The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India contested during April and May of every year by teams representing Indian cities.
The league was founded
by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007. The title sponsor of the IPL in 2016 was Vivo Electronics, thus the league is officially known as the Vivo Indian Premier League.
The Indian Cricket League was founded in 2007, with funding provided by Zee Entertainment Enterprises.
The ICL was not recognized by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)
or the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the BCCI were not pleased with its committee members joining the ICL executive board.
On 21 March 2010, it was announced that two new franchises – Pune Warriors India and Kochi Tuskers Kerala – would join the league before the fourth season in 2011.
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