Indian Premier League
The Indian Premier League (also known as the "DLF Indian Premier League"), is a Twenty20 cricket competition created by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The first season of the Indian Premier League commenced on 18 April 2008.
In the first season there were 8 teams: Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians, Deccan Chargers, Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals. Rajasthan Royals won the championship that year, beating Chennai Super Kings. In the second season, the same teams played, but the season was held in South Africa. Deccan Chargers won that year defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore. In the third year, the same teams played in India, and this time Chennai Super Kings won against Mumbai Indians. In the fourth year, 2 new teams were added: Pune Warriors India, and Kochi Tuskers Kerala. That year, Chennai Super Kings won again, this time beating Royal Challengers Bangalore in the finals. In the fifth year, that is 2012, Kochi Tuskers Kerala were dropped, so there are only 9 teams. The winner was Kolkata Knight Riders who defeated Chennai Super Kings in the final on 27 May, 2012.