Indian Premier League (IPL)

Indian Premier League (IPL): The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional T20 cricket league. The Indian Premier League (IPL) was established in 2007 by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Indian Premier League (IPL) is usually held every year between March and May. The IPL is run by a seven-member Governing Council made up of former India players and BCCI officials.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the most participated cricket league in the world. In 2014, the Indian Premier League (IPL) was ranked almost sixth among all sports leagues in the world.

In 2010, the Indian Premier League (IPL) became the first sporting event in the world to be broadcast live on YouTube.

In 2015, the Indian Premier League (IPL) season contributed ₹11.5 billion to the GDP of the Indian economy, according to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

According to Duff & Phelps, the brand value of Indian Premier League (IPL) was ₹475 billion in 2019.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 recorded massive viewership with 31.57 million average impressions and a 23 per cent increase in overall consumption from the 2019 season.

There have been 13 seasons of IPL tournament so far. The Indian Premier League (IPL) venue for the season 2020 was shifted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Indian Premier League (IPL) Title sponsorships

Year Sponsor Sponsorship fee (per year)
2008-12 DLF ₹40 crore 
2013-15 Pepsi ₹79.2 crore 
2016-17 Vivo ₹100 crore 
2018-19 Vivo ₹439.8 crore 
2020 Dream11 ₹222 crore 
2021-23 Vivo ₹439.8 crore 

The Indian Premier League (IPL) Foundation

The Indian Premier League (IPL) Foundation: On 13 September 2007, following India’s T20 World Cup victory in 2007. BCCI announced 20-20 cricket competition named Indian Premier League (IPL).

The first season was launched in April 2008 at a “high-profile ceremony” in New Delhi.

BCCI Vice President Lalit Modi gave details of the tournament including the format of the tournament, prize money, franchise revenue system and team structure rules.

To decide the owners of the new league, an auction was held on 24 January 2008, with the franchise’s total base price of approximately $400 million.

At the end of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, the winning bidders were announced, along with the base of the teams: Hyderabad, Jaipur, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mohali and Mumbai.

In the end, all franchises were sold for a total of $723.59 million.

Indian Premier League (IPL) Brand value

IPL Teams Brand value
Mumbai Indians ₹761 crore 
Chennai Super Kings ₹611 crore 
Kolkata Knight Riders ₹543 crore 
Royal Challengers Bangalore ₹536 crore
Sunrisers Hyderabad ₹442 crore 
Delhi Capitals ₹370 crore 
Punjab Kings ₹318 crore 
Rajasthan Royals ₹249 crore 

Indian Premier League (IPL) match rules

Indian Premier League (IPL) match rules: IPL games use televised timeouts. So there is no time limit in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in which teams have to complete their innings.

However, fines may be imposed if umpires find teams abusing this privilege.

Each team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is given a “strategic timeout” of two and a half minutes during each innings, one between the end of the sixth and ninth overs by the bowling team and the 13th and 16th overs of the batting team.

The Umpire Decision Review System is being used in all IPL matches since the 2018 season.

Thereby giving each team one opportunity to review the on-field umpire’s decision per innings.

Indian Premier League (IPL) Prize money

Indian Premier League (IPL) Prize money: In 2019, the Indian Premier League (IPL) offered a total prize money of ₹500 million with the winning team earning ₹200 million.

The first and second runners-up received ₹125 million and ₹87.5 million respectively. The fourth-place team also won ₹87.5 million. No prize money is given to other teams.

According to the rules of Indian Premier League, half of the prize money should be distributed among the players.

Indian Premier League (IPL) Teams

Team City Home ground Debut
Chennai Super Kings Chennai, Tamil Nadu M. A. Chidambaram Stadium 2008
Delhi Capitals New Delhi, NCT of Delhi Arun Jaitley Stadium 2008
Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata, West Bengal Eden Gardens 2008
Mumbai Indians Mumbai, Maharashtra Wankhede Stadium 2008
Punjab Kings Mohali, Punjab PCA Stadium, Mohali 2008
Rajasthan Royals Jaipur, Rajasthan Sawai Mansingh Stadium 2008
Royal Challengers Bangalore Bengaluru, Karnataka M. Chinnaswamy Stadium 2008
Sunrisers Hyderabad Hyderabad, Telangana Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium 2013

Indian Premier League (IPL) Owners, Captains, Coach List

Team Owner Captain Coach
Chennai Super Kings N. Srinivasan MS Dhoni Stephen Fleming
Delhi Capitals
  • Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao
  • Sajjan Jindal
Rishabh Pant Ricky Ponting
Kolkata Knight Riders
  • Shah Rukh Khan
  • Jay Mehta
Eoin Morgan Brendon McCullum
Mumbai Indians Mukesh Ambani Rohit Sharma Mahela Jayawardene
Punjab Kings
  • Mohit Burman
  • Ness Wadia
  • Preity Zinta
  • Karan Paul
KL Rahul Anil Kumble
Rajasthan Royals
  • Manoj Badale
  • Gerry Cardinale
  • Lachlan Murdoch
Sanju Samson Trevor Penney
Royal Challengers Bangalore Vijay Mallya Virat Kohli Simon Katich
Sunrisers Hyderabad Kalanithi Maran Kane Williamson Trevor Bayliss

