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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.

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Yuvraj Singh: Not just international cricket, Yuvraj also says goodbye to IPL

Cricket | Jun 10, 2019, 04:53 PM IST

Yuvraj Singh confirmed that he won't take part in the Indian Premier League (IPL) from next year.

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BCCI thanks poll panel for smooth conduct of IPL

Cricket | May 20, 2019, 08:39 PM IST

The IPL management team had to bring out the schedule in three halves keeping in mind the dates of the elections.

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SEE PICS: IPL 2019 champions Mumbai return home to rapturous welcome, celebrate title win

Cricket | May 14, 2019, 12:02 PM IST

The celebrations continued on Monday with members of the squad and support staff travelling in an open bus from Antilla to Trident in south Mumbai.

MS Dhoni steered CSK to a record 8th IPL final this year.

IPL 2019: IPL auctioneer reveals 2008 auction sheet of MS Dhoni being sold to CSK

Cricket | May 12, 2019, 03:29 PM IST

MS Dhoni was sold for $1.5 million to Chennai Super Kings in the first-ever auction of the IPL in 2008. The tournament auctioneer has tweeted the content of the auction sheet.

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BCCI not to take action against Umpire Nigel Llong, to officiate in IPL final

Cricket | May 11, 2019, 10:31 PM IST

It is learnt that the CoA, in consultation with the IPL Operations team, has allowed Llong to officiate despite an official complaint lodged by the Karnataka State Cricket Association.

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IPL 2019: Determination and perseverance, Mumbai Indians' riveting road to finals

Cricket | May 11, 2019, 05:35 PM IST

From doing a triple over defending champions in the 12th edition of the cash-rich league and to now facing their arch-rivals for the fourth time in the finals, CSK and MI are a match made in heaven.

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IPL 2019: With three places booked, which IPL team can seal the last play-off spot?

Cricket | May 03, 2019, 01:27 PM IST

Depending on the games in hand, points accumulated and the net run-rate as well, the four remaining teams do have a certain advantage in each way but will have to make the most of it in every way.

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IPL 2019: Virat Kohli's RCB take on Kings XI Punjab in must-win IPL clash

Cricket | Apr 12, 2019, 08:52 PM IST

Nothing seems to be going right for RCB, who slumped to their sixth straight loss after going down against Delhi Capitals in their IPL match last Sunday.

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MS Dhoni loses his cool at umpires, fined 50 per cent of match fees

Cricket | Apr 12, 2019, 01:48 PM IST

MS Dhoni admitted to the Level 2 offence 2.20 of the IPL's Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction after Chennai Super Kings' win over Rajasthan Royals.

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Delhi Capitals' Harshal Patel ruled out of IPL due to injury

Cricket | Apr 11, 2019, 06:51 PM IST

Patel has featured in two out of the six games for the Delhi-based outfit this season, picking up 2/40 in the tied game against the Kolkata Knight Riders, which Delhi won in the super over.

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IPL 2019, DC vs SRH Live stream: How to watch IPL on smartphone with Reliance Jio TV, Hotstar and Airtel TV apps

Technology | Apr 04, 2019, 03:20 PM IST

IPL 2019 DC vs SRH Live stream can be seen on smartphones and web via Hotstar, Reliance Jio TV and Airtel TV.

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IPL 2019, MI vs CSK Live stream: Watch it live on your smartphone via Reliance Jio TV, Hotstar and Airtel TV apps

Technology | Apr 03, 2019, 06:39 PM IST

IPL 2019 MI vs CSK Live stream can be seen live on Hotstar, Reliance Jio TV and Airtel TV.

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IPL 2019: World Cup on their minds, cricket's mega stars get ready for IPL carnival

Cricket | Mar 22, 2019, 01:41 PM IST

This edition of the league will bear special significance with the mega ODI World Cup starting only two and half weeks after the final on May 12.

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Pakistan bans broadcast of Indian Premier League

Cricket | Mar 22, 2019, 11:44 AM IST

The decision comes a month after DSport, the official broadcasters of the Pakistan Premier League (PSL) in India, stopped the coverage of the tournament in protest of the Pulwama terror attack.

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IPL 2019: New season, new test; What to look forward to in this IPL season

Cricket | Mar 21, 2019, 12:47 PM IST

As the new season dawns this summer, the IPL has become more diverse and the competition has surely heated up and this summer, the battle for the coveted title gets only more exciting.

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IPL 2019: Chennai Super Kings wicketkeeper-batsman N Jagadeesan in praise of MS Dhoni's fitness

Cricket | Mar 11, 2019, 05:55 PM IST

The flamboyant batsman, who is yet to make his IPL debut, said he got to watch Dhoni closely, adding that he got inputs from the talismanic captain.

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Chairman Dave Richardson rules out ICC interference in IPL

Cricket | Mar 04, 2019, 08:43 PM IST

ICC chairman Dave Richardson said reports in the Indian media that the ICC was somehow seeking to interfere in or dictate to the IPL were wide of the mark.

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IPL will be the 'next big step' for women's cricket, says Australian captain Meg Lanning

Cricket | Mar 02, 2019, 03:46 PM IST

Last year, IPL had staged a one-off exhibition match for women players in Mumbai hinting at the possibility of the start of women’s own T20I league.

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IPL performances will have no bearing on World Cup 2019 selection, asserts Virat Kohli

Cricket | Mar 01, 2019, 05:04 PM IST

There were talks that IPL could be a possible shoot-out between Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant for the second wicketkeeper's slot.

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Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy: Prithvi Shaw issues IPL warning as Mumbai raze Goa

Cricket | Feb 25, 2019, 09:29 PM IST

Mumbai rode on Shaw's blazing 71 off just 47 balls to reach the target of 140 with 10 balls to spare.

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