26 Cool Things About IPL You Probably Didn’t Know Till Now

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IPL is like a national festival of India. All the cricket lovers enjoy more than a month long period of this sport when people from different states arrive to cheer their regional team filled with globally popular cricket players. If you are also an IPL fan, you must also have experienced that wave of thrill during IPL. In such an enthusiastic environment of IPL, it would be amazing to know some fun facts about IPL. It is more than just an entertainment show for us. So here are 25 cool facts about IPL you should really know.

  1. 1. The IPL is the most-attended cricket league in the world and ranks sixth among all sports leagues
      
  2. 2. In 2010, the IPL became the first sporting event in the world to be broadcast live on YouTube
      
  3. 3. Of the 11 teams to have competed since the league’s first season, five have won the title at least once. Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders have won twice, while Rajasthan Royals and Deccan Chargers have won once.  
     
  4. 4. Before IPL, ICL was introduced in India by Zee Entertainment Group which had a panel of BCCI members too. However, it was not recognized by BCCI. IPL was started by Lalit Modi in 2008 when BCCI tasked him to start a new Twenty20 league that would rival the Indian Cricket League. 
     
  5. 5. On 14 June 2015, it was announced that two-time champions, Chennai Super Kings, and the inaugural season champions, Rajasthan Royals, would be suspended for two seasons following their role in a match-fixing and betting scandal. 
     
  6. 6. A team can acquire players through five ways: The annual auction, signing domestic players, signing uncapped players, trading players, and signing replacements. 
     
  7. 7. No more than 10 foreign players on the squad and a maximum of four foreign players in the playing XI. 
     
  8. 8. A minimum of six players from the BCCI under-22 pool must be included in each squad.
     
  9. 9. Under-22 players are to be remunerated with a minimum annual salary of US$20,000, whereas for others the minimum was US$50,000. 
     
  10. 10. IPL 2016 is boradcast in more than 15 countries.  
     
  11. 11. The contract value is similar to the CTC (Cost to company) concept. It includes your take home, medical insurance, travelling allowance etc etc.. Also 30% (not very sure of the number) of the contract value also include if the team finishes in Champion League T20, if not that money is be deducted from the contract. 
     
  12. 12. Cheteshwar Pujara is not attending IPL 2016 because He is representing Yorkshire in English County season to improve his game on foreign pitches. 
     
  13. 13. Sarfaraz Khan was only 10 years old when ‪IPL‬ began. Now he’s 17 and playing for ‪RCB‬ alongside Gayle, ABD, Kohli.
     
  14. 14. Parthiv Patel has played for 6 Different franchises. The most by any player. 
     
  15. 15. Among the teams playing in IPL 2015, Delhi Daredevils is in top 5 and still the only team that has never played an IPL final. 
     
  16. 16. 263 is the highest score ever made by a team in IPL. Which was made by RCB againsy Pune Warriors India.
     
  17. 17. 58 is the lowest score ever made in IPL. Which was made by Rajasthan Royals against RCB.  
     
  18. 18. In 2014-15 KKR won 10 matches consecutively and in the same time, Delhi Daredevils lost 11 matches consecutively. 
     
  19. 19. The highest individual score in IPL is of Chris Gayle which is 175 runs (notout) in merely 66 balls.Chris Gayle also holds record for the most sixes and fastest century in IPL. 
     
  20. 20. Piyush Chawla has bowled more than 360 overs in his IPL career. He is yet to bowl a no-ball. 
     
  21. 21. CSK was the only team to have the same captain since IPL 1.
     
  22. 22. All the IPL opening innings have featured Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders or both. 
     
  23. 23. Yusuf Pathan is the luckiest player for teams. He’s the only cricketer to be part of three IPL wins. While Dinda is probably the unluckiest one. Dinda played for 4 different teams and each of them ended up in bottom four!  
     
  24. 24. Sachin Tendulkar is the only Indian who has won Player of the series award. 
     
  25. 25. & Average salary of an IPL player over a year is $3.84 million. Not bad at all!  
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