Pepsi IPL T20 2013 - IPL 6
The 2013 season of the Indian Premier League, IPL 6 or IPL 2013, will be the 6th season of the Indian Premier League. Indian Premier League was established by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007 and the debut season of IPL took place in 2008. This will be the first season with PepsiCo as the title sponsor. Nine teams will compete in 76 matches from 3 April 2013 to 26 May 2013. The opening ceremony of the IPL 6 will be held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on evening of Tuesday, April 2 of 2013
PepsiCo replaced DLF Ltd as the title sponsor starting with the 2013 season. DLF did not renew their contract after their initial five-year contract, for INR250 crore, ended with the previous season. It was speculated that their choice was attributed to the slump in the real estate market and the decline in the IPL's television ratings over the previous two years. PepsiCo's contract is INR396.8 crore for five years, ending with the 2017 season.