Indian Premier League (IPL) Winners List

Season Final
Winner Winning margin Runner-up
2008 Rajasthan Royals

164/7 (20 overs)

Won by 3 wickets Chennai Super Kings

163/5 (20 overs)

2009 Deccan Chargers

143/6 (20 overs)

Won by 6 runs Royal Challengers Bangalore

137/9 (20 overs)

2010 Chennai Super Kings

168/5 (20 overs)

Won by 22 runs Mumbai Indians

146/9 (20 overs)

2011 Chennai Super Kings

205/5 (20 overs)

Won by 58 runs Royal Challengers Bangalore

147/8 (20 overs)

2012 Kolkata Knight Riders

192/5 (19.4 overs)

Won by 5 wickets Chennai Super Kings

190/3 (20 overs)

2013 Mumbai Indians

148/9 (20 overs)

Won by 23 runs Chennai Super Kings

125/9 (20 overs)

2014 Kolkata Knight Riders

200/7 (19.3 overs)

Won by 3 wickets


Kings XI Punjab

199/4 (20 overs)

2015 Mumbai Indians

202/5 (20 overs)

Won by 41 runs Chennai Super Kings

161/8 (20 overs)

2016 Sunrisers Hyderabad

208/7 (20 overs)

Won by 8 runs Royal Challengers Bangalore

200/7 (20 overs)

2017 Mumbai Indians

129/8 (20 overs)

Won by 1 run Rising Pune Supergiant

128/6 (20 overs)

2018 Chennai Super Kings

181/2 (18.3 overs)

Won by 8 wickets Sunrisers Hyderabad

178/6 (20 overs)

2019 Mumbai Indians

149/8 (20 overs)

Won by 1 run Chennai Super Kings

148/7 (20 overs)

2020 Mumbai Indians

157/5 (18.4 overs)

Won by 5 wickets Delhi Capitals

156/7 (20 overs)


Indian Premier League (IPL) Player of the Series List

Year Player of the series
2008 Shane Watson (Rajasthan Royals)
2009 Adam Gilchrist (Deccan Chargers)
2010 Sachin Tendulkar (Mumbai Indians)
2011 Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
2012 Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders)
2013 Shane Watson (Rajasthan Royals)
2014 Glenn Maxwell (Kings XI Punjab)
2015 Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders)
2016 Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
2017 Ben Stokes (Rising Pune Supergiant)
2018 Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders)
2019 Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders)
2020 Jofra Archer (Rajasthan Royals)

Indian Premier League (IPL) Awards List

At the end of the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament, players are honored with several awards. Like- Orange Cap, Purple Cap, Maximum Six Award, Most Valuable Player and Emerging Player of the Year etc.

  1. Orange Cap
  2. Purple Cap
  3. Maximum Sixes Award
  4. Most Valuable Player
  5. Player of the match (Final)
  6. Emerging Player of the Year

Orange Cap award

The Orange Cap award was introduced on 25 April 2008, a week after the inauguration of the IPL. The Orange Cap is presented to the leading run scorer in the Indian Premier League.

The highest run-scorer in the tournament during the Indian Premier League (IPL) season wears the Orange Cap when fielding, with the overall leading run-scorer being awarded the actual Orange Cap on the day of the season’s final at the conclusion of the tournament.

Orange Cap award List

Year Player name & Team Match Runs
2008 Shaun Marsh (KXIP) 11 616
2009 Matthew Hayden (CSK) 12 572
2010 Sachin Tendulkar (MI) 15 618
2011 Chris Gayle (RCB) 12 608
2012 Chris Gayle (RCB) 15 733
2013 Michael Hussey (CSK) 16 733
2014 Robin Uthappa (KKR) 16 660
2015 David Warner (SRH) 14 562
2016 Virat Kohli  (RCB) 16 973
2017 David Warner  (SRH) 14 641
2018 Kane Williamson (SRH) 17 735
2019 David Warner (SRH) 12 692
2020 KL Rahul  (KXIP) 14 670

Purple Cap Award

Following the introduction of the Orange Cap on 25 April 2008, the IPL announced the introduction of the Purple Cap on 13 May 2008.

The Purple Cap is given to the bowlers who take the highest number of wickets in the IPL.

The overall leading wicket-taker at the conclusion of the tournament during the season is awarded the actual Purple Cap on the day of the season’s final.

