Indian Premiere League abbreviated as IPL started in 2008. After First T20 ICC world cup was won by Team India in 2007, the T20 format became very popular in India and across the world. Therefore IPL was started with a new concept in 2008 in India.
In IPL, similar to football leagues the teams were founded in Metro cities in India. There were eight teams in 3 editions of IPL and those are Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Mumbai Indians (MI), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Deccan Chargers (DC), Rajasthan Royals (RR), Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Delhi Daredevils (DD). In these teams they allowed four foreigners to be played in playing 11. That's where the IPL became very famous in India and across the