IPL 2020 BCCI Revenues : BCCI declares, ‘Costs reduced 35%, revenue 4000Cr for IPL 2020′

IPL 2020 BCCI Revenues : The Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) has declared that the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) has been a super successful season for cricket on every parameter. In an interview to Indian Express, BCCI Treasurer declared that the board earned 4000 Cr, reduced costs by 35% and viewership increased by 25%. According to Dhumal, giving this kind of performance in pandemic times shows how the strength and acceptability of the product IPL.

Dhumal told Indian Express, “The Board managed to cut nearly 35 per cent of the cost as compared to the last IPL. We earned Rs 4,000 crore during the pandemic time. Our TV viewership went about 25 per cent higher, we got the highest-ever opening game (Mumbai Indians versus Chennai Super Kings) viewership. Those who doubted us came and thanked us for hosting the IPL. Had this IPL not happened, cricketers would have lost one year.”

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Dhumal also admitted that BCCI at one point of time was in two minds whether to conduct IPL 2020 or not. According to Dhumal, especially after Novak Djokovic tested positive, BCCI was in two minds.

Dhumal revealed to Express, “After that report (about Djokovic testing positive) came in, we were in two minds. Many people told us to not go ahead with it (IPL). What if something happens to a player? The IPL would go on for almost three months. However, Jay said we should go ahead, he was more confident than all of us.”

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IPL 2020 Viewership & BCCI Revenues : Star India thanks BCCI for great tournament

Star India, the official broadcasters of IPL also thanked BCCI for delivering the tournament in very tough circumstances. Star also had declared that there has been a 23 percent rise in TV viewership for the 13th edition of the league.

“Season 13 witnessed innovative programming, world-class production – both remote and on-ground,” said Sanjog Gupta, Head – Sports, Star India.

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“This wouldn’t have been possible without the fantastic work done by the team at BCCI in staging the tournament under extenuating circumstances and seamless functioning from our teams inside the bio-secure bubbles in India and UAE.”

According to the channel, the recently-concluded edition saw an impressive viewership growth of 24 percent among women and 20 percent among children respectively.

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