Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar. (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

Former India batter Sunil Gavaskar admitted that he didn’t foresee the media rights value of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to achieve the form of unparalleled heights it attained within the public sale when the event was first launched. The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) will reportedly develop richer by as a lot as INR 45,000 crore for the broadcasting and tv rights of the IPL.

The digital broadcasting and TV rights hit the INR 44,075 crore mark for the Indian subcontinent alone on the second day of the e-auction on June 13 (Monday). Gavaskar referred to as it “terrific” and congratulated everyone involved, including that the standard of the protection has been good as a result of the numbers have at all times been good as effectively. “However this quantity at the moment, which we’ve acquired is mind-boggling. I simply need to congratulate the BCCI, the TV executives,” stated the previous India captain.

They are going to make it possible for the viewer will get a giant bang: Sunil Gavaskar

The IPL was first launched in 2008, and after 14 years and 15 editions, on Day 2 of the media rights public sale, the worth per match reached Rs 107.5 crore, and touched Rs 50 crore per match for digital rights within the Indian subcontinent for a base value of Rs 33 crore whereas the TV rights for the area reached Rs 57.5 crore per match, in response to reviews.

“I by no means thought that after the primary 12 months that the IPL began that these can be the numbers that they might be reaching after 15 years,” stated Gavaskar, who previously served as BCCI President (IPL Affairs), as quoted by India Immediately. “That is completely terrific and congratulations to everyone involved. You’re looking on the high quality of the protection. As a result of the numbers have at all times been good, the viewers liked it.”

Gavaskar believes that with large paycheques coming in, the viewers will get good protection of the event within the coming seasons. “They (BCCI and the TV executives) will make it possible for the viewer will get a giant bang for the buck,” stated the previous World Cup winner.

The IPL is without doubt one of the best and richest cricket tournaments on the planet, that includes a number of the finest gamers on the planet. Till 2021, the typical worth of every franchise was about 64 million USD, in response to GQ India.