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Shahid Afridi says ‘Whatever they say will happen’ on BCCI’s plan to have longer IPL

Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi said that India has the biggest cricket market and “whatever they say will happen.” Speaking on SAMAA TV’s show Game Set Match, the swashbuckling opener said, “It all comes down to the market and the economy. The biggest [cricket] market is India. Whatever they will say will happen.” Afridi was talking about BCCI’s decision to host a longer IPL which could potentially affect Pakistan’s international fixtures. Recently, the IPL media rights were sold for a staggering amount of Rs 48,390 crore. Jay Shah, the BCCI secretary, announced soon after that IPL is going to have a bigger window from 2024. “India has seen a digital revolution & the sector has endless potential. The digital landscape has changed the way cricket is watched. It has been a bi...
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Mohammad Kaif: Hardik Pandya ticked most boxes, very impressed with his captaincy: Mohammad Kaif | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: With his elevation to becoming the India captain for the two-match T20I series against Ireland, the rise of Hardik Pandya the leader has been meteoric. In IPL 2022, Pandya was the gel which kept the Gujarat Titans together in their run to the trophy in their maiden season. Throughout the tournament, Pandya was leading Gujarat from the front, taking the charge with the bat at either number three or four, something which he hardly got to do in his previous franchise Mumbai Indians. Pandya was the anchor Gujarat needed with the bat before unleashing his stroke play in the back end of the innings, amassing 487 in 15 innings at an average of 44.27 and strike-rate of 131.26. With the ball too, he was chipping in occasionally, with his spell of 3/17 in the final at home ground in Ah...
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Indian football calendar is adjusted according to IPL, this needs to stop: Stimac

Igor Stimac never stops smiling. Even when talking about some of the prickly issues holding back Indian football. And certainly not when looking forward to the Asian Cup, for which he hopes to stay on as the coach of the national team. India, last Tuesday, qualified for the continental championship, rounding off the qualifiers with an emphatic 4-0 win over Hong Kong. The free-flowing, high-intensity performance came as an antidote for Indian football which was reeling after multiple blows – the below-par performances of the national team, which led to a massive budget cut by the government, the appointment of administrators by the Supreme Court to run the federation which raised the possibility of a FIFA ban. The last bit, the court action against the AIFF and a possible FIFA sanction, ...
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Don’t think players will only play for the money: Sourav Ganguly | Cricket News – Times of India

BCCI boss Sourav Ganguly talks to TOI about the IPL mega deal, the T20 WC, plans for domestic cricket & much more...NEW DELHI: As the Indian cricket board (BCCI) exults post the mega IPL media rights deal, a lot of the attention has shifted to the impact it could have on Indian and international cricket. A day after the windfall, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly spoke to TOI on a range of issues. Excerpts...How do you see this mega deal impacting Indian cricket?This is a big opportunity to further strengthen Indian cricket. This will help the BCCI create even stronger infrastructure. The money needs to go to the grassroots. This also allows the board to raise the player fees across age groups and genders. The priority is to increase the salaries of women cricketers. We have already dou...
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PCB wants discussion with other boards on IPL’s window in ICC’s next FTP calendar | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wants discussion with other Boards on the proposed dedicated two and half month window for IPL in ICC's next FTP calendar as they feel it could have an adverse effect on various international series. Pakistan board's reaction came a day after BCCI secretary Jay Shah's exclusive interview to the PTI, where he stated that the Indian board will be getting a "two and a half month window" for the IPL in ICC's next FTP cycle starting from 2024 till 2031. "From the next FTP cycle, IPL will have an official two-and-a-half month window so that all the top international cricketers can participate. We have had discussions with various boards as well as the ICC," Shah said in an exclusive interview to PTI. The PCB feels that the matter needs discussion. ...
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It’s a deal! – Everything you need to know about final IPL media rights figures | Cricket News – Times of India

