victory at the 2007 T20 World Cup. New Delhi was to host a “high-profile ceremony” in April 2008 to mark the start of the first season. As the man who spearheaded the IPL effort, BCCI vice-president Lalit Modi outlined the tournament’s format, prize money, franchise revenue system, and rules governing squad composition. As part of the announcement, it was also revealed that the IPL would be run by a seven-member governing council made up of former India players and BCCI officials, and the top two teams would qualify for the Champions League Twenty20. The IPL was not a reaction to the ICL, Modi clarified, but they had been working on it for two years. Similarly to the English Premier League and the NBA in the United States, the format of the league was similar.

A franchise auction was held on 24 January 2008 to determine the owners of the new league, with the franchise prices totaling around $400 million. The winning bidders were announced at the end of the auction, along with the cities where the teams would be located: Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mohali, and Mumbai. A total of $723.59 million was paid for all the franchises. In 2008, the Indian Cricket League ceased to exist.

Since 2008, Pakistanis have also not been allowed to participate in the league due to the events of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, in which 166 people lost their lives and 238 were gravely injured as a result of Pakistan’s involvement in an unprecedented Islamic terrorist attack. Several Indians were outraged by the odious attack that spread throughout the country, and this led to the overall ban of Pakistani players from attending the IPL.

IPL Contract expansions as well as terminations

Before the start of the fourth season in 2011, two new franchises joined the league before the third season in 2010 – Pune Warriors India and Kochi Tuskers Kerala. The Pune franchise was purchased by The Sahara Adventure Sports Group for $370 million, whereas the Kochi franchise was purchased by Rendezvous Sports World for $333.3 million. The Kochi Tuskers Kerala side, however, was terminated a year later, on 11 November 2011, after violating the BCCI’s terms of conditions following their breach of the BCCI terms of condition during the previous season.

A few days later, on 14 September 2012, the BCCI announced that the 2009 champion team, the Deccan Chargers, would be terminated due to the fact that they were not able to find new owners. On 25 October, the following month, an auction was held with the purpose of determining who would be the new franchise owner, and it was Sun TV Network that won the bid for the Hyderabad franchise in the auction. Sunrisers Hyderabad will be the name of the team that will be formed.

A financial dispute between Pune Warriors India and the BCCI resulted in the team withdrawing from the IPL on 21 May 2013. The BCCI terminated the franchise of the franchise on 26 October 2013, after the franchise failed to provide the necessary bank guarantees to the BCCI, as a result of which the franchise was officially terminated.

It was announced on 14 June 2015 that Chennai Super Kings, who have excelled in the shortest format for two seasons, and Rajasthan Royals, who dominated in the long format for one season, would be suspended for two seasons following their role in a spot-fixing and betting scandal. Afterwards, on 8 December 2015, following a bidding process, it was announced that Pune and Rajkot would take over Chennai and Rajasthan for two seasons as a result of an auction. Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions are the two teams that competed in the tournament.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the venue of the games was relocated to the United Arab Emirates for the 2020 season.

Beginning in the 2022 season, two new franchises will join the BCCI league. As part of the announcement, it was also announced that two franchises would be based in the six cities shortlisted by the BCCI. These cities are Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Cuttack, Guwahati, Ranchi and Dharamshala. The two teams were awarded to RPSG Group and CVC Capital in a closed bidding process on 25 October. A team named Lucknow Super Giants (US$880 million) was acquired by RPSG, whereas a team named Gujarat Titans (US$650 million) was purchased by CVC.

