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The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional league for Twenty20 cricket championship in India. It was initiated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), headquartered in Mumbai, and is supervised by BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla, who serves as the league's Chairman and Commissioner. It is currently contested by nine teams, consisting of players from around the world. It was started after an altercation between the BCCI and the Indian Cricket League.

In 2010, the IPL became the first sporting event ever to be broadcast live on YouTube in association with Indiatimes. Its brand value is estimated to be around US$2.92 billion in fourth season. However, the league has been engulfed by series of corruption scandals where allegations of cricket betting, money laundering and spot fixing were witnessed.

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Chennai Super Kings (often abbreviated as CSK) is a franchise cricket team based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu that plays in the Indian Premier League. Founded in 2008, the team is currently captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and coached by Stephen Fleming, a former New Zealand cricketer. The team's home ground is the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium (often referred to as Chepauk) located in Chennai right next to beach.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is the most successful team in the Indian Premier League team so far. The team has won the IPL title twice in succession (2010 and 2011) and reached the play-offs every season. They were also the first Indian team to have won the Champions League Twenty20. The leading run-scorer of the side is Suresh Raina, while the leading wicket-taker is Ravichandran Ashwin. The brand value of Chennai Super Kings was estimated at $53.37 million, making them the second-most valuable franchise in the IPL in 2011.

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Cameron Leon White (born 18 August 1983) is an Australian cricketer and former Australian Twenty20 captain. A powerful middle order batsman and right-arm leg-spin bowler, White made his first-class cricket debut as a teenager in the 2000–01 season for the Victorian Bushrangers as a bowling all-rounder. Early comparisons with Victoria team-mate Shane Warne faded as White took on a role closer to that of Andrew Symonds, a batsman who bowled occasionally.

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Co-owner Shahrukh Khan with Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta at the launch of the new logo and marketing campaign for KKR in 2012.

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  • ... that in 2010, the IPL became the first sporting event ever to be broadcast live on YouTube?
  • ... that Chennai Super Kings has won the IPL two times along with KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS, more than any other team?
  • ... that Kochi Tuskers Kerala was terminated from IPL because of breaching the BCCI's terms of agreement?
  • ... that Delhi Daredevils launched their anthem "Munday Dilli Ke" on the video sharing site YouTube?
  • ... that in 2010, Rajasthan Royals were terminated by the BCCI for a brief period because of violations in terms of agreement, but were allowed to play in the league soon after the Board lost the case in the Supreme Court?

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RR players during a party at Shilpa Shetty's house

As of 2012, sixty three cricketers (dome pictured) have played for the franchise cricket team Rajasthan Royals (RR), which is one of the teams participating in the Indian Premier League (IPL). RR won the 2008 season of the IPL; they qualified for the [[2008 Champions League Twenty20, but the tournament was cancelled due to the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Siddharth Trivedi has played the most matches: 59 since his debut for the franchise in 2008. Shane Watson is the leading run-scorer for DD, scoring 1,242 runs. Ajinkya Rahane and Yusuf Pathan have scored one century each for RR. Adam Voges has the team's best batting average: 45.25. Among the bowlers, Shane Warne has taken more wickets than any other, claiming 58. The best bowling average is Lee Carseldine's 6.00, though among bowlers who have bowled more than 20 overs, Sohail Tanvir has the best average: 11.44. Mahesh Rawat has taken the most catches as wicket-keeper for RR, with 16, while Naman Ojha has made the highest number of stumpings: 7. Warne has claimed the highest number of catches among fielders, with 16.

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