The highly anticipated IPL media rights auction is now officially over. The winner of the various bids have been announced for the next 5 year cycle - 2023 to 2027. There were a total of four different packages (A-D) that were bid for with various subsections. Disney Star, Viacom18 and Times Internet bagged the various rights to broadcast IPL matches over the next 5 seasons on TV and digital platforms. The total revenue which will be generated over the next 5 years thanks to the sale of these broadcast rights for 2023-2027 is a staggering Rs 48,390.50 Crore. TimesofIndia.com here breaks down all the numbers for you in this ready reckoner. WHAT THE FOUR PACKAGES ON OFFER WERE:Package A: TV rights for the Indian subcontinent Package B: Digital rights for the Indian subcontinent Package C:...
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IPL media rights: Jay Shah praises drafting of tender document | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Elated at the response the industry showed in bidding heavily for the IPL media rights, BCCI secretary Jay Shah said it is the drafting of the tender document that paved the way for the show. "The tender drafted by the BCCI for this process was an excellent one. It allowed optimum price discovery and the eventual figure is a telling note on what the property (IPL) is all about," Shah told TOI. Shah's team began working on the details of the ITT months ago and a lot of deliberations took place on the packages that were going to be on offer. "I kept talking about Package C in particular right from the start and we can all see what difference it eventually made to the overall auctions towards the end. The digital space in India, like anywhere in the world, has been a booming space ...
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IPL media rights e-auction shows how big the game is in country: Sourav Ganguly | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Following the conclusion of the IPL media rights auction 2022, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly said that the event shows how strong the game is in the country. The TV and digital rights for the 2023-2027 cycle went to Star India and Viacom18 respectively for a whopping Rs 48,390 crore for 410 matches at e-auctions on Tuesday. "The game has never been just about money..it is about talent. The IPL e-auction just showed how strong the game is in our country..the numbers should be the biggest motivation for all the young players to take their ability and Team India to the highest level," Ganguly tweeted. The game has never been just about money..it's about talent .The IPL e auction just showed how strong the game is… https://t.co/vvdYIQ3MIs— Sou...
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IPL to have a two-and-a-half month window in ICC’s next FTP cycle: Jay Shah | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Attracting astronomical bids that eventually translated into mind-boggling revenue of Rs 48,390 crore for a five year period through IPL's media rights has not surprised BCCI secretary Jay Shah, who asserted that cricket's most talked about T20 league has potential to deliver way more. In an exclusive interview with PTI, the 33-year-old Shah spoke on a range of subjects related to Indian cricket, IPL's place in the global cricket calendar, running the cricket establishment in times of COVID-19 and the road ahead for both Indian cricket and IPL. Excerpts:Were you surprised by the intense bidding for IPL media rights or was it on expected lines?I am really happy with the kind of numbers that we have achieved. This shows the phenomenal growth potential of Indian cricket. The auc...
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IPL Media Rights deal fetches Rs 48,390 crore revenue; Viacom18 ends Disney Star’s monopoly | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The BCCI on Tuesday reaffirmed its status as a cricketing behemoth by securing one of the biggest broadcast deals in the history of the sport, fetching an eye-popping 48,390 crore ($6.20 billion) through IPL media rights for a five-year period, starting 2023. While Disney Star retained their Indian sub-continent TV rights with a figure of Rs 23,575 crore (Rs 57.5 crore/game), the most sought-after India digital rights deal was acquired for Rs 20,500 crore by the Reliance backed Viacom18, which also won the non-exclusive Package C, paying another Rs 2991 crore. Thank you, @StarSportsIndia for renewing the partnership! Welcome on-board @viacom18 and @TimesInternet. This i… https://t.co/J3ERrISEaZ— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1655210780000The deal for package A and B is for 410 m...
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IPL media rights sold for Rs 48,390 crore for a five-year period

