The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India, featuring eight teams representing different cities. The IPL is organized by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and is held annually from March to May.
The eight teams in the IPL are Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Each team is owned by a different franchise and consists of both international and Indian players.
The IPL follows a round-robin format, with each team playing a total of 14 matches. The top four teams with the most points at the end of the round-robin stage advance to the playoffs, which includes the Qualifier 1, Eliminator, Qualifier 2, and the Final. The final match determines the IPL champion and is considered one of the most significant sporting events in India.
Over the years, the IPL has become one of the most popular cricket tournaments in the world, attracting top players from around the globe and millions of viewers and bettors alike. With its unique format and competitive play, the IPL continues to captivate cricket fans around the world.