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IPL as Learning in Education

INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE was introduced in INDIA by BCCI as a professional cricket league. As cricket is the central lagoon in the domain of sports in the world, let’s eye on the learning objectives of the IPL in the education sector for the growth of the co

May 29, 2023

By Arun Garg

Entrepreneur I Writer


Indian Premier League

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) established the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008 with the goal of stifling the private cricket league ICL (Indian Cricket League), which was becoming increasingly well-known worldwide. However, the International Cricket Council did not recognise the Indian Cricket League, and the players who played in it were barred. Indian Premier League (IPL), one of the most well-known Leagues in the Sports World, was created as a result of BCCI's decision to start a professional Cricket League in order to raise the standards of domestic cricket and give domestic players fair opportunities. Lalit Modi provided the best leadership during the IPL's 2008 inaugural season, which was marked by much fanfare. 

IPL is a professional Cricket League with franchises. All of the competing teams are named after various Indian States or Cities and are owned by different franchisees. A group of local and international players participate in a competitive bidding process to form the teams. The team owners pay the participating players, who represent their respective franchise. Team owners can bid a total of US$42 million to secure the services of cricketers. A maximum of 10 foreign players may be purchased by each team, but only four of those players may be included in the starting eleven for each match. The Twenty format, the shortest variation of international cricket, serves as the foundation for this League's format.

Primary Objective of IPL

The BCCI launched the Indian Premier League with the primary objective of enhancing the domestic players' abilities and providing a more competitive and superior playing environment than the domestic cricket circuit. It's important to note that the establishment of a successful Cricket League was another major reason for the organization's founding in addition to this.

Marketing strategy adopted by IPL

The League adopted the marketing strategies of the American National Basketball Association (NBA) and the English Premier League (EPL). India's GDP benefits greatly from the Indian Premier League. In addition to being one of the most well-known sports leagues in the world, it provides millions of people with a great source of entertainment.

Boon of IPL

Cricket now has a new dimension thanks to the IPL. shortly after Twenty20 Cricket was introduced. IPL took over in such a way that the general environment of this format was altered. All Twenty20 Leagues, not just the IPL, are huge benefits for cricket. But because of its enormous success, IPL is at the top of the hierarchy and is noticed by everyone. Whether it is the batsmen's strike rate or the wide range of bowling variations, particularly in the final overs of the game, the level of cricketers has increased. Players' mindsets suddenly shift as a result of the batsmen's more daring and creative shots, allowing them to easily pursue large targets.

Opportunity to Learn:

  1. The opportunity to study under the greatest players in the game is available to both domestic players from India and uncapped foreign players.
  2. IPL offers a fantastic platform for amateurs and newcomers to interact with professional players during net sessions and in dressing rooms, honing their skills at an extremely early stage of their cricket careers.
  3. This up-and-coming talent has a fantastic opportunity to showcase their skills on the IPL and earn a spot in their respective National squads.

The IPL is not only just cricket, but also a platform for business and corporate advertisement

  1. The tournament's 2021 edition, made some previously unknown Indian domestic players well known.
  2. The big, successful sporting leagues that have thrived in the United States of America, England, other European nations, and Australia are now beginning their initial stages in India. These nations' most well-known sports have all contributed to the financial security of their national athletes as well as the creation of systems that have aided in their personal growth.
  3. All of the franchise-based clubs have programmes to find, educate, and develop talented children.  In order for cricketers to grow into fully-rounded individuals in the future, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) needs to take this initiative through its respective state cricket associations.
  4. Cricket can only advance if players on the pitch use their experiences to create tools and structures that will improve the game long after they have finished playing. The IPL offers more than just cricket; it also serves as a venue for commercial and corporate advertising.
  5. Even during the Covid pandemic, the business of sports has evolved. The IPL has become a much-desired entertainment event with millions of viewers as well as a fantasy to follow.
  6. The IPL franchise owners have demonstrated that cricket can be effectively and profitably run in India through professional management and operation.

Since many still adhere to outdated business practises, the BCCI state cricket associations could learn a thing or two from them. One had hoped that the Lodha recommendations, which were accepted by the Supreme Court, would improve the integrity and professionalism of Indian cricket administration. At the grassroots level, it seems like this is still a long way off.


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