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The Indian Premier League (IPL) started in 2008 with eight teams based on eight Indian cities. The league is a professional Twenty20 cricket league with double round-robin and playoffs format. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) founded the league in 2007. Lalit Modi was the 1st chairman of the IPL and current chairman is Brijesh Patel. Rajasthan Royals won the inaugural IPL title in 2008. The most successful team of the IPL is Mumbai Indians with five titles, followed by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) with 4 titles. In 2009, the IPL was shifted to South Africa and, in 2014, half the tournament of the IPL was shifted to UAE due to general elections in India. The schedule of the 2020 season of the IPL was postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak in India, later in the year the whole season was shifted to UAE. In 2021, half of the IPL was held in India and was suspended due to the outbreak of coronavirus in the IPL teams and later it was shifted to UAE. Virat Kohli is the most successful batsman in the IPL with 6,283 runs. Lasith Malinga has taken most wickets in the IPL with 170 wickets. There will be two new teams, Lucknow and Ahmedabad, in the 2022 IPL season. More

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  • Book review: 'Maverick Commissioner' goes behind the scenes of Lalit Modi's rise and steep fall Jun 19, 2022 06:00 PM IST

    Book review: 'Maverick Commissioner' goes behind the scenes of Lalit Modi's rise and steep fall

    Lalit Modi was the most important person in cricket between 2005 and 2010 - a phase that changed Indian and world cricket drastically.

  • Lalit Modi's enduring legacy: IPL, and cricket’s changing economy Jun 18, 2022 02:30 PM IST

    Lalit Modi's enduring legacy: IPL, and cricket’s changing economy

    Why the Indian Premier League is unlike anything Indian cricket has seen - on or off the field.

  • After the IPL windfall at least, will BCCI give a bow to the billion cricket fans? Jun 16, 2022 03:02 PM IST

    After the IPL windfall at least, will BCCI give a bow to the billion cricket fans?

    The board increased the monthly pensions of former cricketers and umpires in a ‘big welfare innings’. The BCCI should remember that the greatest reason for its astounding income is the unparalleled fan base of a billion loyal supporters -- it’s not the Jagmohan Dalmiyas or the Lalit Modis.

  • Mission is to take IPL to cricket fans in every part of India and around the world: Nita Ambani Jun 15, 2022 09:17 PM IST

    Mission is to take IPL to cricket fans in every part of India and around the world: Nita Ambani

    Viacom’s IPL digital rights win also provides an exceptional opportunity for advertisers to reach a larger, younger, more relevant and highly-engaged audience.

  • Media rights auction | Indian Premier League’s value vaults past global leagues Jun 15, 2022 07:05 PM IST

    Media rights auction | Indian Premier League’s value vaults past global leagues

    BCCI plans to use the money to strengthen the domestic cricket structure in India starting from the grassroots and spruce up facilities across India and enrich the overall cricket-watching experience.

  • IPL media rights auction: Windfall for teams and their valuations Jun 15, 2022 10:52 AM IST

    IPL media rights auction: Windfall for teams and their valuations

    The IPL media rights for 2023-27 fetched the BCCI a record Rs 48,390 crore, making the Indian T20 cricket tournament among the most-valued sporting leagues in the world in terms of per match value

  • IPL rights auction | Disney settles for legacy media; Hotstar may lose out Jun 14, 2022 09:51 PM IST

    IPL rights auction | Disney settles for legacy media; Hotstar may lose out

    Disney+ may find it difficult to scale up streaming use base. Falling TV viewership will lengthen the time necessary to recoup investment and may hit margins of Star, said analysts.

  • IPL Media Rights Auction | Star India wins domestic TV rights with bid of Rs 23,575 crore Jun 14, 2022 07:04 PM IST

    IPL Media Rights Auction | Star India wins domestic TV rights with bid of Rs 23,575 crore

    "The bid is a direct testimony to the BCCI’s organisational capabilities despite two pandemic years," Jay Shah, the secretary of the nodal cricketing body, said.

  • BCCI has sold IPL media rights for Rs 48,390 crore. Time is ripe for Women's IPL Jun 14, 2022 02:30 PM IST

    BCCI has sold IPL media rights for Rs 48,390 crore. Time is ripe for Women's IPL

    There are 1,100 registered female cricketers in India. Experts say the time is ripe for an IPL-like women's league with six or seven franchises to begin.

  • IPL Media Rights Auction | Viacom18 bags digital bundle at Rs 20,500 crore for 2023-27 cycle Jun 13, 2022 11:06 PM IST

    IPL Media Rights Auction | Viacom18 bags digital bundle at Rs 20,500 crore for 2023-27 cycle

    Auction for IPL's digital rights was fierce as it went for rebidding when Disney Star challenged Viacom18 with a counter bid of Rs 49 crore per match which was surpassed by Viacom18 that closed the bidding with Rs 50 crore per game. On the broadcast rights front, Disney Star won the rights at Rs 57.5 crore per game.

