IPL stands for Indian Premier League, which is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India. The league was founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007, and it features teams representing major cities across the country. The IPL is widely considered to be the most popular cricket league in the world, and it attracts top players from around the globe.
The IPL season typically runs from March to May each year, with eight teams playing a total of 60 matches. The league follows a round-robin format in which each team plays every other team twice, after which the top four teams advance to the playoffs. The playoffs include a series of knockout matches leading up to the championship game, which is held at the end of the season.
In addition to its high-quality cricket, the IPL is known for its entertainment value, with elaborate pre-game and halftime shows, cheerleaders, and celebrity team owners. The league has also been a major source of revenue for Indian cricket, with lucrative broadcast and sponsorship deals.