IPL news April 18, 2011

Saved Rs 100 crore in IPL 2011 - Chirayu Amin

ESPNcricinfo staff
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Chirayu Amin, the IPL chairman, has said the stripped down version of the league in 2011, compared to the extravagance of previous seasons, has helped save Rs 100 crore ($22.5 million). Amin, who took over running the IPL after Lalit Modi was ousted, also said there was no chance of expanding the tournament further from its present format of ten teams because the window in the schedule would not permit it.

"It has been a good stint [as chairman] as we have been running the league professionally. The governing council is being run like a professional company with complete transparency," Amin told the Times of India. "Now, every decision is taken jointly after discussion, which was not the case earlier. Each and every tender is opened in the presence of lawyers and bidders.

"Apart from bringing in transparency, we made it a point to stop unnecessary expenditure and spent money more judiciously. These measures alone have helped us save Rs 100 crore in IPL 4."

One of the expenditures that has been stopped is the IPL parties, which were held after almost every game in previous seasons and worsened the hectic playing and travelling schedule of the teams. "In fact, the franchise owners are happy that we stopped the parties," Amin said. "They feel that the players will now be able to maintain their focus more on cricket. IPL is more about cricket."

Amin hoped that the revenues from IPL 2011 would be greater than in previous seasons. "The opening ceremony of IPL IV received maximum TRPs and the games have received more viewership than last year. Also, Volkswagen joined in as additional sponsor and we hope our revenues are higher this year, which means more money for state associations."

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  • Caly on April 20, 2011, 16:44 GMT

    Good Job Mr Amin!!!! You would have arranged these sessions after 2 months - World Cup. I would have been really interesting.

  • asimbhai on April 20, 2011, 13:49 GMT

    Why the IPL parties were blamed for fatigue in T20 world cup last Year.India has won the first 2 match in the T20 world cup and got defeated in next 3 match.What logic suggest that the player were fatigue .If the player were in fatigue then how they won the first 2 matches .

  • dummy4fb on April 19, 2011, 19:54 GMT

    i am all for stopping parites and getting players to focus . Where else were the corners cut was it virtua lcuts or budget cuts in real money.? Stopping parties could hardly amount to a croroe ,unless you get lap dancers from Ukarine. How does saving 100 crores translate into fans' discounted tickets. Who cares how much money IPL saves .How does it benefit the public.? What is it in for the ciricket fans. We know players are verywell taken care of.

  • dummy4fb on April 19, 2011, 17:40 GMT

    Saving 100 crore? how was that money generated in the first place Mr. Amin? Lalit Modi did all the hard work of setting IPL up, the only world class event coming out of india..we need him back!!!!!

  • asimbhai on April 19, 2011, 16:16 GMT

    Why the IPL parties were blamed for fatigue in T20 world cup last Year.India has won the first 2 match in the T20 world cup and got defeated in next 3 match.What logic suggest that the player were fatigue .If the player were in fatigue then how they won the first 2 matches .

  • dummy4fb on April 19, 2011, 14:09 GMT

    IPL 4... is boring..... shame to vijay malya... without local player nd rahul dravid... RCB at last position......

  • dummy4fb on April 19, 2011, 13:45 GMT

    what will be done with those 100 crores n who will have its responsibility, is what really matters! claiming to have saved 100 crores is just for SHOW! :P

  • Indian_Rules on April 19, 2011, 5:37 GMT

    ticket rates are way way too high... last year i went to watch 5 ipl matches in bangalore.. this time it was and will be only 1... thanks to the idiotic website with whom they have a tie up ( ticketgenie ) and also the exorbitant price of the tickets.... They have come up with such cheap ideas to sell tickets at a higher price.. Last time the stands which were priced at Rs 220, are available for Rs 1375 with the only addition of plastic chairs to it... they have just given fancy names to the stands and have increased the price 2 3 times..... sooner or later people will shun this business extravagenza

  • dummy4fb on April 18, 2011, 21:56 GMT

    If you sell tickets with Exorbitant prices, you can see empty stands soon

  • Sanath_Jayasurya on April 18, 2011, 19:23 GMT

    Great job Mr.Amin. I watch almost any cricket up on TV and obviously have watched most of the IPL games over the last four years. The IPL this year is being as good and entertaining as last three IPLs. Keep up your great show!!

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