IPL media rights sold for Rs 48,390 crore for a five-year period, said BCCI Secretary Jay Shah on Tuesday. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 Disney’s Star has retained the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) television rights for the Indian subcontinent for the 2023-27 cycle in a deal worth 235.75 billion Indian rupees ($3.02 billion). Digital rights for the annual Twenty20 tournament went to Viacom 18 for 237.58 billion Indian rupees ($3.05 billion). The BCCI received 483.9 billion Indian rupees ($6.20 billion) overall from the media rights for the five-year period.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium Star India, owned by Walt Disney Co, had paid 163.48 billion Indian rupees ($2.09 billion) for the combined tele...
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Bigger coffers through IPL, higher pension to ex-players

On a day when the IPL media rights bidding war guaranteed nearly Rs 45,000 crore (and counting) to the BCCI coffers over the next five years, the cricket board turned to the country’s former cricketers and umpires, giving their monthly pensions a substantial hike. With effect from June 1, existing monthly pensions of Rs 15,000, Rs 22,500, Rs 30,000, Rs 37,500 and Rs 50,000 have been revised to Rs 30,000, Rs 45,000, Rs 52,500, Rs 60,000 and Rs 70,000. The BCCI confirmed this via a press release, as its president Sourav Ganguly said: “The players remain the lifeline and as a Board, it is our duty to be by their side once their playing days are over.” Secretary Jay Shah added: “The welfare of our cricketers, be it former and present, is a top priority, and increasing pension amounts is a s...
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IPL Media Rights: BCCI richer by Rs 46,000 crore and counting, digital rights soars to Rs 50 crore per game | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The BCCI is set to laugh its way to the bank after selling its IPL TV and digital rights for the Indian sub-continent for a whopping Rs 44,075 crore, making it one of the richest entities in the sporting world. As per information received, Package A (Indian subcontinent TV Rights) for 410 IPL matches across five seasons from 2023 to 2027 has been sold for Rs 23,575 crore, which is effectively Rs 57.5 crore per game. As it happened: IPL media rights auctionHowever, it is the Indian subcontinent digital rights that stole the thunder with Rs 50 crore per game being offered by one of the bidders after the winner of Package A challenged them. The Package B fetched Rs 20,500 crore and thus cumulatively the BCCI is now richer by Rs 44,075 crore after selling the two packages. When t...
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When Yuzvendra Chahal was bowled over by MS Dhoni’s unassuming nature | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Rajasthan Royals' leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has revealed that he was bowled over by Mahendra Singh Dhoni's unassuming nature when the veteran cricketer called him and said "call me whatever, but not sir". Chahal received the ODI cap from Dhoni on the tour of Zimbabwe in June 2016 and was later given an opportunity against England in the T20Is. "I received the ODI cap from the great MS Dhoni. He is a legend and I was with him for the first time. I was not even able to talk in front of him. He talks so nicely that you wonder if he is really Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the legend," Chahal said in the YouTube show Breakfast with Champions. "When I met him for the first time in Zimbabwe I used to call him Mahi sir. After a while he called me over and said, 'Mahi, Dhoni, Mahendra Singh D...
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IPL Media Rights Auction, Day 2: Bidding value for TV, digital goes up to Rs 43,255 crore | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The Indian Premier League (IPL) media rights value for the 2023-2027 cycle has gone up to Rs 43,255 crore on Monday and the value could go even higher in the ongoing e-auctions as per sources in BCCI. LIVE UPDATES: IPL MEDIA RIGHTS AUCTIONAccording to the latest information with ANI, Package A is currently at Rs 23,575 crore, which is Rs 57 crore per match and Package B of Digital Rights for India is at Rs 19,680 crore, which is Rs 48 crore per match. The details of who bid what are yet to come but the value for per match TV, digital rights value surpassed Rs 105-crore mark. The media rights value grew two and a half times more than what Star India paid in the year 2017. The process has been divided into a total of four packages (A, B, C and D). Package A is exclusive for TV (br...
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IPL Media Rights: At Rs 104 crore, IPL overtakes EPL in per match value | Cricket News – Times of India

