Indian Premier League - Statistics & Facts

Published by Statista Research Department, Jul 18, 2019
The Indian Premier League is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India contested during summer (April and May) of every year by franchises representing Indian states and cities. The professional cricket league was founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2008. There are currently eight teams participating in this cricket league. The IPL is similar to the American style of hiring players and transfers and works on a franchise based system. The IPL has drastically changed the way the game of cricket is played in India and integrated the entertainment industry into it as well. During the tournament, the advertising revenue of Sony Pictures Network increased from seven billion Indian rupees in season 7 to 13 billion rupees in season 10. According to the BCCI, the 2015 IPL season contributed over eleven billion Indian rupees to the GDP of the Indian economy.

The IPL had the highest attendance amongst all cricket leagues in the world and was ranked sixth by average attendance among all sports leagues in 2014. As of 2017, the tournament had the highest viewership amongst all the professional sports leagues in India. The television viewership of the finals of the IPL season 10 accounted for around 40 million impressions. The domestic competition also became the first sporting event in the world to be broadcasted live on YouTube.

There have been 12 seasons of the competition. The inaugural edition was won by Rajasthan Royals in 2008. The current IPL title holders are the Mumbai Indians, who won the last season by a narrow margin. According to Duff & Phelps, the brand value of the Mumbai Indians in 2017 amounted to over a 100 million U.S. dollars.

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