But do you know how and when it started? History of IPL?

Indian Premier League is the world’s biggest cricket league that has recently completed its 12 years. The first match was held in 2008 just after the T20 world cup where India won the title against Pakistan.

IPL is the most fascinating T20 cricket game. IPL isn’t just a game in India but a kind of festival for all cricket lovers. Hockey is said to be the national game of India cricket has gained a lot of popularity among Indian audiences.  Social media, news channels, newspapers, and even tea stall all over only one thin IPL. IPL has a huge fan base in India.

History of IPL? The idea behind the world’s biggest cricket league.

IPL got started in 2008 but very knows about ICL Indian Cricket League. This ICL was founded before IPL. But due to some circumstances, ICL got banned and later it vanished from cricket. When ICL was in full swing before 2008 IPL was still under plan only. After one or two years ICL was clammed with many fraud cases and some fixing issues it gone banned for a lifetime.

 Mr. Nirav Kumar Modi along with BCCI are the founders of IPL. The idea of IPL was purposed by Nirav Modi years before 2008. The idea didn’t get implemented by BCCI due to some at instant time. But later in 2008, it was adapted, and soon after the idea of IPL got adapted in Indian cricket. Mr. Modi got this idea from Europe’s football league and different basketball tournaments. The basic concept behind these leagues makes a team from the different-different country player. Book them with a certain amount of money and make a team with all of them.

Season 01 was held in 2008 with a total of 8 teams.

  1. Bangalore Royal Challengers
  2. Chennai Super Kings
  3. Deccan Chargers 
  4. Delhi Daredevils
  5. Kings XI Punjab
  6. Kolkata Knight Riders
  7. Mumbai Indian 
  8. Rajasthan Royals

Teams are the same till season 03 in 2010,

Bangalore Royal Challengers renamed to Royal Challengers Bangalore

In the 4th season of IPL in 2011 there were some changes. Some new teams were founded and some were continued with old names. A total of 10 teams participated in this season. 

  1. Chennai Super Kings
  2. Deccan Chargers 
  3. Delhi Daredevils
  4. Kings XI Punjab
  5. Kochi Tuskers Kerala
  6. Kolkata Knight Riders
  7. Mumbai Indians
  8. Pune Worriers
  9. Rajasthan Royals
  10. Royal Challengers Bangalore

In season 5 IPL 2012 one team was removed and only 9 teams participated

  1. Chennai Super Kings
  2. Deccan Chargers 
  3. Delhi Daredevils
  4. Kings XI Punjab
  5. Kolkata Knight Riders
  6. Mumbai Indians
  7. Pune Worriers
  8. Rajasthan Royals
  9. Royal Challengers Bangalore

*Kochi Tuskers Kerala was no longer exists in this season.

Season 6 witness one of the strongest teams in IPL Sunrisers Hyderabad.

  1. Chennai Super Kings
  2. Delhi Daredevils
  3. Kings XI Punjab
  4. Kolkata Knight Riders
  5. Mumbai Indians
  6. Pune Worriers
  7. Rajasthan Royals
  8. Royal Challengers Bangalore
  9. Sunrisers Hyderabad

In 2014 and 2015 all squads remain the same with a total of 8 teams.

  1. Chennai Super Kings
  2. Delhi Daredevils
  3. Kings XI Punjab
  4. Kolkata Knight Riders
  5. Mumbai Indians
  6. Rajasthan Royals
  7. Royal Challengers Bangalore
  8. Sunrisers Hyderabad

Season 9th 2015 also formed some new teams.

  1. Delhi Daredevils
  2. Gujrat Lions
  3. Kings XI Punjab
  4. Kolkata Knight Riders
  5. Mumbai Indians
  6. Rising Pune Supergiants
  7. Royal Challengers Bangalore
  8. Sunrisers Hyderabad

Two new teams were formed this year.

Season 10th 2016 remain the same and this IPL was also known as VIVO IPL as VIVO was a big part of the sponsor.  

In the 2018 11th season there was again a change in teams.

  1. Sunrisers Hyderabad
  2. Chennai Super Kings
  3. Kolkata Knight Riders
  4. Rajasthan Royals
  5. Mumbai Indians
  6. Royal Challengers Bangalore
  7. Kings XI Punjab
  8. Delhi Daredevils

*After 2018 teams remain the same.

The team which clammed most victory is Mumbai Indians till now.

These all the teams so far that participated in the history of IPL till now. Most of the seasons there are around 8 teams. This year 2020 there is a total of 8 teams on the ground.

Some facts about the founder of IPL idea Mr. Nirav Modi. When he first proposed the idea of IPL in the ’90s his idea got rejected. At that time, he proposed ICL, not the IPL. Due to the issue, it got declined by BCCI. Mr. Modi wanted ICL in increasing his business which he was planning to be named Modi Entertainment Networks. After his proposal got declined by BCCI, he decided to become the chairman of the various state cricket board.

He comes to chairman of the Himachal Cricket Association and Chandigarh cricket Association and later he became the board member of BCCI itself. He again proposed the idea of a cricket league named IPL this time and his idea got a chance. And after that BCCI was in heavy profit. He was a successful board member of BCCI for some years. After some years he was dismissed with the claim of various fraud cases happing BCCI. But IPL remains the same and every year IPL was held like a festival. Even in this COVID IPL is being held in Dubai with all safety precautions and no real crowd. This is the first time in the history of IPL that no audience is watching physically. You can watch IPL only through an online platform. 

Alok Kumar

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