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Discover yourself by taking our quizzes
What would you offer in exchange for an IPL franchise?
We'll take anything you can throw at us… except maybe the kitchen sink
Being a club owner means:
Having the knowledge to use glamour and cricket to attract fans
Having the guts to turn sports into business
Being able to intimidate people
What do you need for player auctions?
A keen eye for talent
The ability to make up rules on the fly and get everybody else to agree to them
What is your main purpose for buying an IPL franchise?
To get a leg up in the sports marketing industry
. Are the exorbitant prices bid for the recent franchises justified?
Yes. What's an arm and a leg for such good value?
Of course. It was part of a master plan executed four years ago
Yes, it isn't easy to launder money
Haven't the recent scandals deterred you?
They are unfortunate but if spun right, they can be made to sound like attractive offers to jump in while the demand is low
You call these scandals? Ha!
No, you've got to be able to stomach bad news
What would you do if the BCCI threatened to scrap your franchise because of financial discrepancies?
Put my head down and work to solve the problem
Make them an offer they can't refuse
Threaten to leak details of their wrongdoings
What, according to you, makes a successful T20 franchise?
A strong skeletal structure
Deep pockets, celebrities, and the advice of an expert on million-dollar wheelings and dealings
The power to get people to do what you want them to do
What will be your strategy to outbid rivals?
By eliminating all rivals
Having all their earnings and losses figures at the tips of your fingers
Coming to an understanding with some board officials
How will you attract fans to support your franchise?
With a little skin show
By getting Bollywood actors to front it
With heavy artillery
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