BCCI Approve 10-Team IPL from 2022

Tournament currently has eight teams

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India have approved a 10-team Indian Premier League from 2022.

Currently, the IPL includes eight teams.

The BCCI's general body ratified the decision at Thursday's annual general meeting in Ahmedabad.

Current IPL teams

  1. Royal Challengers Bangalore
  2. Mumbai Indians
  3. Delhi Capitals
  4. Chennai Super Kings
  5. Rajasthan Royals
  6. Kings XI Punjab
  7. Kolkata Knight Riders
  8. Sunrisers Hyderabad

Former IPL teams

  • Deccan Chargers
  • Rising Supergiant
  • Kochi Tuskers Kerala
  • Pune Warriors

IPL History

The IPL started in India in 2008. It was hosted by South Africa in 2009. In 2019, the tournament was played in the United Arab Emirates.

The Mumbai Indians are the reigning champions. They beat Delhi in the 2019 final. Mumbai are the most successful franchise in the history of the tournament. They have five titles.

Chennai have three titles. Kolkata have two. Hyderabad and Rajasthan have one each. Bangalore, Punjab and Delhi have never won the IPL.

IPL Rules

The IPL allows for four international players from outside India per XI. The BCCI do not let Indian players compete in other domestic T20 tournaments around the world.

Other Global T20 Tournaments

  • Australia's Big Bash League
  • Pakistan Super League
  • Caribbean Premier League
  • South Africa's Mzansi Super League
  • Bangladesh Premier League
  • United Kingdom's T20 Blast
  • New Zealand's Super Smash
  • Sri Lanka's Lanka Premier League

IPL Stars

Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga has the most wickets in the IPL's history. He is a Mumbai Indians stalwart, but did not participate in the 2019 tournament.

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has the most IPL runs.

IPL Overseas Players

Australia's David Warner, the West Indies' Chris Gayle, South Africa's AB de Villiers, New Zealand's Lockie Ferguson, Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera, England's Ben Stokes, Pakistan's Sohail Tanvir, Zimbabwe's Brendan Taylor, Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan are some of the overseas players to have participated in the IPL.

First USA Player in the IPL

Fast bowler Ali Khan became the first United States of America cricketer to join the IPL in 2019. He was a late addition to the Kolkata squad. But he got injured and did not play a match. He also played in the 2020 edition of the CPL.

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