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5 World Class Sports Leagues in India

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India is observing a great revolution in the sports industry. As of now, the country boasts of various sports leagues that are promoting games at world level. India can rightly be attributed to having many sports leagues that have been introduced in different sports.

Let’s take a look at 5 of the top sports leagues in India

  1. Indian Premier League 

IPL - Sports League
IPL – Cricket League
  • This is the biggest cricket league across the globe
  • Generates more revenue than any other sports league in the nation
  • Accounts for the highest amount of prize money
  • For sponsorship reasons the league is officially known as Vivo Indian Premier League 
  • Is Twenty20 cricket league in India and is played during April and May of every year
  • Chennai Super Kings, who won the 2018 season and are the current IPL title holders 
  1. Indian Super League

ISL - Sports League
ISL – Football League
  • ISL has been a huge success and its basic supporter are the domestic fans of the sport, especially in the states of Kerela, Goa, Bengal and Tamil Nadu. Excluding the winners
  • Officially known as Hero Indian Super League
  • Was founded on 21st October 2013 and is in partnership with IMG, Reliance Industries, and Star sports
  • Consists of 10 teams from 9 different states
  • This league does not believe in using promotion and relegation
  1. Pro Kabaddi League

PKL - Sports League
PKL – Kabaddi League
  • PKL is India’s home sport which has established itself on a global scale
  • The prize money at stake is a consolidated sum of Rs 8 crores, with the winners taking home 3 crores
  • The runners-up will be awarded 1.8 crores while the team that finishes in the third place will take 1.2 crores
  • The Most Valuable Player will get a reward of 15 lakhs while the Best Raider and Defender will be given 10 lakhs each
  1. Hockey India League

HIL - Sports League
HIL – Hockey League
  • It is known as Coal India Hockey India League for sponsorship reasons
  • It was founded in 2013 as part of Hockey India’s attempt to get an International Hockey Federation-sanctioned league
  • It began its first season in 2013 with five teams
  • Since beginning its proven to be a financial success
  1. Premier Badminton League

PBL - Sports League
PBL – Sports League
  • It was named Indian Badminton League (IBL) when founded in 2013
  • Then later changed to Premier Badminton League before the start of the 2nd season in 2016
  • The domestic league of badminton saw some of the finest players in action from all across the world
  • They battled across to one-other in a successful tournament which was a six-team affair
  • The total fund was said to be of 6 crores which also comprised of the prize money for the other top-placed teams and the individual awards


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Saad Kazi
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