NEW DELHI: India’s first-ever franchise-based Esports league, the Esports Premier League (ESPL) has finalised the top eight teams as the ultimate face off in the inaugural edition of the nation-wide Esports league began Monday, August 16. 

State ministers from seven regions launched their respective franchise team names, logos, and jerseys. 

While the Esports industry has been in quest to gain legitimacy and recognition from the government, involvement and acceptance from the government at this level to the tournament is a giant stride for Esports industry in India. 

Sep 15, 2020 16:09
MUMBAI: With no official word yet on whether there will be any fan presence during the upcoming Indian Premier League, IPL franchises are thinking outside the box to get some kind of crowd involvement in the matches. 
Jul 24, 2020 20:07
MUMBAI: Indian Premier League chairman Brijesh Patel has confirmed that the 13th edition of the IPL will be played around the September 19 to November 8 window and that the same has been communicated to the franchises.
Mar 24, 2020 19:03
MUMBAI: The uncertainty surrounding this year's IPL grew Tuesday with the BCCI postponing a scheduled conference call with the franchise owners which was to discuss a way forward amid the spiralling COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar 23, 2020 18:03
MUMBAI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will reportedly get on a conference call on Tuesday with all eight Indian Premier League franchises to decide the fate of this year's IPL.  Earlier, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said that the board will closely monitor the Covid-19 situation before taking a call.
Feb 03, 2020 17:02
NEW DELHI: Indian Premier League franchise Rajasthan Royals is made public its disaffection with the state of affairs in its "home" state vis-a-vis the treatement meted out to the team over the years and given the option would be more than ready to shift base. 
Jun 22, 2019 18:06
MUMBAI: Yuvraj Singh, who recently announced his retirement from international cricket and the Indian Premier League, has been signed up by Toronto Nationals franchise for the Global T20 Canada 2019.
Jun 10, 2019 17:06
NEW DELHI: In what can be termed a complete overhaul, Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT), an initiative by the Vita Dani and Niraj Bajaj co-promoted 11Sports, will see ownership changes among four franchises of the six-team league.
May 27, 2019 17:05
MUMBAI: Ultimate Table Tennis, an initiative by the Vita Dani and Niraj Bajaj co-promoted 11Sports, with the support of Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI), has seen a change in ownership of the Mumbai and Pune franchises ahead of UTT's third season.
Apr 30, 2019 18:04
NEW DELHI: Indian Boxing League (IBL), a franchise-based league for Indian boxers that has been in the works since 2017, will finally see the light of day tentatively in July-August, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) announced here Tuesday.
Jan 24, 2019 13:01
MUMBAI: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has denied that his family was interested in picking equity stake in any of the franchises of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL). “This news is incorrect,” Bachchan told IANS when asked about media reports on the issue.