IPL Multi-Billion Dollar Brand

A Multi-Billion Dollar Brand-IPL 2019

IPL, Every cricket fan in this world is familiar with this name and loves it, well maybe except Pakistan, they are not a big fan of IPL for obvious reasons. Anyway, the Indian Premier League is well received among the world and It is the league where players from different countries play as a single team. IPL this year is the closest to a fan’s dream fantasy cricket.

But how many of you know IPL is a multi-billion dollar brand,
IPL brand value in 2015 is $3.54 billion, In 2016 it hiked to $4.16 billion, and in 2017 it is hiked to $5.3 billion, that’s 26% hike.

YearBrand ValueHike %
2018$6.30 billion19%
2017$5.30 billion26%
2016$4.20 billion18.46%
2015$3.54 billion10.62%
2014$3.20 billion5.61%
2013$3.03 billion3.76%
2012$2.92 billion-20.43%
2011$3.67 billion-11.13%
2010$4.13 billion106.5%
2009$2.00 billion

As you can see from the above table despite of its deflation in 2011 and 2012, IPL is now standing firm with a great inflation rate.

Now the Indian Premier League (IPL) is back again, bringing 60 days of entertainment and excitement through the Nation’s most beloved game. This time the seasonal tournament turned 12, more than a decade of pure entertainment.

No one expected that the IPL would become a massive hit when it was inaugurated in 2008. Though different countries tried to start their own T20 tournaments, it was the cash-rich BCCI that prevailed, externally and internally, and it has no turning back since then on despite the equally mindblowing scandals and controversies.

Financially, BCCI states that 2015 season IPL makes a whopping 75 thousand crores to the GDP of Indian Economy. It’s no surprise to hear that. In this cricket-crazy country, that sounds to be making a good business and you can understand while other T20 tournaments in other countries failed to match to it or even to couldn’t make it to the headlines.

The IPL is a pure entertainer as well as a money-spinner. Through ticket sales, franchise fee, internet and broadcasting rights, sponsorships, ground advertisements, and various other advertising techniques result in a pure business model with entertainment as its outward face. Vivo took the sponsorship rights for 2200 crores. And Star TV Network acquired global media rights for 16,347 crores. Those figures say everything, don’t they?

With alternatives to conducting the games in countries like South Africa and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), its fame shot the world over as one of the lucrative sports in the world. Despite the overseas episodes, there was no diminish neither in its viewership nor in its sponsors.

If we liken the IPL, we can liken it to the gladiator shows in the erstwhile Roman Empire. Just as we are cricket-maniac, those of the Roman Empire were crazy about the shows.

But it’s all in the minds of people whether to make it successful or flat flop. For example, Pro Kabaddi which has been also a huge hit since its inception, making good profits to the organizers and other stakeholders. It’s how the organizers cash in on people’s pulse!

IPL Winners:

EventChampionRunner-upOrange-cap holder
IPL 2019Mumbai IndiansChennai Super KingsDavid Warner
IPL 2018Chennai Super KingsSunrisers HyderabadKane Williamson
IPL 2017Mumbai IndiansRising Pune SupergiantDavid Warner
IPL 2016Sunrisers HyderabadRoyal Challengers BangaloreVirat Kohli
IPL 2015Mumbai IndiansChennai Super KingsDavid Warner
IPL 2014Kolkata Knight RidersKings XI PunjabRobin Uthappa
IPL 2013Mumbai IndiansChennai Super KingsMichael Hussey
IPL 2012Kolkata Knight RidersChennai Super KingsChris Gayle
IPL 2011Chennai Super KingsRoyal Challengers BangaloreChris Gayle
IPL 2010Chennai Super KingsMumbai IndiansSachin Tendulkar
IPL 2009Deccan ChargersRoyal Challengers BangaloreMatthew Hayden
IPL 2008Rajasthan RoyalsChennai Super KingsShaun Marsh

IPL Auction:

Every year an auction will be held to acquire new players. Every player has a base value in the auction and the bid has to start from the base value. Franchises start bidding for a player they want, if other franchise bids higher than the first then, that franchise will acquire that player.

