Now IPL will be played with foreign teams: Jay Shah said – will ask ICC for a window of two and a half months, our popularity has increased all over the world
LiveInfo: The International Cricket Council (ICC) will give a window of two and a half months for the IPL. This information has been given by Jay Shah, Secretary, Board of Control for Cricket in India to PTI. He said that the BCCI and the franchise are also working on the plan for IPL teams to go abroad and play friendly matches.
Actually the number of teams was increased from 8 to 10 from the 15th season of IPL. Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Giants debuted in IPL for the first time. This has also increased the number of matches. IPL matches were played for 2 months. At the same time, this time the franchises had to face trouble due to series between many teams during the IPL itself. Many players joined their respective teams after the start of IPL. At the same time, many players made a distance from IPL to play for national teams.
In view of this, the BCCI had sought a window of two and a half months from the ICC, so that the foreign players involved in various teams of IPL can participate. Jay Shah said that the board has discussed with the ICC and the boards of various countries to take a window of two and a half months for the IPL.
Foreign board is being talked about for friendly matches
In response to a question, Jay Shah said that a plan is being prepared for the IPL teams to go out of the country and play friendly matches with foreign teams. Foreign teams are also being discussed about this, but it is a long process. For this, it has to be seen that there is no international match during that time.
IPL biggest league in the world
Jay Shah said that IPL has become one of the biggest league in the world. The popularity of IPL has increased across the world. IPL played an important role in establishing the cricketing environment again during the Corona period. Whereas in the year 2017, the number of people watching digital streaming was 560 million, but after just 5 years in 2022, this number has increased to 665 million.
Not surprised by IPL’s media rights going for Rs 48,390 crore
On the sale of media rights of IPL for Rs 48,390 crore, Jay Shah said that he is not surprised by this. The way the popularity of IPL has increased, it was expected to get such an amount. The BCCI has got Rs 48,390.52 crore from the media rights auction for the next five seasons of IPL (2023 to 2027). Disney Star bought the TV rights of the Indian continent for Rs 23,575 crore. Viacom18 has acquired the digital rights of the Indian continent for Rs 20,500 crore and the non-exclusive digital rights of select 98 matches for Rs 3,258 crore.
The rights outside the Indian subcontinent have been bought by Viacom18 and Times Internet. For this, a bid of Rs 1057 crore was made. In this way, BCCI will get an amount of Rs 48,390.52 including all the four packages.For More Join LiveInfo