Cricket

Record $2.55bn rights deal a major boost for IPL

2017-09-05 12:59
IPL logo

New Delhi - Star India's record $2.55 billion, five-year international media rights deal for the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to be a boost for elite cricketers, with salaries in the Twenty20 competition destined to rise.

Star's consolidated bid - the highest ever in the history of cricket - included television and digital rights from 2018-2022.

Uday Shankar, chairperson of Star India, says, "Whoever puts in that money, they put in that money because they believe in the fans of the sport."

The IPL has revolutionised international cricket, with the short format a hit with TV viewers and the six-week franchise-based tournament attracting the world's leading players.

The annual value of the deal is more than double the existing contract.

Read more on:    ipl  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 PSL season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Which team will you be supporting in the inaugrual T20 Global League?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.