The Indian Premier League is a professional T20 league. It is played by 8 teams based out of eight cities of India.
It was founded by the Board of cricket control in India in 2007.
It is usually played between the month of March and May of every year.
It is watched most by cricket fans in the world and it became the first sporting event of the world, which is broadcasted live on You Tube.
It gained sixth rank by average attendance among all sports leagues in 2014.
According to Duff and Phelps, the brand value of the tournament in 2019 was ₹475 billion.
According to BCCI, ₹11.5 billion was contributed to the GDP of the Indian economy in IPL 2015.
Double round robin and playoff
Number of teams
Mumbai Indians (5th title)
Mumbai Indians (5 titles)
Virat kohli (6076)
Lasith Malinga (170)
Television timeouts is used in IPL matches and thus there is no time limit to complete their innings.
A penalty may be imposed if this privilege is misused.
Each team is given a “strategic timeout” of two-and-a-half-minute in each innings.
One is taken by the bowling team and one is taken by the batting team.
Umpire Decision Review System is being used now, since the 2018 season.
There are 8 teams and each team play each other twice.
The top four teams will qualify for the next match.
The top two teams play against each other in the first qualifying match and the winner moves to IPL final and the loser getting another chance to qualify for the IPL final by playing the second Qualifying match.
The team at third and fourth position play against each other and winner of the match plays with the loser of the first qualifying match.
The winner of second Qualifying match play against winner of first Qualifying match in IPL final.
The winner of final match is declared as winner of winner of the particular season.
Team composition rules (as of 2020 season) :
- Maximum number of players can be between 18 and 25 and maximum of 8 overseas players.
- Salary cap of the entire squad should not be more than ₹850 million.
- Under-19 players are not allowed to play unless they have previously played first-class or List A cricket.
- A team is allowed to play a maximum of 4 overseas players in their playing IX.
- The term of a player contract is one year and the franchise can to extend the contract by one or two years.
Salaries of the players:
Prior to the 2014 season of IPL, Indian domestic players were not the part of the player auction pool and sighing amount for domestic players was ₹1 million (US$14,000) to ₹3 million. As per survey by Sporting Intelligence and ESPN The Magazine, the average IPL salary of players is US$4.33 million per year
₹500 million was offered as prize money in IPL season 2019 and the prize money distribution is as follow:
|Winning team||₹200 million.|
|First runner up||₹125 million|
|Second runner up||₹87.5 million|
|Fourth placed team||₹87.5 million|
Awards of IPL
The Orange Cap is awarded to the highest run-scorer during an IPL season
Latest winner is KL Rahul in 2020.
The Purple Cap is awarded to the highest wicket-taker during an IPL season.
Latest winner is Kagiso Rabada in 2020.
Most Valuable Player:
Most Valuable Player rating system was introduced in 2013 and the winner of it is “Most Valuable Player” at the end of the season.
Latest winner is Jofra Archer in 2020.
The Fair Play Award is given to the team, who has record of fair play.
Latest winner is Mumbai Indians in 2020.
Emerging player award:
Since 2014, the award is named as the Emerging Player of the Year.
Latest winner is Devdutt Padikkal in 2020.
Most sixes award:
The Maximum Sixes Award is given to player with most number of sixes.
Latest winner is Ishan Kishan in 2020.
Player of the match :
It is given to player of final match.
Latest winner is Trent Boult in 2020