From a cricketing point of view, despite all the talk and controversies related to the Indian Premier League, it has once again been a huge success. The entire team that organised it deserves special praise for the way they conducted the tournament.
There was an increase in the number of matches this year yet it was very well organised. The IPL will always be hectic because of the amount of travelling it requires, more so for teams like Kings XI Punjab and Pune Warriors, who often don't have direct flights to other venues.
When it started in year one, it was a huge craze, both in terms of TV viewership and people thronging the stands. The fifth year felt no different. There was a lot of talk about this being a testing year, especially after the IPL received a lot of flak from players and people attached with the game, who didn't consider it the ultimate test of a cricketer.