The 2016 season of the Indian Premier League, abbreviated as IPL 9 or Vivo IPL 2016, is the ninth season of the IPL, a Twenty20 cricket league established by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007. The tournament is being played between 9 April and 29 May 2016. The season has two new franchises, the Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiants based in the cities of Rajkot and Pune respectively. These teams replaced the Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals, both of which have been suspended for two years up to 2017.
The schedule for the season was announced on 10 March 2016. In all there will be 60 matches played, including 56 league stage matches and four play-off matches.
The 2016 season will be the first IPL season to use LED stumps. The number of IPL fan parks, which was 16 during the 2015 season, will be increased to 36 (including one fan park in New Jersey)