The Indian Premier League (IPL), officially called the Vivo Indian Premier League, is a glitzy and glamorous professional Twenty20 Cricket league in India which started in 2008. There are eight teams representing eight different Indian cities, namely Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals. The league was founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and was a brainchild of Lalit Modi. The league, in its 10 years of existence, developed into the world's biggest and the richest T20 league. IPL also has an exclusive window in International Cricket Council's Future Tours Programme. The format of the league is divided into two halves - Round Robin and Qualifiers. Each of the eight teams will play each other twice in a home and away round robin format in the league phase. After the end of the league phase, the top two teams from the league phase will play against each other in 1st Qualifier for a place in the final. However, the team which loses in the 1st Qualifier will get another chance for the IPL by playing the second qualifying match (Winner of the Eliminator match between third and fourth place teams). The winner of the second qualifier will play the final match against the winner of the first qualifier.read more
Kings XI Punjab also urged everyone to support Prime Minister's initiative to fight coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Bengal all-rounder will have to wait to don the Royal Challengers Bangalore red and gold as the possibility of having even a curtailed IPL is getting slimmer by the day with the rise of COVID-19 positive cases in India.
Jaffer on Sunday picked his all-time best to form a playing XI from the 12 past seasons of the Indian Premier League while also adding an extra 12th man to the lineup
The second season of the cash-rich league was completed only within 37 days with a total of 59 matches and the knockouts had just two semifinals.
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that IPL can be started later due to coronavirus outbreak around the country.
The IPL begins with a clash between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium on March 29 while the final will take place on 24 May.
The said campaign which went on air on national television was a rip off from the famous Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign run by Airtel.
Yadav was roped in by Delhi Capitals at his base price of Rs 20 lakh at the December 19 auction held in Kolkata last year.
Sohail Tanvir was the best bowler of the inaugural IPL, leading Rajasthan Royals to a title triumph in 2008 under Shane Warne.
A player now gets approximately Rs 2.5 lakh per match in the Ranji Trophy, a far cry from the meagre salary the cricketers would withdraw not long ago, but still, the amount is no match to the millions the IPL stars earn.
The medium-pacer came into India reckoning after two seasons with IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings.
There have been reports of violence in West Bengal but Kolkata hasn't exactly been affected.
Before the big day in Kolkata, let’s take a look at the each of the eight franchises, their present squad after the release and retention, amount of money left in their purse and what they will be looking for at the auction.
It will be a smaller auction with just 73 spots up for grab for the eight franchises and well will be looking into the top 5 uncapped Indian players who might make it big at IPL 2020 auction.
The two-time champions have retained 13 players and traded in just one - Siddesh Lad from Mumbai Indians.
Ness Wadia, the co-owner of KXIP, has proposed that the Indian national anthem be played before every IPL game from the 2020 season.
Following the IPL, Australia's Big Bash League will now introduce strategic breaks in the middle of matches from the 2019/20 season.
McDonald has been a part of the IPL in the past having played for the Delhi Daredevils in the 2009 edition before being signed up by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2012-2013.
The next edition of the Indian Premier League could see some major changes in match-timings and scheduling.
Navnita will be responsible for performing specialized techniques pertaining to the preparation, motivation, overall supervision and all individual physical ailments relating to the team.