The Indian Premier League (IPL) is an annual Twenty20 cricket competition based in India and contested every year between April and May. First held in 2008, the competition has become the most attended cricket league in the world and one of the most valuable, with the annual player auction seeing players traded for millions of dollars.
There are 8 teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL), who play each other twice in a home and away round robin format. The top four teams in the league qualify for the playoffs. The first qualifying match see’s the top 2 teams play, with the winner going directly to the IPL final. The loser will play in the second qualifying match against the winner of the third/fourth place eliminator match. The winner of this second qualifying match will then play the winner of the first qualifying round to determine the Indian Premier League champion.
The current champions are the Mumbai Indians, who won their fifth title in 2020 as they defeated the Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets in the Final. The 2020 tournament was delayed until September due to the Covid-19 and was played in the United Arab Emirates behind closed doors.
Teams & Venues of the Indian Premier League (IPL)
The 8 teams of the Indian Premier League (IPL), with their home venues are:
Chennai Super Kings – M. A. Chidambaram Stadium (Chennai, Tamil Nadu)
Delhi Capitals – Arun Jaitley Stadium (New Delhi, NCT of Delhi)
Kolkata Knight Riders – Eden Gardens (Kolkata, West Bengel)
Mumbai Indians – Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai, Maharashtra)
Punjab Kings – PCA Stadium (Mohali, Punjab)
Rajasthan Royals – Sawai Mansingh Stadium (Jaipur, Rajasthan)
Royal Challengers Bangalore – M. Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bengaluru, Karnataka)
Sunrisers Hyderabad – Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium (Hyderabad, Telangana)
How to buy tickets for the Indian Premier League
For information and to purchase tickets for Indian Premier League matches, click here to go to the ticketing page of the official IPL website.