  • Moneycontrol Selects: Top stories this afternoon Jun 13, 2022 02:15 PM IST

    Moneycontrol Selects: Top stories this afternoon

    Our specially curated package of the most interesting articles of the day will help you stay at the top of your game.

  • Proud to see evolution of cricket, IPL generates more revenue than English Premier League: Sourav Ganguly Jun 12, 2022 08:09 PM IST

    Proud to see evolution of cricket, IPL generates more revenue than English Premier League: Sourav Ganguly

    Sourav Ganguly is elated to witness the growth of cricket and said it will continue to evolve in the coming years.

  • Left-right combination is always right Jun 12, 2022 09:57 AM IST

    Left-right combination is always right

    While van der Dussen rarely got opportunities to bat for Rajasthan Royals in the just-concluded Indian Premier League, playing only in three matches, Miller played a lead role in Gujarat Titans’ title triumph, often finishing matches and remaining unbeaten in successful chases

  • Is Rishabh Pant the future skipper? Jun 11, 2022 02:28 PM IST

    Is Rishabh Pant the future skipper?

    Pant would need to take care that his batting form is not adversely affected by the new responsibility of leading the team. He would also need to constantly live with comparisons to Dhoni

  • Amazon plans to pull out of $7.7 billion race for cricket rights Jun 10, 2022 01:26 PM IST

    Amazon plans to pull out of $7.7 billion race for cricket rights

    The rights had been estimated to fetch an unprecedented $7.7 billion. The US giant is planning to throw in the towel rather than get into a bidding war, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing internal deliberations.

  • IPL media rights value to soar 3-4 times to Rs 60,000 crore, estimates Elara Securities Jun 07, 2022 11:45 AM IST

    IPL media rights value to soar 3-4 times to Rs 60,000 crore, estimates Elara Securities

    IPL broadcasting rights for the previous cycle of 2018-22 grew four-fold to Rs 16,300 crore

  • In photos: The best moments from IPL 2022 final May 30, 2022 09:07 AM IST

    In photos: The best moments from IPL 2022 final

    IPL 2022 final: Debut team Gujarat Titans lifted the IPL trophy after defeating Rajasthan Royals.

  • Metamorphosis of Hardik Pandya – once the find of IPL, now its crowning jewel May 30, 2022 09:06 AM IST

    Metamorphosis of Hardik Pandya – once the find of IPL, now its crowning jewel

    The Mumbai Indians which believed in him when he was nobody, chose not to retain him for the IPL 2022 and the 28-year-old was instantly grabbed by a new franchise from his home state, Gujarat.

  • IPL 2022: MI skipper Rohit Sharma says not 'losing sleep over disappointing season' May 22, 2022 12:13 PM IST

    IPL 2022: MI skipper Rohit Sharma says not 'losing sleep over disappointing season'

    After starting their campaign with eight consecutive losses, MI managed to pick up four wins in the second half of the season.

  • IPL 2022: Mumbai denies Delhi playoff berth, advancing Bangalore May 22, 2022 10:02 AM IST

    IPL 2022: Mumbai denies Delhi playoff berth, advancing Bangalore

    Mumbai's chase began with another failure by skipper Rohit Sharma, who scored 2 off 13

  • Virat Kohli finds form as RCB steamroll Gujarat to stay in IPL play-off race May 20, 2022 09:27 AM IST

    Virat Kohli finds form as RCB steamroll Gujarat to stay in IPL play-off race

    Virat Kohli (73 off 54) and captain Fa du Plessis (44 off 38) shared a match-winning 115-run opening stand before Glenn Maxwell (40 not out off 18) went ballistic to ensure the team got home in 18.4 overs.

  • Chennai Super Kings corrected 15-20% in unlisted markets over a month May 19, 2022 01:53 PM IST

    Chennai Super Kings corrected 15-20% in unlisted markets over a month

    Analysts blamed the correction on concerns over the team leadership among others.

  • Food tech companies getting more orders; thanks to IPL, office reopening May 12, 2022 11:47 AM IST

    Food tech companies getting more orders; thanks to IPL, office reopening

    Delivery is becoming a concern among companies including Swiggy and Zomato due to a high churn rate.

  • IPL 2022 | DC vs RR: Jos Buttler’s early dismissal makes way easy for Delhi May 12, 2022 08:52 AM IST

    IPL 2022 | DC vs RR: Jos Buttler’s early dismissal makes way easy for Delhi

    Jos Buttler, who has amassed three centuries and three fifties to sit comfortably at the top of the run-scorers list with 625 runs, fell for just seven in the third over to give Delhi Capitals the early advantage.

  • Google joins Amazon in mulling a bid for coveted IPL May 12, 2022 07:00 AM IST

    Google joins Amazon in mulling a bid for coveted IPL

    The American tech company, which also has the video-streaming website YouTube, purchased the bid-related documents from the Board of Control for Cricket in India, or BCCI, according to people familiar with the matter, who asked not to be named as the information isn’t public.

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