Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly. (Photograph by SAM PANTHAKY/AFP by way of Getty Pictures)

Sourav Ganguly, the President of the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI), stated that though former Indian gamers resembling Sunil Gavaskar, Anil Kumble, and Rahul Dravid didn’t make as a lot cash as the present Indian gamers do, they’d the starvation to carry out. He defined that cash can’t be related to a participant’s efficiency.

Ganguly opined that gamers don’t solely play for cash but in addition for his or her stature and the satisfaction of representing India. The previous India captain’s feedback got here after the media rights of the Indian Premier League (IPL) had been offered for a document quantity, fetching the BCCI a hefty INR 48,390 crore.

“Very first thing first, cash can’t be associated to performances. From the occasions of Sunil Gavaskar to Anil Kumble and Rahul Dravid, the cash was nowhere near what the gamers get now,” stated Ganguly. “However all of them had the starvation to carry out.”

Planning for the media rights began two years in the past: Sourav Ganguly

Ganguly spoke about finishing the home season, having packed stadiums, and conducting a profitable IPL, previous to securing this mega IPL deal, including that it has been an important 12 months for Indian cricket up to now. He additionally congratulated members who performed a component in sealing the deal. 

“The planning for the media rights began two years in the past. It was meticulously performed. It has been an important 12 months for Indian cricket up to now. We’ve got accomplished the home season, have gotten packed homes again in stadiums, the IPL was splendidly performed, and now this mega-deal,” the BCCI President informed the Occasions of India.

Talking about pushing for an even bigger window within the IPL, the previous India batter stated that competitors would proceed to be the way in which it’s for the following two years. He added that the worldwide bilateral collection would proceed for the remainder of the world to generate income.

“Bilateral excursions will proceed. The IPL is an Indian event. Bilateral excursions are for the remainder of the world to generate income,” stated the 49-year-old. “Gamers from different international locations want bilateral collection. For the following two years, IPL will proceed to have 74 matches.”

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