Indian Premier League : Facts and Figures

Indian Premier League logoWhat is IPL ?

The Indian Premier League, created by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and sanctioned by the International Cricket Council, is a Twenty20 cricket competition.

When will it begin ?

The league is scheduled to start in April 2008 and will last for 44 days, involving 59 matches.

Prize money
The prize money for the league will be around Rs 13 crore (US $3million).

Team Composition
Each team will have a pool of 16 players, with a maximum of eight foreign players and a minimum of four under-22 players. Additionally, at least four players must be from the catchment area where the team is based.

Management
The governing council consists of Chairman and Commissioner Lalit Modi, Sunil Gavaskar, MAK Pataudi and Ravi Shastri, Rajiv Shukla, Chirayu Amin, Inderjit Singh Bindra and Arun Jaitley.
Television rights

On January 14th, 2008, it was announced that a consortium consisting of India’s Sony Television network and Singapore-based World Sports Group secured the rights of the Indian Premier League.The record deal has a duration of ten years at a cost of US$1.026 billion. As part of the deal, the consortium will pay the BCCI US$918 million for the telecast rights and US$108 million for the promotion of the tournament.

Franchises, owners and price

  • Bangalore Royal Challengers Vijay Mallya / UB group $111.6 million
  • Chennai Super Kings India Cements $91 million
  • Delhi DareDevils GMR group $84 million
  • Hyderabad Deccan Chronicle $107 million
  • Jaipur Emerging Media (Manoj Badale, Lachlan Murdoch, Suresh Chellaram and investors) $67 million
  • Kolkata Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment in partnership with Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta $75.09 million
  • Mohali Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia (Bombay Dyeing), Karan Paul (Apeejay Surendera Group) and Dabur’s Mohit Burman $76 million
  • Mumbai Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Limited $111.9 million

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Also read:Top player purchase at the Great IPL auction

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Top player purchase at the Great IPL auction

The Top 17 players who got the highest amount at the GREAT IPL auction

1. Mahendra Dhoni (India) $1.5m to Chennai

2. Andrew Symonds (Australia) $1.35m to Hyderabad

3. Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) $975,000 to Mumbai

4. Ishant Sharma (India) $950,000 to Kolkata

5. Irfan Pathan (India) $925,000 to Mohali

6. Brett Lee (Australia) $900,000 to Mohali

6. Jacques Kallis (South Africa) $900,000 to Bangalore

8. RP Singh (India) $875,000 to Hyderabad

9. Harbhajan Singh (India) $850,000 to Mumbai

10. Chris Gayle (West Indies) $800,000 to Kolkata

10. Robin Uthappa (India) $800,000 to Mumbai

12. Rohit Sharma (India) $750,000 to Hyderabad

13. Gautam Gambhir (India) $725,000 to Delhi

14. Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) $700,000 to Kolkata

14. Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) $700,000 to Mohali

14. Adam Gilchrist (Australia) $700,000 to Hyderabad

17. Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) $675,000 to Hyderabad

17. Jacob Oram (New Zealand) $675,000 to Chennai

17. Albie Morkel (South Africa) $675,000 to Chennai

17. Mohammad Kaif (India) $675,000 to Jaipur

17. Manoj Tiwary (India) $675,000 to Delhi

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Australian jingoists

Here is what the Australian jingoist media had to say on the Ind-Aus cricket controversy

International Cricket Council has wilted under BCCI’s financial clout in removing Steve Bucknor from the next Test in Perth, the Australian media wrote on Tuesday.

India has won a power struggle and the peace that has been brokered by the cricketing powers will not appease everybody, they said.

However, some papers felt the removal of Bucknor was the right outcome.

“India has won an unprecedented power struggle with the International Cricket Council, forcing cricket’s bosses into a number of major concessions to save the strife-torn series against Australia,” The Sydney Morning Herald said.

Speak India says

If the BCCI had not intervened the Australian untamed bunch of brats would have gone scot free. The decision of banning Steve Bucknor has not solved the main issue. The main issue was of racist allegations.The main issue was of the racist allegation made by Andrew Symonds. Harbhajan Singh was banned for 3 tests after a few not so honest australian cricketers (as proved on the field) testified against him. Read more of this post