The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most-watched and lucrative leagues in Indian sports. The specialization of this tournament is cricket. Talking about the world market of sports events, the IPL is worthily occupying the 6th position in the ranking.
In the world of modern technology, this league also stands out from its competitors. After two years of existence, in 2010, the tournament was broadcasting on YouTube. At that time, none of the tournaments could boast of such an achievement, since this step allowed fans to watch each match from every corner of the planet.
As for the format of the games, it remains unchanged till nowadays. All teams must play with each other twice (on the home field and away, on the opponent’s territory). According to the results of all games, some teams get into the playoffs where they fight for a place in the final and then for victory.
Rules for recruiting players in IPL teams
IPL is a franchise direction, the main rule of which is the regular acquisition of one new player to the team. The annual squad update can take place in several ways. The first is internal exchange. This is the process of re-signing contracts of players from competing teams. The second, most relevant, is buying players at the auction. The main requirement is the player’s consent to accept the role of a member of a particular team.
Since this auction is held every year, the price changes. If the player’s value is higher than the previously signed contract, then the difference is divided between the player and the company that auctioning off him.
According to the standard, the contract period for each player is one year. According to the results of the game and the desire of the team, the contract can be extended for 2 years.
The option of signing substitute players is also practiced. This is a promotion for a period when the team could not find a worthy new player. The difference is that a replacement can be made during a tournament, but an internal exchange or the acquisition of a new player must be mandatory before the start of the tournament or after its end.
There are several set rules that apply to the squad of a team.
- The number of players should vary within 16-24, 9 of which can be from foreign countries.
- A squad of 11 people should be built for the game, 4 of whom may be foreigners.
- Players’ salaries are limited and depend on the player’s success and experience.
Every year the IPL awards the best players with two types of prizes: Orange Cap and Purple Cap.
The top scorer of the season wears an orange cap throughout the tournament. The first person to be honored and received the prize was Shaun Marsh.
The second trophy is awarded to the one who took the most wickets. Pakistani Sohail Tanvir became the first winner of the Purple Cap.
Throughout its history, 30 teams have participated in the Indian Premier League. To date, the IPL 2021 consists of 8 of the most successful teams from different cities in India.
|Delhi Capitals||Ricky Ponting||New Deli|
|Chennai Super Kings||Stephen Fleming||Chennai, Tamil Nadu|
|Kings XI Punjab||Anil Kumble||Mohali, Punjab|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||Brendon Barrie McCullum||Kolkata|
|Mumbai Indians||Mahela Jayawardene||Mumbai|
|Rajasthan Royals||Sanju Samson||Jaipur, Rajasthan|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||Simon Matthew Katich||Bangalore, Karnataka|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad||Trevor Harley Bayliss||Hyderabad, Telangana|
The most successful team is the Mumbai Indians as they have won the most titles. This team became the most popular in 2017, after winning the third title.
Then there are the Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders, who became winners twice.
Also, CSK is the only team that entered into the playoffs in every tournament and is considered the best in terms of win ratio among all teams. Perhaps in some IPL match, they will set a record score again and become the winner of the tournament.