Purple Cap Award List

Year Player Name & Team Match Wkts
2008 Sohail Tanvir (RR) 11 22
2009 R. P. Singh (DC) 16 23
2010 Pragyan Ojha (DC) 16 21
2011 Lasith Malinga (MI) 16 28
2012 Morne Morkel (DD) 16 25
2013 Dwayne Bravo (CSK) 18 32
2014 Mohit Sharma (CSK) 16 23
2015 Dwayne Bravo (CSK) 16 26
2016 Bhuvneshwar Kumar (SRH) 17 23
2017 Bhuvneshwar Kumar (SRH) 14 26
2018 Andrew Tye (KXIP) 14 24
2019 Imran Tahir (CSK) 17 26
2020 Kagiso Rabada (DC) 17 30

Maximum Six Award

The maximum six award is given to the batsman who hits the most sixes in a season of IPL. Which is currently known as Unacademy Let’s Crack It Sixes Award for sponsorship reasons.

Maximum Six Award List

Year Player name & Team Mat Sixes
2008 Sanath Jayasuriya (MI) 14 31
2009 Adam Gilchrist (DC) 16 29
2010 Robin Uthappa (RCB) 16 27
2011 Chris Gayle (RCB) 12 44
2012 Chris Gayle (RCB) 15 59
2013 Chris Gayle (RCB) 16 51
2014 Glenn Maxwell (KXIP) 16 36
2015 Chris Gayle (RCB) 14 38
2016 Virat Kohli (RCB) 16 38
2017 Glenn Maxwell (KXIP) 14 26
2018 Rishabh Pant (DC) 14 37
2019 Andre Russell (KKR) 14 52
2020 Ishan Kishan (MI) 13 30

Most Valuable Player Award

The award was called the Man of the Tournament until the 2012 season. The IPL introduced the Most Valuable Player rating system in 2013, with the leader being named as the Most Valuable Player at the end of the season.

According to the points system, a wicket with 2.5 points for every four hits, 3.5 points for every six hits and 1 point for every dot ball. Each catch and stumping made is worth 2.5 points.

Most Valuable Player Award List

Year Player name & Team Pts
2013 Shane Watson (RR) 386
2014 Glenn Maxwell (KXIP) 286
2015 Andre Russell (KKR) 312
2016 Virat Kohli (RCB) 356.5
2017 Ben Stokes (RPS) 270
2018 Sunil Narine (KKR) 379.5
2019 Andre Russell (KKR) 369
2020 Jofra Archer (RR) 305

Player of the match (Final)

Year Player name & Team
2008 Yusuf Pathan (RR)
2009 Anil Kumble (RCB)
2010 Suresh Raina (CSK)
2011 Murali Vijay (CSK)
2012 Manvinder Bisla (KKR)
2013 Kieron Pollard (MI)
2014 Manish Pandey (KKR)
2015 Rohit Sharma (MI)
2016 Ben Cutting (SRH)
2017 Krunal Pandya (MI)
2018 Shane Watson (CSK)
2019 Jasprit Bumrah (MI)
2020 Trent Boult (MI)

Emerging Player of the Year Award

The award was called the “under-23 success of the tournament” in 2008. In 2011–12, the award was known as “Rising Star of the Year”, while in 2013 it was called “Best Young Player of the Season”. Since 2014, this award is called Emerging Player of the Year.

Emerging Player of the Year Award List

Year Player name & Team
2008 Shreevats Goswami (RCB)
2009 Rohit Sharma (DC)
2010 Saurabh Tiwary (MI)
2011 Iqbal Abdulla (KKR)
2012 Mandeep Singh (KXIP)
2013 Sanju Samson (RR)
2014 Axar Patel (KXIP)
2015 Shreyas Iyer (DC)
2016 Mustafizur Rahman (SRH)
2017 Basil Thampi (GL)
2018 Rishabh Pant (DC)
2019 Shubman Gill (KKR)
2020 Devdutt Padikkal (RCB)

Fair Play Award

The Fair Play Award is given after each season to the team with the best fair play record. The winner is decided on the basis of the points awarded to the teams by the umpire.

After each match, two on-field umpires and a third umpire score the performances of both teams.

A team may be awarded a total of ten points per match, of which four are awarded by the umpires on the “spirit of the game”, three points on the Laws of Cricket and respect for the umpires, two points each from three criteria. . representation based.

Fair Play Award List

Year Team name
2008 Chennai Super Kings
2009 Kings XI Punjab
2010 Chennai Super Kings
2011 Chennai Super Kings
2012 Rajasthan Royals
2013 Chennai Super Kings
2014 Chennai Super Kings
2015 Chennai Super Kings
2016 Sunrisers Hyderabad
2017 Gujarat Lions
2018 Mumbai Indians
2019 Sunrisers Hyderabad
2020 Mumbai Indians

IPL Governing Council

The IPL Governing Council is responsible for all the functions of the tournament.

  • Chairman: Brijesh Pate
  • Honorary Secretary: Jay Shah
  • Honorary Treasurer: Arun Singh Dhumal
  • Member: M Khairul Jamal Majumdar
  • ICA representative: Pragyan Ojha
  • CAG Nominee: Alka Rehani Bhardwaj

Source & Credits: BCCI | |

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