Let’s have a look at who are the IPL Team owners and who manages the IPL. The following is an IPL teams owners list for the 2021 edition along with the original owners:
List of IPL Team owners
|Team||Debut||Original Owner(s) in 2008||Current Owner(s) in 2021|
|Chennai Super Kings||2008||India Cements||Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited|
|Delhi Capitals||2008||GMR Group||GMR Group and JSW Group|
|Kings XI Punjab||2008||Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia, Preity Zinta, and Saptarshi Dey||Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia, Preity Zinta and Karan Paul|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||2008||Red Chillies Entertainment and Mehta Group||Red Chillies Entertainment and Mehta Group|
|Mumbai Indians||2008||Reliance Industries||Reliance Industries|
|Rajasthan Royals||2008||Emerging Media||Amisha Hathiramani, Manoj Badale, Lachlan Murdoch, Ryan Tkalcevic, Shane Warne|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||2008||United Spirits||United Spirits Limited|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad||2013||Deccan Chronicles (Deccan Chargers 2008-2012)||Sun TV Network|
The eight teams scheduled to play in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League have been preparing for the tournament right from the end of the previous season with their owners taking keen interests in the development of their squads.
Who owns IPL?
The IPL is managed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which has set up an IPL Governing Council to look after the matters of the richest T20 tournament in the world. Brijesh Patel is the Chairman of the IPL.
The Supreme Court of India has appointed the Lodha Committee to recommend separate governing bodies for BCCI and IPL.
Chennai Super Kings owner in 2021 is the Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited. The Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited was formed on December 19, 2014 and acquired the team and it's rights from its parent company, India Cement. Apart from playing managerial and administrative roles for the franchise, the Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited also owns the rights to the team's jersey and other merchandise such as t-shirts, mugs, posters, footwear, wristbands etc. Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited is registered as a non-governmental company.
DC owner 2021
The GMR Group (Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao) and the JSW Group (Jindal South West) have equal shares in the Delhi Capitals. These companies are in the infrastructure and steel sectors respectively. The director of JSW Sports, Parth Jindal, is the director of the franchise and handles team operations including participating in the IPL auction.
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PBKS owner 2021
Mohit Burman from Dabur, Ness Wadia from Wadia Group, Preity Zinta from PZNZ Media and Karan Paul from Apeejay Surrendra Group are the co-owners of the Punjab-based IPL franchise. Preity Zinta is the face of the management group as she is present at the auction table every year and is also cheering the team from the stands during each game.
KKR owner 2021
Shahrukh Khan (Red Chillies Entertainment) and Jay Mehta and Juhi Chawla (Mehta Group) combine to own the Kolkata Knight Riders with 55% and 45% stakes respectively. Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan is the face of the team but the management and auction operations are mostly taken care of by the duo from the Mehta Group.
MI owner 2021
Nita Ambani and her son Akash Ambani from the Reliance Group own the most successful IPL franchise, the Mumbai Indians. The owners have always been active in all the operations of the team and are completely involved with MI functioning even during the off-season.
Nita Ambani recently entered an elite list of influential women for managing the Mumbai Indians well and is certainly on the top of the Owner of IPL teams list with her efforts during each season.
RR owner 2021
The Rajasthan Royals have a total of six co-owners. They are Amisha Hathiramani from Tresco International Ltd, Manoj Badale from Emerging Media (IPL) Ltd, Lachlan Murdoch from Blue Water Estate Ltd, Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty from Kuki Investments Ltd and Shane Warne from Spinners.
While the brand ambassador of the team is their title-winning captain and now a co-owner, Shane Warne, the face of the franchise is Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty. The face has taken a bit of bashing after the scandalous two-year ban RR received for alleged match fixing.
United Spirits Limited’s Anand Kripalu owns the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise. The incredibly followed IPL team has had a change of owners after a few unfortunate turn of events forced Kingfisher’s Vijay Mallya to drop the team leadership. The fans might be hoping to see a change of fortune for the team’s success after a change in ownership.
SRH owner 2021
Sun Network’s Kalanithi Maran owns the Hyderabad-based franchise since they changed from Deccan Chargers to Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2013. The franchise won one title as Deccan Chargers and then their second title after the change to SRH. Kalanithi’s daughter Kaviya Maran seems to have taken over the operations of the team from 2020.