These are the list of players who are acquired for the highest bid in all IPL seasons.

YearMost Expensive PlayerFranchiseBid Amount
2019Jayadev Unadkat and Varun ChakravarthyRajasthan Royals and KXIP8.4 crores
2018Virat KohliRoyal Challengers Bangalore17 crores
2017Ben StokesRising Pune Supergiant14.5 crores
2016Shane WatsonRoyal Challengers Bangalore9.5 crore
2015Yuvraj SinghDelhi Daredevils16 crores
2014Dinesh KarthikDelhi Daredevils13 crores
2013Glenn MaxwellMumbai Indians6.5 crores
2012Ravindra JadejaChennai Super Kings12 crores
2011Rohit SharmaDeccan Chargers12 crores
2010Shane BondKolkata Knight Riders4.8 crores
2009Kevin PietersenRoyal Challengers Bangalore9.8 crores
2008MS DhoniChennai Super Kings9.5 crores

IPL Schedule 2019

Every year IPL schedule usually starts in the month of April, but this year due to elections and world cup IPL schedule 2019 is rescheduled in March and will end in the month of May. It’s 60 days of pure hitting entertainment. In these 2 months, 60 matches will be held. 56 League Matches, 3 Playoffs, 1 Final.

IPL Teams

There are eight teams in IPL. Without any particular order

1. Mumbai Indians (MI)
2. Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
3. Delhi Capitals (DC)
4. Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
5. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
6. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
7. Rajasthan Royals (RR)
8. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

Rohit Sharma is now captaining the Team MI, MS Dhoni is the captain of CSK,  Shreyas Iyer is captaining the team Delhi Capitals (DC), Ravichandran Ashwin is captaining the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), As always Virat Kohli is the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Dinesh Karthik is now leading the team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Ajinkya Rahane is the captain of Rajasthan Royals (RR) and New Zealand cricket team captain for all 3 formats Kane Williamson is now leading the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) team.

IPL Live streaming

IPL is now streaming on hotstar, Jio TV and Airtel TV App. To watch on Hotstar users need the premium subscription. For a premium, subscription users need to recharge with a monthly pack which costs 200/- or yearly pack which costs 1000/-. Apart from these users can recharge with sports pack which costs 300/- per year. Jio users can stream it on Jio TV app which won’t cost anything apart from internet data, Airtel users have this option too.

IPL Live Score

TV and live streaming services aside we can watch IPL live score from many sources. IPL has an official app in Playstore developed by Pulse Innovations, in that app we can watch live score and commentary, videos of match highlights and we can even participate in IPL live polls.

Live scores can also be seen in cricbuzz, ESPNCricInfo etc.

IPL Points Table

For every match win, a team will receive 2 points. If a match is suspended due to rain or any other reason each team will get 1 point. Top 4 teams in the points table will reach to playoffs. If 2 teams happen to be at the same points then the Net run rate will come into play. The team with higher net run rate will top the table.


IPL T20 is the best format of T20, with the world’s best players all together in one ground is always a great sight to see. With the electrifying crowds and full packed grounds, it is always a great venue to showcase his skills for any player. IPL gives players an International recognition. Many players got a chance to play in the National team because of IPL. Indian team is in no shortage of players because so many young players like Sanju Samson, Sarfaraz Khan showcased their talent in IPL. If a player in the National team got injured or needs some rest IPL makes the selection committee’s job much easier. All they have to do is to pick a player who is already proven.

IPL Live Match

No matter how good the TV viewing experience of cricket matches is, the fans will never backstep to support their favorite teams and players in the ground, IPL is no exception. The grounds are always packed to their capacities, crowd wears their favorite team jerseys, and non-stop chants all over the ground supporting their team. It really is an electrifying experience. That is why many people book their tickets to IPL. Ticket rates start from 500/- and it goes way up to 3900/- IPL Management is earning a lot of profits from IPL match tickets.

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