IPL 2018: 5 franchises that were once part of the IPL fraternity
These franchises once played in the IPL, but are now defunct.
A total of 13 franchises have played in the ten-year history of the cash-rich Indian Premier League. Out of these, five franchises are now defunct. But these teams had their own unforgettable moments, history and fan-base.
Several top players of the game played for them over the last decade. But due to various reasons, these five teams are no longer a part of the IPL family. Let us now look at those five franchises, their history and what led to their termination and withdrawal from the richest cricket league, the IPL.