The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India. It was founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007 and is currently one of the most popular and lucrative cricket leagues in the world.
The league consists of eight teams representing various cities in India. Each team is made up of a mix of Indian and international players, with a limit of four foreign players per team. The league typically runs for around two months between March and May each year.
Defending champions Gujarat Titans will take on four-time champions Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2023 opener in Ahmedabad, the BCCI announced on Friday as it unveiled the schedule for the upcoming season. The 16th edition of the tournament starts from March 31.
India as the world’s richest cricket league celebrates its 15th anniversary. IPL 2023 is almost upon us, In the 16th edition of the tournament will see players earn record-breaking figures, but only one Indian features in the top four earners.
Punjab Kings (PBKS), purchased for a stunning valuation of Rs. 18.5 crores in the 2023 auction Sam curran is the highest earner in this season, he is also the highest earner in the league’s history and the biggest buy at an auction ever.
Cameron Green is the second-highest earner, with England Test captain, Mumbai Indian purchased him in 17.5 crore.
All-rounder, Ben Stokes comes on fourth at Rs. 16.5 crore.
The only Indian to on the list of the top four earners with a salary of Rs. 17 crore is Kl Rahul from Lucknow Super Giants (LSG).