The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional league for Twenty20 cricket championship in India. It was initiated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), headquartered in Mumbai, and is supervised by BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla, who serves as the league's Chairman and Commissioner. It is currently contested by nine teams, consisting of players from around the world. It was started after an altercation between the BCCI and the Indian Cricket League.

In 2010, IPL became the first sporting event ever to be broadcast live on YouTube in association with Indiatimes. Its brand value is estimated to be around US$2.99 billion in fifth season.

IPL Winners History

Season Winners Runners-up Semi-finalists Teams
2008 Rajasthan Royals Chennai Super Kings Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Daredevils 8
2009 Deccan Chargers Royal Challengers Bangalore Delhi Daredevils, Chennai Super Kings 8
Season Winners Runners-up Third place Fourth place Teams
2010 Chennai Super Kings Mumbai Indians Royal Challengers Bangalore Deccan Chargers 8
2011 Chennai Super Kings Royal Challengers Bangalore Mumbai Indians Kolkata Knight Riders 10
2012 Kolkata Knight Riders Chennai Super Kings Delhi Daredevils Mumbai Indians 9