Since the advent of T20 format, the game has been seeing many changes and leagues coming up. Currently, almost every cricketing nation has their own league like big bash league-Australia, CPL-West Indies, BPL-Bangladesh, PSL-Pakistan etc.,
However, IPL is superior to all of them in many ways like prize money, viewership, duration, number of teams etc. IPL was started in 2008 because of the efforts made by many people like Lalit Modi.
The present edition of IPL is called vivo IPL because of sponsor reasons.Vivo, the sponsor has made an agreement as a sponsor for the period 2018-22 worth 439.8 crores.
According to BCCI,2015 IPL has contributed $11.5 billion to the Indian GDP. In 2010, IPL became the first sporting event in the world to be live broadcasted on youtube. When it comes to players, teams and their interesting facts.
Delhi Daredevils is the only team that never played finals.
In 2013, Dale Steyn(South Africa) bowled 213 dot balls, highest by any bowler in IPL.
Amit Mishra(India) holds the record of most hat-tricks(3) by any bowler.
Piyush Chawla(India) bowled 400 overs so far and yet to bowl a no ball.
In 2016, Virat Kohli(India) scored 973 runs which is the highest by any player.
Mumbai Indians team has registered most wins in all the editions combined.
Sarfaraz Khan is the youngest player and Brad Hogg is the oldest player to play IPL.
Parthiv Patel is the only player to change 6 franchises.
Gautam Gambhir holds a weird record of most half-centuries and most ducks in IPL.
In this way, IPL is not only a sporting event but also a great contributing factor to the country`s economy, platform for young players to showcase their talent, an opportunity for local players to share the dressing room with world-class players etc.,