Group photograph of Mumbai Indians after wining the First IPL T20

IPL stands for Indian Premier League, which is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India. It was founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007 and is typically played annually between March and May.

The league consists of eight teams representing different cities in India, and each team is made up of both local and international players. The IPL has become one of the most popular and lucrative cricket leagues in the world, attracting top talent from around the globe and generating significant revenue through sponsorships, broadcasting rights, and ticket sales.

The format of the IPL involves each team playing a total of 14 matches in a round-robin format, followed by playoffs to determine the ultimate winner of the league. The IPL has gained a reputation for its high-energy atmosphere and innovative approach to cricket, including the use of technology and various rule changes to enhance the spectator experience.