How the Indian Premier League became So Popular

How the Indian Premier League became So Popular

We Indians are crazy for cricket, and for most of the population, have their day end sooner or later, they play or gain insight on cricket. Looking at such love for cricket as a sport, Indian Premier League commenced. IPL was founded by BCCI in the year 2008, and the league was warmly welcomed by all the cricket fans across the globe.

The top reason for IPL to be widely popular is because all the talented and well-known players from different countries take part in the same. Not only that,  IPL matches are played across different cities in India. This gives the opportunity to all the Indian fans to watch their favorite players play.

Why is IPL So Effective? 

There are a few reasons behind this. Cricket is worshipped as a religion in India – a nation whose economy is rising at about 8% – so there was a huge perspective from the beginning. IPL has also introduced new development and advancements in the world of the sporting industry. For example – IPL was the first-ever tournament to be broadcasted live on YouTube. 

What IPL has amazingly done well is that it has made the most out of TV rights and Sponsorship incomes. The IPL broadcasting rights for the debut season were given to World Sports Group (Singapore-based firm) in partnership with Sony Pictures Network, for more than $1 billion. Given the way that the TV viewers arrived at 143million a year ago, that is the most expensive deal cost. IPL truly offers its sponsors a value proposition. 

Top Performing Teams

Till now, the Mumbai Indians Team has won the maximum IPL winner titles i.e four in number. Just behind MI, is Chennai Super Kings, with three winning titles. 

Top Performing Players

  1. Virat Kohli – Royal Challengers Bangalore
  2. Jasprit Bumrah – Mumbai Indians
  3. Andre Russell – Kolkata Knight Riders

Orange Cap Award

The Orange Cap Award is given to the player who is the top run-scorer of the league. Shaun Marsh of Kings XI Punjab was awarded the Orange Cap in the inaugural season. And as for the last season (2019) the Cap was given to David Warner of Sun Risers Hyderabad.

Purple Cap Award

The Purple Cap is awarded to the player who takes the maximum wickets in the season. Imran Tahir of Chennai Super Kings was awarded the Cap in the last season (2019).

All in All

The league has caught the eye of individuals over the world with unusual reactions from non-cricketing nations as well.

IPL is a tournament that introduces India to the world with a different and sporting perspective. It is a developing portrayal of India’s prosperity. The ability to adapt the game will be a gigantic positive angle to the game, mainly since the assets produced will be put into improving cricketing talent and infrastructure in the nation. 

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