Indian Premier LeagueThe Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional leaguefor Twenty 20 Cricket championship in India . It was initiatedby the Board for control of India (BCCI), headquarteredin Mumbai ,Maharashtra and is supervised by BCCI VicePresident Rajeev Shukla who serves as the leagues Chairmanand Commissioner. It is currently contested by nineteams, consisting of players from around the cricketingworld. It was started after an altercation between the BCCIand the Indian Cricket League . The inaugural season of thetournament started on 18 April 2008 and lasted for 46 dayswith 59 matches scheduled .
List of IPL Teams• Chennai Super Kings• Delhi Daredevils• Hyderabad Deccan Chargers• Kings XI Punjab• Kolkata Knight Riders• Mumbai Indians• Pune Warriors• Rajasthan Royals• Royal Challengers Bangalore
Chennai Super Kings• Captain: Mahendra Singh Dhoni• Coach: Stephen Fleming & Steve Rixon• Owner: India Cements Limited• Chief Selector: V.B. Chandrasekhar• Colors: Yellow, Blue, & Orange• Tag Line: New team. Same Pride• Team Logo: A roaring lion which was the insignia of the Pallav dynasty that ruled Southern India with team’s name attached on the side in blue .• Home Ground: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai (Chepauk)• Support Staff Coach: Stephen Fleming Assistant Coach: Steve Rixon Bowling Coach: Andy Bichel Physical Trainer: Gregory King Physiotherapist: Tom Simsek Team Manager: Radha Krishnan
Chennai Super Kings• Chennai Super Kings is owned by India Cements which paid $ 91 million to acquire its rights for the next ten years, from the IPL. The Vice-chairman and Managing Director of India Cements, N. Srinivasan, is the defacto owner of the team .• The name Super Kings not only honors the golden era of Tamil culture but is also associated with the brand name - Coromandel King super grade cement - promoted by the India Cements Group .• CSK has been the most successful team in the Indian Premier League, winning the title twice. They reached the final in the first season of the IPL before losing out to Rajasthan Royals• Chennai Super Kings team logo is a Lion which was the insignia of the Pallava dynasty that ruled Southern India including the areas that constitute present day Chennai .
Delhi daredevils• Captain: Virender Sehwag Coach: Greg Shipperd (Australia)• Franchisee: GMR Holdings Franchise cost: $84 million Most Expensive Player: Virender Sehwag - $833,750 Support Staffs/Coaches• Assistant Head Coach: David Saker (Australia)• Bowling Consultant: Dennis Lillee (Australia)• Physiotherapist: Justin Steer• Administration• Owners: GMR group• Vice President: Amrit Mathur• Vice President: T. A. Sekhar• Selector: Adhishwar
Delhi daredevils• Delhi Daredevils players represent the Delhi franchise for the Indian Premier League (IPL). Its bid was won by GMR Group, for $84 million.• Delhi Daredevils, owned by GMR Group (based in Bangalore), represents the Delhi franchise for the Indian Premier League (IPL) .• The logo of Delhi Daredevils has a blazing red ball in it .• The mission of the Delhi Daredevils is: Unleash our power and tear down the rivals .• IPL Delhi Daredevils team has Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar as its brand ambassador. The colors of the team are navy blue and red .
Kings 11 Punjab• Owner: Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia (Bombay Dyeing), Karan Paul (Apeejay Surendra Group) and Mohit Burman (Dabur) Captain: Yuvraj Singh Coach: Tom Moody Franchisee: Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia, Mohit Burman, and Karan Paul Franchise Cost: $76 million Most Expensive Player: Yuvraj Singh - $1,063,750
Kings 11 Punjab• The first owners of the franchise included Preety Zinta ,Karan Paul (Apeejay Surendera Group) and Mohit Barman (Dabur) ,The group paid a total of $76 million to acquire the franchise. On 10 October 2010 the franchise agreement of Kings eleven was terminated by the IPL committee along with Rajasthan Royals due to their disputes. But they were brought back .• The Kings XI Punjab are a bunch of spirited, passionate, entertaining, brave and lion hearted players who have made their mission crystal clear - "To be the most successful and entertaining franchise in the league .• The Mission of the team is: To be the most successful and entertaining franchise in the league .• The teams vision is: To promote cricket in the region by providing global exposure to local talent, and attracting new audiences for the sport through innovative presentation .
Kolkata Knight Riders• Owner: Shah Rukh Khan (Red Chillies Entertainment) Captain: Gautam Gambhir Coach: Trevor Bavliss Franchisee: Red Chillies Entertainment Franchise cost: $79.09 million Most Expensive Player: - Gautam Gambhir $1,092,500• Bowling consultant and mentor – Wasim Akram• Cheerleaders Selection Kolkata Knight Riders will conduct a talent hunt, to be called Knights and Angels, to find its cheer leaders, making it the first team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) to do so.
