With the 2 new franchises going for huge numbers it’s now very clear the IPL is the most powerful aspect of game now .. It’s inevitable that we will see more games & longer tournaments .,
I must admit I am blown away by the size of the bids. The cricket economy just gets more buoyant and I don't see how it can stop at 74 games a year. This is a huge vote of confidence in the Indian consumer's willingness to watch the
#IPL New teams announced. One goes for approx Rs 7000 crore, another for Rs 5200 crore. If only I’d been smart in 2008 and invested Rs 400 crore (average price) in the inaugural auction for franchises, would be laughing all the way to god knows where
So, Ahmedabad and Lucknow it is. The valuation of the new teams has taken the
#IPL to a whole new level. Now, the wait to understand the retention rules. I hope that allowing 5 overseas players in the XI is considered as an option for the first 3 years at least.