Indian Premier League
The Indian Premier League (often abbreviated as IPL), is a Twenty20 cricket competition initiated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and supervised by BCCI Vice President Lalit Modi, Chairman & Commissioner for IPL and CEO Sundar Raman. It presently includes 10 teams "franchises" consisting of players from different countries. It was started after altercation between the BCCI and the newly-created Indian Cricket League.
It was the first sporting event ever to be broadcast live on the popular video sharing website YouTube. The Indian Premier League's brand value was estimated to be around $4.13 billion (over Rs 18,000 crore) in 2010. According to global sports salaries review, IPL is the second highest-paid league, based on first-team salaries on a pro-rata basis, second only to the NBA league. It is calculated that the average salary of IPL over a year is £2.5 million.
English Premier League for Football, PHP or I league again in Football, National Basketball League in Basket ball have all made a lot of difference in several countries and these led to the birth of Indian Premier League, a billion dollar baby, from the brain of BCCI vice president Lalit Modi.
Well looking at the benefits of IPL, we have a few to count them on. First being the benefit of expertise and experience from International Player. Team constituting of eight foreign players of which only four can be in the starting XI, four players from the local catchments area and four Under-22 players, this will help to learn a lot from the international players to our growing Cricketers. No doubt, the gain by playing will prove invaluable, whether it be in terms of stronger Nation Team, getting in-depth knowledge or Cricket as a Sport of the World. Breaking the boundaries between the countries of the World and play as one team, is indeed a great benefit, which shows a world as a single great place to be bonded in all respects.
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