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IPL (Indian Premier League) is the most popular Twenty20 Cricket tournament held in India every year.

Indian Premier League

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the most popular Twenty20 cricket tournament. IPL is a brainchild of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

IPL today has become a craze amongst cricket fans. The fast paced matches of IPL promise three hours of action packed Cricket that keeps the viewers glued to their television sets, at homes, streets or wherever they find one.

Cricket lovers not only get to see their favourite cricketers from all over the world in cricketing action but the IPL also provides a big platform for many budding and domestic players to learn the nuances of the game playing along side their heroes.

Apart from the cricketing fun, IPL is a commercial venture to reckon with. The IPL is predicted to bring BCCI an income of around $1 billion over next five to ten years. This can be gauged from the global broadcasting rights that were sold for $ 1.026 billion, for a period of ten years.

The mix of players from around the cricketing world is what has worked wonders in making it popular not only in India but also other cricket loving nations. But the most important thing about the IPL is that it has managed to attract even the non-regular cricket followers to watching the game in its new 'avatar'.