The Indian Premier-League is a professional T20 cricket league campaign. It features teams that are representing major states and cities in India. The league is globally renowned as IPL, and Chennai Super-Kings are the current defending champion of the IPL. Lalit Modi is believed to be the founder of the Indian Premier-League in 2008 when he was the chairman of the BBCI, that is the Board-of-Control for Cricket in India.
Over the years, two teams have been more successful than their counterparts. These are the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super-Kings who are the reigning champion. Each of these teams has 3 titles to their name. Vivo, a smartphone producing company based in India, are the official partner and sponsor of the Indian Premier League.
What makes the issue of the 2019 VIVO IPL kick off date a common topic of discussion is the fact that a normal IPL season is normally schedule to take off between April and May of each year. But this year, the IPL schedule will collide with the Indian general election which is to be held around the same period of time. And as records show, in recent years, the Indian Premier-League is the most attended cricket league all over the world. This can solely be attributed to the love of cricket game as shown by Indians as a whole. According to the BCCI records released some years ago, the IPL contributed 11.5billion Indian rupees (182 million US dollars) to the country’s GDP.
There has been some concern as to why this year’s most marketable and valuable sport in India will be play outside of the Indian soil for the third time due to its collision with the general election. The 2009 IPL season and part of the 2014 IPL schedule were held outside Indian soil. This has been the major reason for the heightened fear evident among the Indian populace at large that their beloved sport will be held outside the country’s borders yet one more time.
That fear has been grossly quench now by the ruling of the Supreme-Court of India on Tuesday 8th of January 2019 that the 2019 VIVO IPL season should be played in India.
Fear no more Indians; as your favorite IPL is not going to be held in a foreign country this time around. Instead, it will be played on the Indian soil in March this year, watch out for the 2019 IPL updates.