May 27, 2012

Indian Premier League

IPL stakeholders have much to be happy about

Siddhartha Talya

Some controversies of late may have overshadowed the cricket in the IPL this season, but organisers, fans, franchise owners, advertisers - the tournament's several stakeholders - have much to be happy about this season, writes Archna Shukla in Indian Express.

Brimming stadiums have been the biggest boost for IPL this year. “The packed stadiums this year should silence all doubting Thomases,” says Srinivasan. According to estimates gathered from franchisees and their associates, close to two million tickets were sold this year, translating into a windfall of around Rs 200 crore.

Anjali Abhyankar, in the same newspaper, writes of her conversion from a non-cricket fan to an IPL addict.

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