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What is the full form of IPL

IPL: Indian Premier League

IPL stands for Indian Premier League. It is a Twenty20 cricket tournament introduced by Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), in 2008. Its first season commenced on 18 April 2008. The winner of the first of IPL was Rajasthan Royals.

IPL full form

IPL is not only for Indian cricketers. The format of IPL also allows the overseas players to participate in the tournament. Indian players and overseas players form teams which represent different cities of India such as Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders. Each team plays against each other twice so each team plays 14 matches before qualify for the semifinal. On the basis of points earned and net run rate, four teams qualify for the semifinal.

Rules for IPL team composition

  • These should be at least 16 players in a team
  • These should be four overseas players in the playing XI squad
  • Under-19 player who has played First-class or List A cricket can play the IPL
  • No minimum quota for local players

IPL: Initial Program Load

IPL also stands for Initial Program Load. It is the process of initiating the operating system of the computer. In this process, the operating system is loaded into the computer main memory and the computer begins performing commands. The instructions for IPL activate autonomously when the computer is turned on.

IPL Winners till 2017

Season Winner Runner-UP
2008 Rajasthan Royals Chennai Super Kings
2009 Deccan Charges Royal Challengers Bangalore
2010 Chennai Super Kings Mumbai Indians
2011 Chennai Super Kings Royal Challengers Bangalore
2012 Kolkata Knight Riders Chennai Super Kings
2013 Mumbai Indians Chennai Super Kings
2014 Kolkata Knight Riders Kings XI Punjab
2015 Mumbai Indians Chennai Super Kings
2016 Sunrisers Hyderabad Royal Challengers Bangalore
2017 Mumbai Indians Rising Pune Supergiant
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