Ipl Business

Topics: Indian Premier League, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders Pages: 28 (10526 words) Published: July 21, 2012
Indian Premier League
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Indian Premier League|

Logo of the Indian Premier League|
Countries| India|
Administrator| BCCI|
Format| Twenty20|
First tournament| 2008|
Next tournament| 2013|
Tournament format| Double round-robin and playoffs|
Number of teams| 9|
Current champion| Kolkata Knight Riders|
Most successful| Chennai Super Kings (2 titles)|
Qualification| Champions League Twenty20|
Most runs| Suresh Raina
(2101, Chennai Super Kings)[1]|
Most wickets| Lasith Malinga
(81, Mumbai Indians)[2]|
Website| iplt20.com|
 2012 Indian Premier League|
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional league for Twenty20 cricket championship in India. It was initiated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), headquartered in Mumbai,[3][4] and is supervised by BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla,[5]who serves as the league's Chairman and Commissioner. It is currently contested by nine teams, consisting of players from around the world. It was started after an altercation between the BCCI and the Indian Cricket League.[6] In 2010, IPL became the first sporting event ever to be broadcast live on YouTube in association with Indiatimes.[7] Its brand value is estimated to be around US$2.99 billion in fifth season.[8] However, the league has been engulfed by series of corruption scandals where allegations of cricket betting, money laundering and spot fixing were witnessed.[9][10] -------------------------------------------------

First season
Main article: 2008 Indian Premier League
The inaugural season of the tournament started on 18 April 2008 and lasted for 46 days with 59 matches scheduled, out of which 58 took place and 1 was washed out due to rain. IPL suxxxx!! The final was played in DY Patil Stadium, Nerul, Navi Mumbai. Every team played each other both at home and away in a round robin system. The top four ranking sides progressed to the knockout stage of semi-finals followed by a final. Rajasthan Royals defeated Chennai Super Kings in a thriller and emerged as the inaugural IPL champions. Second season

Main article: 2009 Indian Premier League
The 2009 Indian Premier League season, abbreviated as IPL 2 or the 2009 IPL, was the second season of the Indian Premier League. The tournament was hosted by South Africa and was played between 18 April and 24 May 2009. IPL 2 was the second biggest cricket tournament in the world, after the Cricket World Cup,[3] and was forecast to have an estimated television audience of more than 200 million people in India alone. The top four ranking sides progressed to the knockout stage of semi-finals followed by a final. Deccan Chargers defeated Bangalore Royal Challengers in a thriller and emerged as the second IPL champions. Third season

Main articles: 2010 Indian Premier League and List of 2010 Indian Premier League personnel changes The third [season] opened in January 2010 with the auction for players. 66 players were on offer but only 11 players were sold. In this season, Deccan Chargers did not play at their preferred home location of Hyderabad, India due to the ongoing political crisis in theTelangana region . The new bases for the champions this season were Nagpur, Navi Mumbai and Cuttack. Four teams qualified for the semi-finals. The first semi-final was won by Mumbai Indians who defeated Bangalore Royal Challengers by 35 runs. Chennai Super Kings defeated Deccan Chargers in the second semi-final. The final was played between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.Chennai Super Kings won by a margin of 22 runs. Fourth season

Main articles: 2011 Indian Premier League and List of 2011 Indian Premier League personnel changes On 21 March 2010, it was announced in Chennai that two new teams from Pune and Kochi will be added to the IPL for the fourth season. However, the...
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