How did IPL start? Beginning of a new era

IPL has changed cricket in India. The possibility of IPL was advocated by the then BCCI VP Lalit Modi, who later became IPL director.

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IPL has changed cricket in India. After the success in T20 World Cup 2007, individuals were overpowered with the possibility of T20 and the research organization of BCCI exploited it and traded out the furore since the time at that point. The possibility of IPL was advocated by the then BCCI VP Lalit Modi, who later became IPL director.

BCCI (a leading group of control for cricket in India) declared the beginning of the first period of IPL in 2008 only a year after 2007 T20 title win. The aim behind sorting out IPL was to advance local cricket ability and popularize T20 cricket in India. The thought was a triumph, and from that day, IPL has expanded in prominence and worth.

A domestic league

The thought behind IPL was to organize a tournament like NBA (national basketball league) and English Premier League. In these tournaments, the franchise was bought through auction by several big names in corporate sector like Vijay Mallya and Anil Ambani and Bollywood too showed its presence as big stars like SRK and Juhi Chawla bought a team. It works on a franchise-based system in which domestic and foreign players were there through auction. The base prices were ready for players. They provided it to the franchise of the highest bidder. 

The first round of auction for IPL was there to fetch around $400 million. It fetched around $724 million. The biggest betters were RIL, Mumbai Indians ($111.9 million) followed by Vijay Mallya’s Royal Challengers Bangalore ($111.6 million). Since then, the team prices have increased by four-folds.  

Structure of IPL

The main version of IPL has eight groups named on various urban areas in India. This naming dependent on urban areas expanded prominence and fan following. Each group consists of at least 16 players. Each side had a symbol player who went about as the substance of the group.

The symbol players of an alternate group were: Rahul Dravid of Imperial Challengers Bangalore; Mahendra Singh Dhoni of Chennai Super Kings; Sourav Ganguly of Kolkata Knight Riders; VVS Laxman of Deccan Chargers; Yuvraj Singh of Kings XI Punjab; Sachin Tendulkar of Mumbai Indians; Virendra Sehwag of Delhi adrenaline junkies and Shane Warne of Rajasthan royals.

The First Edition of IPL was a Success

The first game of the Indian Premier League took place between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Kolkata Knight Riders. The IPL had a smacking start as Brendon McCullum of KKR scored the first century of IPL in the first game itself by scoring 158 of 75 balls (13 sixes and ten fours). KKR won the first match as RCB was all-out for mere 85 runs. The entire season was full of such performances by several players.

The final was took place between CSK and RR. Shane Warne’s RR became the champions of the first edition of IPL. Shane Warne got many compliments for his fabulous captaincy.

IPL is the most significant domestic cricket tournament in the world, and many countries copied IPL in later years. 

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