As the most popular professional cricket league in India, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has seen a lot of evolution over the years. With new teams and players coming and going, it’s hard to keep track of all the changes. Here’s a look at some of the key moments in IPL history:
-1997: The first season of IPL saw eight teams compete. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) emerged as dominant winners with three titles.
-2000: The league expanded to 10 teams and became known as the Indian Cricket League (ICL). Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) emerged as champions, winning two titles.
-2007: The ICL was rebranded as the IPL, and eight newly formed franchises competed for the first time. Mumbai Indians won their first title, while Rajasthan Royals became champions in its second season.
The IPL has been instrumental in breaking down cultural barriers between India and other countries, and it has helped to promote cricket as a mainstream sport in India.