Friday, February 19, 2010

Indian Premier League

In late June 2007, two men met in an English house, not far from the rain-drenched Wimbledon Championships, to discuss a very different sporting event. Lalit Modi, Vice-President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) brainstormed with Andrew Wildblood of the International Management Group (IMG), the sports management giants. In April 2008, the maiden IPL tournament that Mr. Modi had conceived and developed, was underway.
February 2008 saw the frantic player auction that created a media frenzy. Among the bidders were some of India’s richest and most powerful names, from industrialists to film stars, adding to the event’s lustre.
The opening ceremony was like nothing the sport had seen before and would not have been out of place as a curtain raiser for the Olympic Games. The world witnessed the first ever Twenty20 competition played on a scale comparable to the biggest events in sporting history.

Total 8 teams were participating in this mega event.

Chennai Super Kings, owned by India Cements

Deccan Chargers, owned by Deccan Chronicle

Delhi Daredevils, owned by GMR Industries

Kings XI Punjab, owned by Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia.

Kolkata Knight Riders owned by Shahrukh Khan

Mumbai Indians, owned by the Reliance Group of Companies

Rajasthan Royals, owned by Emerging Media, Shilpa Shetty & Raj Kundra

Bangalore Royal Challengers, owned by Vijay Mallya

First inaugural event 2008 was won by Rajasthan Royals
Second Edition of IPL event 2009 was won by Deccan Chargers.


  1. I love almost every kind of games but not creckit. I think it is the most confusing game in the world.