2018 Indian Premier League
The most anticipated cricket fever of India has begun with drum rolls! Yes, we are talking about nothing but IPL that is 2018 Indian Premier League. The hustle-bustle of the IPL can be heard in each and every corner of the nation. From, kids to adults to oldies everyone is showing their excitement by proudly cheering and supporting their favourite team. Indian Premier League (IPL) which was launched in the year 2008 has now taken a massive growth in terms of popularity and has drastically changed the world dynamics in terms of cricket. Running with successful 11Th year; itself shows that it has turned out to be a big franchise boosting the Indian economy enormously.
What is Indian Premier League (IPL)?
Indian Premier League (IPL) is also recognized as Vivo Indian Premier League. It was launched by the BCCI (Board of Cricket Council) and was an idea of the ex-commissioner of the league and founder Lalit Modi. This is a cricket tournament is based on the unconventional layout of Twenty20 cricket which is played every year in the month of April and May. The teams are formed by a fusion of various cricket players across; who unite together expressing diverse cities and states.
Why 2018 Indian premier league was special this year –
This year is special for the fans and supporters of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. Both the colossal team studded with the evergreen cricket heroes are back with the bang after two years of suspension. For those who are unaware of this issue; both the teams were suspended as a few chief members of these respective teams were found guilty of match-fixing and corruption charges.
This year total eight teams are going to participate. Check out the teams of 2018 Indian premier league –
- Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Chennai Super Kings
- Rajasthan Royals
- Mumbai Indians
- Sunrisers Hyderabad
- Kings XI Punjab
- Delhi Daredevils
- Kolkata Night Riders
Note – The tournament has begun and is being broadcast on the various channels of STAR India. Previously the media right were with SPN India but now televise is done by STAR and schedules are governed by the IPL’s body judgment.
Is 2018 Indian premier league just a cricket play-off or something else?
Started ten years back following the track of USA’s National Football League and Europe’s English Premier League; 2018 Indian premier league is operated solely as a franchise scheme. As we all know the team members of a particular team are decided on the basis of the auction that is the one who bids the highest gets the hold of the team-member. Many renowned celebrities, investors, marketers, business houses actively participate in the auction ceremony every year. This directly means that a massive amount of funds has been invested not only by the bidders but also by the marketing and advertising agencies.
The reason for investing such a lump-sum amount in this tournament is because Indian Premiere League (IPL) is being seen in every house and has become a household name. Having such a huge audience means an augment in employment opportunities and promotions. This tournament also has shown an increase in tourism of the country especially tourists across the globe. This all in turns massively boost the economy of our country by escalating the GDP since the time it has been launched.