Indian Premier LeagueThe Indian Premier League (often abbreviated as IPL) is a professional league for Twenty20 cricket competition in India. It was initiated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) headquartered in Mumbai supervised by BCCI Vice President Chirayu Amin, current chairman and commissioner of IPL, and CEO, Sundar Raman. It is currently contested by 10 teams consisting of players from around the world. It was started after an altercation between the BCCI and the Indian Cricket League.
In 2010, IPL became the first sporting event ever to be broadcast live on YouTube. Its brand value was estimated to be around $4.13 billion the same year. According to global sports salaries review, IPL is the second highest-paid league, based on first-team salaries on a pro rata basis, second only to the NBA. It is estimated that the average salary of an IPL player over a year would be $3.84 million. The brand value of Chennai Super Kings (winner IPL 2010, finalist IPL 2008 and semi-finalist IPL 2009) is estimated at USD 48.4 Million.
|Mumbai Indians||Mumbai||2008||Mukesh Ambani (Owner of Reliance Industries)||Sachin Tendulkar||Robin Singh|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||Bangalore||2008||Vijay Mallya (UB Group)||Daniel Vettori||Ray Jennings|
|Deccan Chargers||Hyderabad||2008||Deccan Chronicle group||Kumar Sangakkara||Darren Lehmann|
|Chennai Super Kings||Chennai||2008||India Cements (N.Srinivasan)||Mahendra Singh Dhoni||Stephen Fleming|
|Delhi Daredevils||New Delhi||2008||GMR Group||Virender Sehwag||Greg Shipperd|
|Kings XI Punjab||Chandigarh||2008||Ness Wadia, Preity Zinta, Dabur, Apeejay Surendera Group||Adam Gilchrist||Michael Bevan|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||Kolkata||2008||Red Chillies Entertainment (Shah Rukh Khan)||Gautam Gambhir||Dav Whatmore|
|Rajasthan Royals||Jaipur||2008||Emerging Media (Lachlan Murdoch), Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra||Shane Warne||Shane Warne|
|Pune Warriors India||Pune||2011||Sahara||Yuvraj Singh||Geoff Marsh|
|Kochi Tuskers Kerala||Kochi||2011||Kochi Cricket Private Limited||Mahela Jayawardene||Geoff Lawson|