Cricket is the best sport in the world without any doubts. It started in the year of 1725 in Surrey, England. With time, there came the different formats of cricket. Initially, there was only the test cricket of four or five days. Then for more entertainment, came the one day internationals (ODIs). Only a few years back, we got the twenty-twenties. Recently, it has been the most popular format. Different nations have their own t20 domestic leagues. Like Australia has its Big Bash League, Bangladesh has BPL, West Indies has Caribbean League.
In this article, we will be talking about the t20 domestic league of India, the Indian Premier League (IPL). It is not only the most popular of all the domestic premier leagues in the world, but also the highest amount of money is invested in this very festival. Yes, in India IPL is nothing less than a festival. Almost all the cricket playing nations participate in this league. It was started in 2008. Since then, a lot of changes have been made during the next upcoming years.
IPL 2019 comprises eight teams:
- Kolkata Knight Riders
- Chennai Super Kings
- Mumbai Indians
- Delhi Capitals
- Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Rajasthan royals
- Kings XI Punjab
- Sunrisers Hyderabad
Each of these equally balanced sides gives their best on the field. The most beautiful thing about the IPL is its crowd. In India, cricket is considered as a religion. Here the people might be divided by religion, but they are definitely united by cricket. So, none of the team lacks the audience support. Be it any venue, any city, the stadiums are always full. People are so crazy about this IPL that even the tickets are sold at very high prices. It is a wonderful feeling to be present at the stadium. Each team is allowed to play atmost four oversea players per match.
The IPL is not introduced for only entertainment, there is a noble reason behind it. It sets the platform for most of the young Indian cricketers. It is the opportunity for them to build their future. All the young Indian players who work hard in the Ranji trophy, get the chance to give their best in the IPL, so that they can represent the National team in the future.
There are so many cricket lovers around the world who come to India to witness the beauty of IPL. Whoever wins the IPL, it doesn’t matter. The happiness and enjoyment it gives is unique.
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