In India, cricket is religion and IPL is their new workship place.Cricket, entertainment and money,with these three,Indian preimer league makes Indians crazyy!
Indian Premier League 2020 admist pandemic.
The much awaited league was rescheduled year due to pandemic.Earlier scheduled to be played in India in month of april,it was postponed to october.Being the one biggest sport in country to reopen after pandemic,it earned BCCI whopping 4000 crore rupee’s.Cricket fans caught live action of IPL from UAE on their Television sets.Lockdown prompted fans to cheer their favourites through social media.
This edition of IPL was caught in different troubles before it started off.First the pandemic and later the controversy of the title sponsors ViVo which is apparently a chinese company.Concerns were raised to have a chinese sponsor amongst the border skirmishes.However kicking off the troubles,the Indian Premier League began on 19 th September and was played in Dubai,Sharjah and Abudhabi in United Arab Emirates.It was sponsored by Dream 11 which bagged it at ₹ 220 crore replacing ViVo.
Lockdown but not for IPL!
BCCI treasurer Mr.Anil Dhumal said that inspite of empty stadiums and pandemic,the league managed to add 4000 crore rupees to the BCCI treasury and increased its viewership.Being one of the most watched sports league in world,its viewership increased by 25% this year and the opening game between arch rivals Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings got highest ever viewership .
Cancellation of IPL amidst pandemic would have resulted into massive financial lossess to BCCI.However it managed to put all actors on place and start off the event.Mr Dhumal further thanked all the people who trusted them for managing IPL made it successful.
With brand value of ₹ 475 crore in 2019,IPL is set of to become one of the richest sports league in the world.It also added ₹ 11.5 billion to Indian economy in its 2015 edition and would be contributing more in coming years.