IPL- Team, Captain and debut

Short NameTeamDebutCaptain
MIMumbai Indians 2008Rohit Sharma
CSKChennai Super Kings 2008M.S. Dhoni
KKRKolkata Knight Riders2008Shreyas Iyer
RRRajasthan Royals2008Sanju Samson
GTGujrat Titans2022Hardik Pandya
DCDelhi Capitals 2008Rishabh Pant
RCBRoyal Challengers Banglore 2008Faf du Plesiss
LSGLucknow Super Giants 2022KL Rahul
SRHSunrisers Heydrabad 2013KN Williamson
PBKSPunjab Kings 2008Shikhar Dhawan

IPL – Indian Premier League Awards

Orange Cap 

In the IPL, the Orange Cap is awarded to the top run-scorer each season. During the tournament, the leader wears the cap until the final game, and the eventual winner keeps the cap until the next year.

Purple Cap

The Purple Cap is awarded to the player who takes the most wickets in an IPL season. Leaders wear caps throughout the tournament and the eventual winner keeps the cap for a season after winning.

Fair Play Award

In each season, the Fair Play Award goes to the team with the best record of fair play. Teams are given points by the umpires to determine the winner. Every match is scored by three umpires: the on-field umpires, the third umpire, and the third scorer.

Emerging  Player Award 

In 2008 and 2009, the award was presented to the “best under-19 player” and the “best under-23 player”, which was called the “Under-23 Success of the Tournament”. “Rising Star of the Year” was the award for 2011 and 2012, while “Best Young Player of the Season” was the award for 2013. Emerging Player of the Year has been awarded since 2014. The Emerging Player of the Year award has only been won by one foreign player to date 2016: Mustafizur Rahman of Bangladesh.

Most Valuable Player 

A man of the tournament award was given until the 2012 season. In 2013, the IPL introduced a Most Valuable Player rating system whose leader was named the season Most Valuable Player.

Most Sixes Award 

A batsman who hits the most sixes in an IPL season wins The Maximum Sixes Award, which is now known as the Unacademy Let’s Crack It Sixes Award.

IPL Title Sponser History 

For five seasons from 2008 to 2012, the title sponsor was DLF, India’s largest real estate developer who bid $2.5 million (200 crores). Approximately $397 million (US$50 million) was paid by PepsiCo as part of its title sponsorship rights for the next five seasons, following the conclusion of the 2012 season. After the Chennai and Rajasthan franchises were suspended by the league for a period of two seasons, the company terminated the contract in October 2015, two years before it was scheduled to expire. This was reportedly due to the suspension of the franchises for two seasons. Following the successful transfer of the title sponsorship rights for the remaining two seasons of the contract, the BCCI transferred ownership of the rights to Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo for a sum of ₹200 crores (US$25 million). A deal were struck between Vivo and Barclays between June 2017 and June 2018 with the latter company winning the rights to sponsor the next five seasons of the Premier League (2018–2022) with a winning bid of 2,199 crores (US$280 million), which was a higher price tag than Barclays’ Premier League title sponsorship contract between 2013 and 2016.

A standoff between India and China at the Line of Actual Control forced Vivo to withdraw its title sponsorship on 4 August 2020. Following Vivo’s market losses due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, it intended to resume sponsorship for the following 3 years.[95] Dream11 secured the title sponsorship for the 2020 IPL for a price of ₹222 crores. Tata Group replaced Vivo as title sponsor for the next two seasons of the IPL in 2021. For the 2022 and 2023 seasons, the BCCI will receive $498 crores (US$62 million) from title sponsors, according to InsideSport. Due to the expansion of the league from the 2022 season, Vivo had already agreed to pay a higher amount for its sponsorship contract. Tata was to pay a total of 335 crores (42 million dollars) per year under the new deal, and Vivo would cover the deficit of 163 crores (US$20 million) per season.

Title Sponser From which Year End Year Title Sponser Amount
DLF20082012₹40 crore (US$5.0 million)
PEPSI20132015₹79.4 crore (US$9.9 million)
VIVO20162017₹100 crore (US$12.5 million)
VIVO20182019₹439.8 crore (US$55.1 million)
DREAM 112020₹222 crore (US$27.8 million)
VIVO2021₹222 crore (US$27.8 million)
TATA20222023₹498 crore (US$62.4 million)

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