The cricket tournament played between different Indian Premier League (IPL) teams is known as the "Indian Premier League" itself. The IPL is a professional Twenty20 cricket league held annually in India.
The IPL was founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007 and has since become one of the most popular and lucrative cricket tournaments in the world. It features teams representing various cities and regions in India, each consisting of a mix of Indian and international players.
The IPL follows a franchise-based model, where teams are privately owned by individuals, companies, or consortiums. Currently, there are eight teams participating in the IPL, which are:
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Delhi Capitals (DC)
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP, now known as Punjab Kings)
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Mumbai Indians (MI)
Rajasthan Royals (RR)
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
The Eliminator is played between the third and fourth-placed teams, with the winner advancing to the Qualifier. The Qualifier matches determine the teams that will compete in the final. The final match is played between the two teams that have emerged as winners in the Qualifiers.
The IPL is known for its high-intensity cricket, star-studded lineups, and passionate fan base. It attracts top players from around the world and has become a platform for showcasing emerging talent. The tournament garners massive viewership and generates significant interest from fans, sponsors, and broadcasters, making it one of the premier cricketing events globally.
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