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IPL---Indian Premier League

The Indian Premier League (IPL) (also known as the TATA IPL for sponsorship reasons) is a men's Twenty20 (T20) cricket league that is annually held in India and contested by ten city-based franchise teams.[3][4] The BCCI founded the league in 2007. The competition is usually held between March and May every year, and has an exclusive window in the ICC Future Tours Programme; fewer international cricket tours take place during IPL seasons.[5]

The IPL is the most-popular cricket league in the world; in 2014, it was ranked sixth by average attendance among all sports leagues.[6] In 2010, the IPL became the first sporting event to be broadcast live on YouTube.[7][8] The brand value of the IPL in 2022 was ₹90,038 crore (US$11 billion).[9] According to BCCI, the 2015 IPL season contributed ₹1,150 crore (US$140 million) to the GDP of the economy of India.[10] In December 2022, the IPL became a decacorn valued at US$10.9 billion, registering a 75% growth in dollar terms since 2020 when it was valued at $6.2 billion, according to a report by consulting firm D & P Advisory.[11] The league has banned players from Pakistan since 2008, the previous and only time they appeared in the IPL.[12]

As of 2023, there have been fifteen seasons of the tournament. The current title holders are the Gujarat Titans, who won the 2022 contest by defeating Rajasthan Royals in the final.

Prize money

The 2022 season of the IPL offered a total prize money of ₹46.5 crore (US$5.8 million), with the winning team netting ₹20 crore (US$2.5 million). The second-placed team received ₹13 crore (US$1.6 million), the third-placed team received ₹7 crore (US$880,000), and the fourth-placed team received ₹6.5 crore (US$810,000).[53][54] The other teams are not awarded any prize money. The IPL rules mandate half of the prize money must be distributed among the players.[55]


Orange Cap

The Orange cap, introduced in 2008, is awarded to the top run-scorer in the IPL during a season. It is an ongoing competition; the highest-scoring player wears the cap during fielding throughout the tournament. The eventual winner keeps the cap for the season. Brendon McCullum was the first player to wear the Orange Cap and Shaun Marsh was the first winner of the award. David Warner has won the cap in 2015, 2017 and 2019.[99] The Orange cap's latest winner is Jos Buttler with 863 Runs (2022).[100][101]

Purple Cap

The Purple Cap is awarded to the top wicket-taker in a season. It is transferred to the bowler who leads in the wicket-takes table and is eventually bestowed upon the winner, who keeps the cap for the season. As of 2023, only Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Dwayne Bravo have won the Purple Cap twice. The 2022 winner is Yuzvendra Chahal with twenty-seven wickets.[102][103]

Most Valuable Player

The Most Valuable Player award was called the "Man of the Tournament" until the 2012 season. The IPL introduced the Most Valuable Player rating system in 2013, the leader of which is named the Most Valuable Player at the end of the season. Jos Buttler won the award in 2022.[citation needed]

Fair Play Award

The Fair Play Award is given after each season to the team with the best record of fair play. The winner is decided on the basis of the points the umpires give to the teams. After each match, the two on-field umpires and the third umpire score the performance of both teams. The 2022 winners were Rajasthan Royals.[104]

Emerging Player Award

The Emerging Player Award was presented for the "best under-19 player" in 2008, and the "best under-23 player" in 2009 and 2010, being called "Under-23 Success of the Tournament". In 2011 and 2012, the award was known as "Rising Star of the Year", and in 2013, it was called "Best Young Player of the Season". Since 2014, the award has been called the Emerging Player of the Year. In 2016, Mustafizur Rahman of Bangladesh was the first and only foreign player to win the Emerging Player of the Year award. The 2022 winner was Umran Malik.[105]

Maximum Sixes Award

The award for the most sixes in a season, which as of 2023 is known as the "Unacademy Let's Crack It Sixes Award" for sponsorship reasons, is presented to the batsman who hits the most sixes in an IPL season. English batsman Jos Buttler of the Rajasthan Royals won this award in 2022 with forty-five sixes in seventeen innings.[106]

Team City Home ground Debut Owner(s) Captain Head coach

Chennai Super Kings Chennai, Tamil Nadu M. A. Chidambaram Stadium 2008

N. Srinivasan

M. S. Dhoni Stephen Fleming

Delhi Capitals New Delhi, Delhi Arun Jaitley Stadium 2008

Sajjan Jindal

G. M. Rao

David Warner Ricky Ponting

Gujarat Titans Ahmedabad, Gujarat Narendra Modi Stadium 2022

Steve Koltes

Donald Mackenzie

Rolly van Rappard

Hardik Pandya Ashish Nehra

Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata, West Bengal Eden Gardens 2008

Shah Rukh Khan

Juhi Chawla

Jay Mehta

Nitish Rana Chandrakant Pandit

Lucknow Super Giants Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium 2022

Sanjiv Goenka

KL Rahul Andy Flower

Mumbai Indians Mumbai, Maharashtra Wankhede Stadium 2008

Mukesh Ambani

Rohit Sharma Mark Boucher

Punjab Kings Mohali, Punjab Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium 2008

Mohit Burman

Ness Wadia

Preity Zinta

Karan Paul

Shikhar Dhawan Trevor Bayliss

Rajasthan Royals Jaipur, Rajasthan Sawai Mansingh Stadium 2008

Manoj Badale

Lachlan Murdoch

Gerry Cardinale

Sanju Samson Kumar Sangakara

Royal Challengers Bangalore Bangalore, Karnataka M. Chinnaswamy Stadium 2008

United Spirits

Faf du Plessis Sanjay Bangar

Sunrisers Hyderabad Hyderabad, Telangana Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium 2013

Kalanithi Maran

Aiden Markram Brian Lara



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