Foundation of Indian Premier League
This international level cricket tournament was started in 2008 and from then it usually takes place every year in the months of April - June, especially in summer. It is currently supervised by BCCI Vice-President Ranjib Biswal, who serves as the League's Chairman and Commissioner of Indian Premier League.
Imitation from English Premier League
Like English Premier League, IPL is the most-watched Twenty20 cricket league in the world and also known for its huge commercial success. Indian Premier League is currently sponsored by Pepsi and thus officially known as the Pepsi Indian Premier League.
Introduction of Twenty20 Matches
Twenty-twenty cricket match was first introduced by the England and Wales cricket board in 2003. But Indian Premier League is largely credited in projecting the format of the game onto the world stage. IPL was inaugurated in 2008. During the same period Zee "Indian Cricket League" was operational. It was an enormous success. The annual tournament, played mostly in Indian summer has gone from strength to strength and is largely viewed as being the 'richest' tournament in the world cricket.
Until 2012, the Indian Premier League (IPL) was sponsored by DLF, a real estate firm and has the primary business in the development of residential, commercial and retail properties, after they paid 50 million dollars for the five year sponsorship. Pepsi took over the contract for the 2013 IPL after paying close to 4 billion rupees for the 5 year contract. In 2008, Sony has the television broadcasting rights over a ten year period. IPL is now watched across the world.
Indian Premier League in 2008
Indian Premier League season 2008 was the debut season of the cricket League, established by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), headquartered at Mumbai is the national governing body for all cricket activities in India. The board was formed in December 1928 as BCCI replaced Calcutta Cricket Club. BCCI is a society, registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act. The IPL season commenced on 18th April 2008 with the final match held on 1st June 2008. The competition started with a double round robin group stage, in which each of the 8 teams played a home match and an away match against every other team. These matches were followed by two semi-finals and a final. Rajasthan Royals won the 2008 IPL by beating Chennai Super Kings, which was held in DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai.
Indian Premier League in 2009
Indian Premier League season in 2009, abbreviated as IPL 2 was the second season of the cricket League. The tournament was hosted by South Africa and was played between 18th April and 24th May 2009. It was the second biggest cricket tournament in the world, after the World Cup Cricket, and was forecast to have an estimated television audience of more than 200 million people in India alone. The IPL was hosted successfully in South Africa and was hailed as an "extraordinary" accomplishment. The tournament was particularly praised for globalizing cricket and had set record television viewership. IPL2 was won by Deccan Chargers while the Royal Challengers Bangalore was declared as runners-up.
Indian Premier League in 2010
Indian Premier League season 2010, abbreviated as IPL 3 was the third season of the cricket League. Hosted by India, it had an estimated television audience of more than 200 million people in the country. Indian Premier League 2010 was played between 12 March and 25 April 2010. The tournament was won by the Chennai Super Kings, who defeated Mumbai Indians in the final, played at Mumbai. The purple cap went to Pragyan Ojha of Deccan Chargers, while the orange cap and the player of the tournament award went to Sachin Tendulkar of the Mumbai Indians. Saurabh Tiwary was declared the Under 23 success of the tournament, while the Chennai Super Kings won the Fair Play Award.
Indian Premier League 2011
Indian Premier League 2011, abbreviated as IPL 4 was the fourth season of the cricket League, the top Twenty- twenty cricket league in India. IPL 4 was hosted in India and the opening and closing ceremonies were held in M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, home venue of the previous year reigning champions Chennai Super Kings. The season ran from 8 April to 28 May 2011, with huge success. In this season, the number of teams in the league went from eight to ten with the additions of the Pune Warriors India and the Kochi Tuskers Kerala. The tournament was won by the Chennai Super Kings for the second successive season, defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 58 runs in the final, in Chennai, with the winning team's Murali Vijay being named Man of the Match. With this win Chennai Super Kings became the only team to have won the IPL on more than one season.
Indian Premier League 2012
Indian Premier League 2012 season was the fifth season of the cricket League, initiated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India. It began on 4 April and ended on 27 May 2012. Kolkata Knight Riders were the winning team, beating defending champions Chennai Super Kings by five wickets in the final match at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. In this season the number of teams in the league went from ten to nine with the termination of Kochi Tuskers Kerala. The top four teams of the tournament were Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians. The Fair Play Award was won by Rajasthan Royals, while Kings XI Punjab batsman Mandeep Singh was named the tournament's "Rising Star" and Kolkata Knight Riders bowler Sunil Narine was Player of the Season.
Indian Premier League 2013
2013 season of the Indian Premier League was the sixth season of the cricket League. The tournament featured nine teams and was held from 3rd April to 26th May 2013. The opening ceremony was held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on 2nd April 2013. This was the first season where Pepsi enlisted IPL as the title sponsor. Mumbai Indians won the tournament for the first time, defeating Chennai Super Kings in the final by 23 runs. This match was held at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad.
