IPL formerly known as Indian premier league is an Indian cricket league which is conducted by the board of control for cricket in India every year. It was first started in the year 2008 comprising of a total of 8 teams. Each teams were owned by famous celebrities of the country. Every ipl season has pre auction procedure before the match in which each team bid against each other for a specfied player. The inaugural season of the ipl was won by the rajasthan royals which was led by Shane Warne,The runners up were chennai.
One of the unique features of the ipl is that it is a tournament in which foreign players tends to participate as well.it is 5 week extravaganza which is played in most parts of country, in which each team gets to play one another 2 times. Each team plays a total of 14 matches of which each team gets to play 7 games at the home venue and the remaining at neutral venues. The top four teams with most no of wins under their belt advanced through to the playoffs or the semifinal. One of the features is that team also gets a second chance into final,
and can still progress into the finals. The ipl is generally carried out in the summer breaks and has the largest viewership In India,The broadcasting rights was given to SET Max for whopping 12 million.
Following second season of the ipl was in South africa due the elections in India. And winner of that tournament was the newly formed team of Deccan chargers which was lead by Adam Gilchrist who by then was a prominent figure in India. The winning team of the ipl tends to get a combined sum of 10 million which can used for the overall development of the franchise.,The ipl governing committee also tend to give some special awards like the orange and the violet cap, the orange cap is given to the player with most no. of runs in the tournament, similarly violet cap is given to the player who takes most number of wickets for his team.
The special jury Committee also gives fair play award to the team who plays good and fair cricket and upholds the spirit of cricket. Following team which gets the fair play award are the ones who generally uphold the spirit of the game. Chennai super kings is one of the most consistent teams of the ipl reaching in the playoffs of all the season held so far. They have reached the finals 8 times and lifting the coveted trophy thrice. The team is led by former Indian captain M S Dhoni.
Mumbai Indians are team with the most number of trophies in their cabinet having won the tittle 4 times. Chris Gayle the former westindies player holds the record for the highest individual score in an ipl match. where he made 175 runs In mere 72 balls against pune warriors India. The highest team total in total In the ipl is made by the Royal challengers of bangalore In the same match. Ipl has now completed 13 seasons as of now with great viewership and excellent rating from all over the world. It has reached greater heights such that it is now being telecasted across 25 countries. And the tournament has now become one the most richest league in the whole world,and is really famous across the globe.
The people were excited about the ipl tournament as it is a universe league. in which they not only see and get inspired by their Indian favourites but also their favourite overseas players.
And in the ipl i2012 was played with 10 teams including new 2 teams which included pune super giants and kochi tuskers Kerala. But it was a disaster as the funding of money by the team owners was in mess, people also were frustrated with the long schedule. And with each team playing a total of 18 teams. who increased the the league by 2 to 3weeks which tends to take a toll on the players as well. The board of control for cricket in India decided to cut down the teams to 8 and cut short the playing days by adding double headers which means playing 2 games in a day ie:one in the afternoon and one in the late evenings.
Even with these kind of entertainment and other stuffs ipl has never been short of controversies, which includes match fixing, spot fixing etc. In the year 2013 two teams Chennai super kings and rajasthan royals were banned for 2 years after the ipl governing comiteee found out that some of the non playing staffs if chennai and 3 players from rajasthan were involved in match fixing scandal with the bookies and were suspended for 2 years, chennai super kings were the team which was in the headlines as this was one of the team who were frequently winning the fair play award, but they made a tremendous comeback to the league after winning the tournament immediately after their return to the tournament. Robin utthapa us the only player to win the tittle as well as the orange cap in the same year. Ipl is not only about the big players, but also provides as a platform for the youngsters to showcase the talents and to perform at the highest level. Some players have even made it to the national side by performing extremely well in the tournament, the tournament upholds the motto of nurturing younger talents.
The ipl has been a great ambassador for the game of cricket In India. It has gained immense popularity throughout the country with being telecasted in different languages too.
every team has 2 individual jersey which are kept for home and away games respectively and they can have a separate dress for any special occasion. Only royal challengers bangalore and Delhi Der devils are the team who has never won the tittle so far. Ipl can be a great platform to showcase your talents and reach the next level.