January 13, 2011

Indian Premier League

Auction replay

Akhila Ranganna

Shailaja Bajpai writes in the Indian Express that the most striking part of the IPL auction telecast was how bad it was. As it was, at no stage did we get the big picture. It was like watching a cricket match between teams you had never heard of and that too without a scorecard.

A good telecast would have done the following: clearly identified team owners at each table instead of making us squint to read the ID cards on the table; given us the names of the bidders with the amount being bid, the winning bid, the team composition after a successful bid, and told us how much money a team was left with to spend and who was left in the kitty

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