There is no official statement from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) about the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). The lockdown in India has been extended till May 3 in view of the increasing cases of the COVID-19 epidemic (Coronavirus infection).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of the lockdown period on April 14 during a message to the nation. Former India cricketer and current Hindi commentator Akash Chopra have posted a video on his YouTube channel. In this video, he has told about the loss of BCCI, franchise team, players and all the people due to not having IPL.
Akash Chopra said that the lockdown has been extended till May 3, so there is no possibility of IPL being held till May and June. Akash Chopra said that if the 13th season of the IPL is canceled, then the BCCI could suffer the biggest loss.
Akash Chopra told in this video that for the IPL, Star Sports pays BCCI Rs 3000 crore for broadcasting, while BCCI gets Rs 1000 crore for on-field commercials. Akash Chopra also said that some part of this also goes to the franchise team.
After this, Akash Chopra said that each IPL franchise team will incur a loss of about Rs 170 crore. He told that every franchise team has an annual revenue of Rs 200 crore, besides Rs, 50-60 crores get from Jersey sponsors and Rs 8-10 crores from gate receipts.
During this time, Akash Chopra also told that out of this, the franchise team spends about 100 crore rupees on the travel, hotels, etc. of the players, then it will not be even cost if IPL is not done. In this way, each franchise team is seen to have a loss of about 170 crores.
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