Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Sourav-Sachin-Dravid will be paid higher than others

Indian leading batsmen Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tenduakar, Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni will attend in the inaugural IPL cricket tournament that will be started from 18 April 2008. IPL authorities are going to mark them as an icon player and they will be paid higher than the others players.

Sources said BCCI has shortlisted five cricketers — Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh — who will be called "icon players" and will be the highest paid players in the league. They will not be auctioned if they have a city team.

IPL chairman Lalit Modi confirmed, "This is one of the BCCI suggestions and it awaits the nod of the IPL board. The player bids will take place next month."

A top BCCI official added that regular members of the Indian team will probably make Rs 1.2 crore to Rs 2 crore from the 44-day event, with the icon players getting the highest amount.

BCCI stands opposite ICL but I think it is making another ICL by stabling IPL with their activities

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Sony Entertainment Television has got the Broadcast right of IPL

After a bid, Sony Entertainment Television has got the IPL broadcasting right. The Twenty20 formatted IPL will commence on April. Sony Entertainment Television and sports marketing and management agency World Sports Group (WSG) have won the broadcasting rights for the Indian Premier League (IPL) for $1.03 billion (around Rs 4,000 crore) for ten years.

BCCI is pleased with Sony Entertainment Television and sports marketing and management agency World Sports Group (WSG) that it has got the right to telecast the IPL tournament on April.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Shaun Pollock will join in the Indian Premier League(IPL)

Shaun Pollock, who is the number one blower in ICC Cricket Rankings for ODI and number 9 for Test Cricket Rankings, will join the IPL after his retirement from International cricket. Recently, he has declared that he will go to retirement form International Cricket.

Khabrein wrote:

Former South African captain Shaun Pollock will honour his commitments with the Indian Professional League (IPL) Twenty20 League despite his retirement from international cricket.

Pollock said he has also had offers from English county sides, but has not yet made any decision about this. He also refused to comment on speculation that he would take up coaching positions.

Shaun Pollock is one of my favorite bowlers in the world. I like his batting so much.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Which channels will get right to telecast IPL

On 8 January 2008, BCCI will dealer the name which channel is getting right to telecast the IPL series from April. The channel will get right to for one year but, it will be selected by bid. Although ZEE Group submitted their proposal but BCCI has ban it.

The Board has fixed a base price of an exorbitant $59 million for global media rights a year and even though the official invitation to bid for the rights went only to three broadcasters – ESPN Star Sports, Sony Entertainment and Nimbus Communications – others are being ‘allowed’ to bid for the rights.

Said BCCI Vice President Lalit Modi: “We are allowing any broadcaster who is interested to bid. However, for them to qualify, the IPL working committee will look criteria such as minimum reach which needs to be substantial.”

Do you think why ZEE Group has been banded by BCCI. I think, as ZEE Group has the right to telecast ICL.

Broadcast rights have shot through the roof in recent years. Last year, ESPN Star Sports paid the ICC $1.1 billion for all international cricket played under the ICC banner for a period of eight years. Nimbus, on the other hand, bought BCCI’s rights for all international cricket played in India for $612 million for a period of four years.

Ok, we have to wait for one day. Who will get right to telecast the IPL which will commence on April 2008.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Aussies will Attend in IPL on April

Indian former Cricketer RaviShastri, the governing council member of Indian premier League is expecting that Australian Cricket players will play in the inaugural tournament. The first edition of Indian Premier League will take place on April 2008.

Leading Australian cricketers have signed letters of intent, but have yet to commit to full playing contracts, which could reap about USD 500,000 by the time the eight franchises finish their bidding.

Allaying fears that IPL posed any threat to the international cricket he said the league is officially sanctioned by the ICC.

"It is just 44 days of cricket. How is that going to ruin the game?" Shastri said.

Talking about IPL, Shastri said, "The opportunities will be plenty for the franchises and (financially) it will be very good not just for the players but other people wanting to be involved with the game as well."

Ravi Shastri also hope that top class players like Rickey Ponting, Adam Gilcrist will take part in the match.

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Friday, January 4, 2008

Indian Premier League

Indian Premier League