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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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Mumbai Indians, is a franchise cricket team representing the city of Mumbai in the Indian Premier League. The team is one of the eight founding members of the IPL in 2008. Mumbai Indians are currently led by Harbhajan Singh and coached by Robin Singh. They are one of the main teams in the city, together with clubs like the Mumbai cricket team and football club Mumbai FC. The team is owned by India's biggest conglomerate, Reliance Industries, through its 100% subsidiary IndiaWin Sports. Mumbai Indians is ranked No.2 in the IPL with a brand value of $57.13 million in season four of IPL after Chennai Super Kings (who are the no. 1 with brand value of $70 million).

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Adam Craig Gilchrist is an Australian international cricketer who currently captains Kings XI Punjab and recently captained Middlesex. He is an attacking left-handed batsman and record-breaking wicket-keeper, who redefined the role for the Australian national team through his aggressive batting. He is considered to be one of the greatest wicket-keeper-batsmen in the history of the game. He holds the world record for the most dismissals by a wicket keeper in One Day International cricket and the most by an Australian in Test cricket.

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Anil Kumble took the most economical five-wicket haul in the IPL

As of 2012, eleven five-wicket hauls have been taken by different bowlers in the Indian Premier League (IPL), a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India, which has been held annually since its first edition in 2008. Players from eight of the ten franchises have taken five-wicket hauls; Pune Warriors India and Kochi Tuskers Kerala are the only franchises for which a player has not taken a five-wicket haul. The first five-wicket haul was taken by Sohail Tanvir of the Rajasthan Royals. He took six wickets for fourteen runs, the best bowling figures in an innings by a player in the competition.[1] The most recent five-wicket haul was taken by Sunil Narine of the Kolkata Knight Riders. The most economical five-wicket haul was taken by Anil Kumble of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (pictured). Dimitri Mascarenhas of the Kings XI Punjab took the least economical five-wicket haul, bowling with an economy rate of 6.25. None of the bowlers has taken two five-wicket hauls in the IPL. Three of the eleven five-wickets hauls have been taken by players of the Mumbai Indians. Kings XI Punjab have had the highest number of five-wicket hauls against them, with three. Two five-wicket hauls have been taken at the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground and the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium.

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