Kolkata Knight Riders• Kolkata Knight Riders, owned by Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta, will have Saurav Ganguly, with Icon status, leading its players in the IPL .• The team is currently captained by Gautam Gambhirand coached by Trevor Bavliss .• The official theme of the team is Korbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo Re (We will do it, Fight for it, Win it) and the official colors are purple and gold .• The brand value of the Kolkata Knight Riders was estimated at $57.5 million in 2011, ranking third amongst all ten teams .• The logo of Kolkata Night Riders has a black background, with a blazing golden Viking helmet on it .• The home of the Kolkata Knight Riders is Eden Garden , the largest cricket stadium in India .• The team won its first title in 2012 by defeating defending champions Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets at their home ground in Chennai .
Mumbai Indians• Mukesh Ambanis Reliance Industries Limited owns Mumbai Indians, which was auctioned off for $111.9 million. Indias icon player Sachin Tendulkar is its captain, while Lalchand Rajput is the teams coach .• Mumbai Indians are currently led by Harbhajan Singh and coached by Robin Singh .• Reliance Industries Limited purchased the rights for the Mumbai franchise of India Premier League for a total of 496 Cr ($ 124 m) during the auction on January 24, 2008 .• The Mumbai Indians is the most expensive side of the Indian Premier League• The teams official colour is blue while the teams uniform is a two-tone blue with stripes of orange in it. Hrithik Roshan, the bollywood superstar is the brand ambassador of the team .
Royal Challengers Bangalore Support Staffs/Coaches• Head Coach: Ray Jennings (South Africa)• Assistant Head Coach: Vijay Bharadwaj (India)• Bowling Coach: Venkatesh Prasad (India) Administration• Owner: Vijay Mallya UB Group• CEO: Brijesh Patel• Ambassadors: Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Ramya, Upendra• Currently Captain – Virat Kohli• Franchise cost: US$111.6 million
Royal Challengers Bangalore• Royal Challengers Bangalore is owned by Vijay Mallyas UB Group .• The director of the team is Siddharth Mallya , RCB plays all its home matches at the M .Chnnaswamy Stadium .• The franchise has been one of the most successful and consistent in the IPL having reached the semis/play-offs every season apart from 2008 and 2012 .• The logo of Royal Challengers Bangalore comprises of the RC emblem .• RCB also represented the only team in the IPL that tried out 11 opening combinations in 14 games.• The team has a theme song as well, which is called "Thakkath Geete". The song has been composed with the assistance of TV9 .• The brand ambassadors of the Bangalore Royal Challengers are Indian film stars Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Upendra and Ramya.
Rajesthan Royals• Owner(s): Emerging Media, Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra• CEO: Manoj Badale• Manager (Operations): Shamsher Singh Captain: Shane Warne ,but current Captain :Rahul Dravid Coach: Shane Warne Franchise Cost: $67million Most Expensive Player: Mohammad Kaif - $675,000 Support Staffs/Coaches• Assistant Head Coach: Harish Joshi• High Performance Coach: Jeremy Snape• Physiotherapist: John Gloster• Performance Analyst: Mohsin Sheikh• Director Of Coaching: Darren Berry
Rajesthan Royals• Rajasthan Royals became the champions of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2008. The players of the team are led by Shane Warne, also their coach .• The Rajasthan Royals represent the pink city of Jaipur .• The logo of the team is a lion which depicts the power of the Royals and the war horn which denotes a war cry. .• Bollywood Actress Shilpa Shetty and her business partner Raj Kundra later bought 11.7% stake in Rajasthan Royals, by paying around US $15.4 million .• The logo of Rajasthan Royals comprises of a two lions blowing the war horn and flanking the RR insignia, along with the teams name.• Rajasthan Royals has a mascot - a lion named Moochu Singh and its anthem is Halla Bol, sung by Ila Arun.
Deccan Charges• Captain: VVS Laxman Coach: Robin Singh Franchisee: Deccan Chronicle Franchise Cost: $107.01million Most Expensive Player: Andrew Symonds - $1,350,000
Deccan Charges• Deccan Chargers known in short as DC was a cricket franchise based in the city of Hyderabad in the India Premium League .• The city of Hyderabad will be represented by the Deccan Chargers .• The owner of the Deccan Chargers is the media house Deccan Chronicle .• Gilchrist was the captain of the team for the first three seasons of the IPL From the fourth season, Kumar Sangakkara has been leading the team and Cameron White has been playing as his deputy.• The symbolic figure or the mascot of the Hyderabad Deccan Chargers is a charging bull which signifies strength, power and aggression while the flag which has red and gold bands represent victory and total dominance.
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