Extravagant clothing, loud songs and a lot of funds.
It sounds just like something right out from the Bollywood film industry, right? Well… close enough.
The 12th edition of this IPL gets under way on Saturday, together using 60 matches being played until 12 May.
There’ll be ball-by-ball commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and on the BBC Sport website (UK only), beginning on Saturday when three-time champions Chennai Super Kings play Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore.
In spite of this start, we’ve pulled together a few reasons to follow along with competition…