Indian Premier League 2014
IPL 7 or Pepsi IPL 2014 is the seventh season of the Indian Premier League. Mumbai Indians were the defending champions, having won the 2013 season after defeating Chennai Super Kings in the final. A part of this season was held outside India after Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde denied the provision of security the league demanded as it would clash with the 2014 Indian general elections conducted by Election Commission of India. The tournament was jointly hosted by India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The opening twenty matches were held in UAE at three different stadiums in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah, and on 2nd May 2014, the matches were held in different parts of India. On 1st June 2014, the final match was held at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, between King XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders, where the Kolkata Knight Riders won by three wickets. The scintillating innings of Manish Pandey scoring 94 runs from 50 balls against Kings XI Punjab in the final was the victorious innings of the tournament.
The best batsmen in this IPL7 are Robin Uthappa (Kolkata Knight Riders), Dwayne Smith (Chennai Super Kings), Glenn Maxwell (Kings XI Punjab), David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad) and Suresh Raina (Chennai Super Kings). While most wickets are taken by Mohit Sharma (Chennai Super Kings), Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Sunrisers Hyderabad), Ravindra Jadeja (Chennai Super Kings) and Sandeep Sharma (Kings XI Punjab).
Indian Premier League 2015
The 2015 season of the Indian Premier League, abbreviated as IPL 8 was the eighth season of the cricket league. Indian Premier League 2015 featured eight teams and was held from 8 April 2015 to 24 May 2015. The opening ceremony of Indian Premier League 2015 took place at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on 7 April 2015. Kolkata Knight Riders were the defending champions having won the title in the 2014 season. In the year 2015, Mumbai Indians won the match against Chennai Super Kings at Eden Gardens Stadium.
Indian Premier League 2016
2016 Indian Premier League is the ninth season of the professional Twenty20 cricket league that was established by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007. The tournament was played between 9 April 2016 and 29 May 2016. In the final match, the Sun Risers Hyderabad won the final match against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Indian Premier League 2017
IPL 10 or 2017 IPL is the tenth season of the IPL, sponsored by Vivo. IPL 10 featured eight teams that played in the previous season (2016). There are no teams which are added or eliminated. This 2017 IPL started on 5th April 2017 and ended on 21st May 2017, in Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh hosting the opening match and the final. Mumbai Indians won by 1 run against Rising Pune Supergiant in the final, winning their third title making them the first team to achieve the milestone.
Indian Premier League 2018
The 2018 season of the Indian Premier League, also known as IPL 11 was held from 7th April to 27th May. The league saw the return of the Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals. Chennai Super Kings won by 8 wickets against Sun Risers Hyderabad in the final to win their third title. Sun Risers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson won the Orange Cap for the leading run-scorer of the tournament with 735 runs. Andrew Tye of Kings XI Punjab was awarded the Purple Cap for finishing as the leading wicket-taker of the tournament with 24 wickets. Sunil Narine of Kolkata Knight Riders was named Most Valuable Player, also known as Man of the Series, while Rishabh Pant of Delhi Daredevils was named the Emerging Player of the Tournament.
Indian Premier League 2019
The 2019 season of the Indian Premier League, also known as IPL 12 was considered to host by other countries due to the Indian general elections but eventually the tournament was played entirely in India with the season commencing on 23 March. Chennai Super Kings were the defending champions. Mumbai Indians defeated the Chennai Super Kings by 1 run to win the final for their fourth title. David Warner won the Orange Cap for the leading run-scorer of the tournament with 692 runs. Imran Tahir, of Chennai Super Kings, was awarded the Purple Cap for finishing as the leading wicket-taker of the tournament with 26 wickets. Andre Russell of Kolkata Knight Riders was named the Most Valuable Player, and Shubman Gill also of Kolkata Knight Riders was named the Emerging Player of the Tournament.
Indian Premier League 2020
The 2020 Indian Premier League, also known as IPL 13 was branded as Dream11 Indian Premier League 2020. The tournament was originally scheduled to commence on 29 March 2020, but was suspended until 15 April due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on 14 April that the lockdown in India would last until at least 3 May 2020, the BCCI suspended the tournament indefinitely. On 2 August 2020, it was announced that the tournament would be played between 19 September and 10 November 2020 in the United Arab Emirates. On 4 August 2020, Vivo pulled out as the title sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for this year's edition. On 18 August, fantasy cricket league platform Dream11 was named the title sponsor with a bid of 222 crore for the tournament. Mumbai Indians were the champions, and they successfully defended their title following a 5 wicket win over Delhi Capitals in the final on 10 November 2020.