BCCI more likely to organise upcoming IPL mini-auction in Turkey

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The Board of Management for Cricket (BCCI) in India would possibly conduct the upcoming IPL public sale abroad with Istanbul being the most probably venue. As per Cricbuzz, the common venue Bengaluru can also be an choice however there are possibilities that the board would possibly shift the public sale to Turkey this yr.

BCCI has witnessed fairly a number of modifications of late. Whereas Arun Singh Dhumal was chosen as the brand new IPL chairman as he succeeded Brijesh Patel, the information that grabbed probably the most variety of headlines was that Sourav Ganguly was not re-elected because the BCCI chief and he was changed by former India cricketer and 1983 World Cup winner Roger Binny. Jay Shah was one of many individuals who retained their positions and he’s persevering with because the secretary of the governing physique.

BCCI more likely to conduct mini-auction in Turkey

Within the type of Viacom, IPL has a brand new broadcaster on board. In June this yr via e-auction, Star India fetched the TV rights for INR 23,575 crores. However, Viacom bagged the digital rights for the Indian sub-continent at a whopping INR 23,758 crores. Viacom and Occasions Web Restricted shared the remainder of the world’s rights for a mixed determine of INR 1,057 crores.

BCCI has been in talks with completely different franchises relating to the potential for holding the public sale abroad (fairly possible in Turkey) and it’ll most probably be organised in December this yr as reported by Cricbuzz. For the reason that mega public sale acquired over final yr, the upcoming mini-auction will most probably be a one-day affair. The public sale purse was INR 90 crore final yr and will probably be stretched to INR 95 crore this time round.

In the meantime, former BCCI chief Ganguly had expressed his want to contest for the place of Cricket Affiliation of Bengal’s president after his ouster from the board. However lately backed out of the race and paved approach for his elder brother Snehashish Ganguly by saying that there shall be no election and will probably be uncontested.