By the time the first day of e-auction for IPL's media rights for the next five-year cycle (2023-27) concluded on Sunday, it was clear BCCI was in for one of the biggest media rights bonanzas in the world of sports. The day saw the cricket board pocket Rs 43,050 crore (around $5. 5 billion)-a Rs 26,050-crore ($3. 3 billion) hike from the previous rights cycle-taking IPL's per match value at over Rs 104 crore ($13. 4 million) past English Premier League's corresponding figure of $11 million. Thus, IPL is now only the second after the US's NFL ($17 million) in terms of per match value; it is already ahead of other top leagues in the world like NBA and MLB. Day Two of the e-auction is set to throw up bigger numbers. 'Insane bidding' gives IPL more financial muscleThe much-anticipated biddi...
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IPL media rights: Bids cross Rs 100 cr per game

AT STUMPS on Day 1, the scorecard looked healthy. The TV rights bid had reached Rs 57 crore per game and digital rights Rs 48 crore per game. Taken together, the IPL 2023-2027 cycle’s per-game media rights value stood at Rs 105 crore — and Rs 43,050 crore for the five-year period, an increase of Rs 10,160 crore from the BCCI’s base price of Rs 32,890 crore. More than half the match is still to be played. “We are happy with the way the day has progressed and the best part is all the bidders have shown keen interest. We are hoping that bidding reaches figures the IPL deserves. The second day will be more interesting for all stakeholders,” a BCCI official told The Indian Express. The e-auction commenced at 11 am on Sunday, with Package A (TV rights for the Indian subcontinent only) and...
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IPL Media Rights Auction: IPL per match value crosses Rs 100 crore mark on Day 1, Digital Rights rule the roost | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian Premier League's media rights auction witnessed a robust bidding for TV and Digital rights of the Indian sub-continent with the valuation of per match of the cash-rich league being earmarked at more than a whopping Rs 100 crore. With the bidding going into the second day, the cumulative valuation of the media rights could well touch a staggering Rs 50,000 crore mark, which will be one of the biggest in terms of global rights across any sport. Four out of the seven players in the fray --- Viacom18, Disney-Star, Sony and Zee were involved in a near seven hour slugfest that remained inconclusive with Package A (India TV Rights) and Package B (India Digital Rights) cumulatively fetching upwards of 42,000 crore ($5.37 billion approximately) and still counting. The final...
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IPL Media Rights Auction: IPL per match value crosses Rs 100 crore mark on Day 1, Digital Rights rule the roost | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian Premier League's media rights auction witnessed a robust bidding for TV and Digital rights of the Indian sub-continent with the valuation of per match of the cash-rich league being earmarked at more than a whopping Rs 100 crore. With the bidding going into the second day, the cumulative valuation of the media rights could well touch a staggering Rs 50,000 crore mark, which will be one of the biggest in terms of global rights across any sport. Four out of the seven players in the fray --- Viacom18, Disney-Star, Sony and Zee were involved in a near seven hour slugfest that remained inconclusive with Package A (India TV Rights) and Package B (India Digital Rights) cumulatively fetching upwards of 42,000 crore ($5.37 billion approximately) and still counting. The final...
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Bidding for IPL media rights goes past Rs 42,000 crore | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The IPL media rights value for the 2023-2027 cycle has gone past Rs 42,000 crore and is expected to go even higher as per sources in BCCI. This is nearly three times more than what Star India paid in the year 2017. The details of who bid what are yet to come but the value for per match TV, and digital rights value have surpassed Rs 100 crore mark. The process has been divided into a total of four packages (A, B, C and D). Package A is exclusive for TV (broadcast) for the Indian subcontinent while package B is for digital-only grouping for the same region. There are four specific packages in which e-auction is being conducted for 74 games per season for a five-year period with a provision of increasing the number of matches to 94 in the final two years. Package C is for 18 select...