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Indian Premier League
Countries India
Administrator Board of Control for Cricket in India
Format Twenty20
First tournament 2008
Next tournament 2015
Image:Cricket current event.svg 2016 Premier League

The Indian Premier League is a Twenty20 cricket tournament in India. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) began the tournament after a dispute with the Indian Cricket League. The league is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The first season of the Indian Premier League began on 18 April 2008.

There are the eight franchises that field teams to play in the IPL:

  • Rising Pune Supergiants, RPS
  • Delhi Daredevils, DD
  • Kings XI Punjab, KXIP
  • Kolkata Knight Riders, KKR
  • Mumbai Indians, MI
  • Gujarat Lions,GL
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore, RCB
  • Sunrisers Hyderbad, SRH

Three other teams have played in the IPL but stopped due to cost:

  • Pune Warriors India, PWI
  • Kochi Tuskers Kerala, KTK)
  • Deccan Chargers, DC

Tournament results

Year Host nation Final Teams
Venue Winners Result Runners-up
2008  India DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai Rajasthan Royals
164 for 7 (20 overs)
Won by 3 wickets Chennai Super Kings
163 for 5 (20 overs)
2009  South Africa New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg Deccan Chargers
143 for 6 (20 overs)
Won by 6 runs Royal Challengers Bangalore
137 for 9 (20 overs)
2010  India DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai Chennai Super Kings
168 for 5 (20 overs)
Won by 22 runs Mumbai Indians
146 for 9 (20 overs)
2011  India MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai Chennai Super Kings
205 for 5 (20 overs)
Won by 58 runs Royal Challengers Bangalore
147 for 8 (20 overs)
2012  India MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai Kolkata Knight Riders
192 for 5 (19.4 overs)
Won by 5 wickets Chennai Super Kings
190 for 3 (20 overs)
2013  India Eden Gardens, Kolkata Mumbai Indians
148 for 9 (20 overs)
Won by 23 runs Chennai Super Kings
125 for 9 (20 overs)
2014  India
 United Arab Emirates
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai Kolkata Knight Riders Won by 3 wickets Kings XI Punjab 8

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