As the cash-rich awaits its 10th edition from April 5, a certain Lalit Modi – now banned for life by the BCCI for alleged corruption and misuse of power – cools his heels in London.
Debayan Mukherjee, Nine years since cricket decided to marry entertainment and named Indian Premier League (IPL), the game is starting from 5 of April (Wednesday) 2017, the twenty20 mega-show has waltzed to the tune of uncharted success. As the cash-rich extravaganza, which pulled to dizzier heights, now it’s coming IPL 10 season.
Lalit Modi who is the chairman and commissioner of Indian Premier League (IPL) and all the powerful man of BCCI, on the back of India’s t20 win in 2007, they decided to launch a franchise-based T20 league involving domestic and foreign players.
In 2008, when the IPL began its journey, the BCCI was helmed by Maratha strongman Sharad Pawar, with the likes of N. Srinivasan keeping things under an iron grip in subsequent years. After supreme court ushered in the far-reaching Lodha reforms, they are ineligible to manage the board.
IPL the match shows actors like Shahrukh Khan(SRK) and actress Juhi Chawla of Kolkata Knight Riders, Preeti Zinta of Kings XI Punjab and the great business magnet Mukesh Ambani of Mumbai Indians, come forward to own teams. In a nation cricket players are followed as their idols, the IPL was conceived of the “icon players”.
People likes the player most such as Sachin Tendulkar known as father of cricket in IPL he is in Mumbai Indians team, Yuvraj Singh of Kings XI Punjab, Virendra Sehwag of Delhi Daredevils, Rahul Dravid of Royal challengers Bangalore, they enjoyed the special status in IPL of first two seasons and earning 15 pecent more than highest earning player from the franchise.
The private owners of team IPL invested big amounts to get best players in their team and who can individually perform rather than a fame of a player.