The Indian Premier League a new chapter in history changed the traditional way cricket is played in India and has brought in huge fans and future scope for the entertainment sports as well. It is a professional T20 Cricket league initialized by the Lilit Modi (BCCI Vice-President at the time) as a competitive response to the Indian Cricket League (ICL). Following the same cricket format as that of English Premier League and the National Basketball League (NBA) of the US, the maiden IPL tournament which LalithModi had conceptualized and ideated was on the way to come on the forefront in 2008. The IPL every year organized as franchise style coming from the American style of hiring players and transfers. These franchises were put for auction, where the highest bidder won the rights to own the team, representing each city.
T20 Cricket: Twenty20 format most popular after India won the T20 World Cup on Pakistan in 2007.
Maiden Edition of IPL
The maiden edition of IPL in 2008 had eight teams comprising a minimum of 16 players each franchise team. The first tournament lasted for 44 days and played 59 matches.
IPL TEAMS FOR THE FIRST EDITION
Total 8 Teams played in IPL First Season.
- Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Kings XI Punjab
- Chennai Super Kings
- Kolkata Knight Riders
- Deccan Chargers
- Mumbai Indians
- Delhi Daredevils
- Rajasthan Royals
Individual Awards in IPL Tournament
The Orange Cap is awarded for the top run-scorer in the IPL during a season. It is an ongoing competition with the leader wearing the cap throughout the tournament until the final game, with the eventual winner keeping the cap for the season.
The Purple Cap is awarded for the top wicket-taker in the IPL. It is an ongoing competition with the leader wearing the cap throughout the tournament until the final game, with the eventual winner keeping the cap for the season.
A large part of the IPL’s success will depend on its entertainment value as much as its sporting value and Modi, in his interaction, harped on how Bollywood and cricket are the two biggest box-office draws in India. The involvement of Khan, Zinta and Juhi Chawla – Khan’s partner in the Kolkata franchise – takes care of the glamor quotient; Zinta’s presence alone at the BCCI office in Mumbai saw a larger-than-usual media turnout.