Ireland vs Ind 1st T20I

When India began their chase of 109 in the first T20I against Ireland in Malahide, they sent out Deepak Hoodarather than the regular opener Ruturaj Gaikwad, to start their innings alongside Ishan Kishan. It seemed at the time to be a tactical decision, with the freer-scoring Hooda preferred in a game shortened by rain to … Read more

IPL media rights – Disney Star and Viacom 18 share the spoils in 6 billion-dollar-plus IPL rights deal

The world’s richest cricket league has just got a lot richer. The IPL’s blockbuster media rights auction will net a potential INR 48,390 crore (US$ 6.2 billion approx.) in the next five years, making the league among the wealthiest in the world of sports. Disney Star* has retained the TV rights in the subcontinent for … Read more

IPL 2023-2027 media rights value breaks record on auction day one, USD 13.44 million per match bid so far

An IPL game is now worth a record INR 105 crore (USD 13.44 million) making it – in terms of value per match – the second-most lucrative sporting product in the entire world, behind only the NFL (USD 35.07 million*). This figure may actually rise considering the e-auction for the T20 tournament’s media rights, which … Read more