Saturday, March 8

Top 10 Facts Of IPL - Cricket India

1) Eight Teams will be participating in Indian Premiere League (IPL) they are

Team Delhi
Team Mumbai
Team Chennai
Team Bangalore
Team Mohali
Team Jaipur
Team Hyderabad
Team Kolkata
The league will begin on April 18, 2008.

2) Indian Premiere League (IPL) team owners are
ranging from infrastructure and private equity firms to film stars.

Bid amounts( in $ dollar) and winners for various teams

Vijay Mallya won the bid for the Bangalore team for $111.6 million.

Shah Rukh Khan won the bid for the Kolkata team for $75.09 million.

GMR Holdings won the bid for the Delhi team for $84 million.

Mukesh Ambani won the bid for the Mumbai team for $111.9 million.

India Cements won the bid for the Chennai team for $91 million.

Deccan Chronicle won the bid for the Hyderabad team for $107.01 million.

Emerging Media won the bid for the Jaipur team for $67 million.

Ness Wadia won the bid for the Mohali team for $76 million.

Bid amounts( in Rs Rupees) and winners for various teams

GMR Holdings: bagged team Delhi for Rs 336 crore,

RIL: won Mumbai for Rs 447.6 crore.

India Cements: snagged Chennai for Rs 364 crore,

UB Group: picked up Bangalore for Rs 446.4 crore.

UK’s Emerging Media: won Jaipur for Rs 268 crore.

Deccan Chronicle Holdings : picked up Hyderabad for Rs 428.04 crore, and

Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Jay Mehta: bagged the Kolkata team for Rs 300.36 crore.

Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia, Karan Paul, Mohit Burman: won the Mohali team for Rs 304 crore

3) IPL has contracted the top 77 cricketers according to ICC rankings.It allowed each franchisee to bid for Indian and overseas players contracted by IPL. At most 8 overseas players are allowed per franchisee.

Sports broadcaster Sony Max and sports rights company World Sport Group have jointly paid US$1.026bn for the rights to the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket championship.

5) The organizers raised a whopping Rs 7,000 crore from the auction. Franchisees will now market their individual teams and christen them in consultation with IPL. The rights last for ten years, starting from this year.

Franchisees will pick up

  • 80% of TV revenues in the first and second years,

  • 70% in the third and the fourth years, and

  • 60% from the fifth to tenth years.
They will also get 60% of sponsorship revenues, as well as 100% of gate takings, title sponsorship, shirt sponsorship, local sponsorship, licensing, merchandising, hospitality and premium seating, match-day concessions, match-day promotions, and franchise media platforms.

7) Bidding for the 77 available players reached about $40 million and $1.026 billion paid for the initial television rights and $723.6 million for franchise ownership.

8) Dhoni and Symonds fetch the highest prices in IPL bidding with
$1.5 million and $1.35 million respectively

9)Team Name - coach - Captain are bleow
  • Bangalore Royal Challengers - Venkatesh Prasad - Rahul Dravid

  • Chennai Super Kings - Kepler Wessels - Mahendra Singh Dhoni

  • Delhi DareDevils - Greg Shipperd - Virender Sehwag

  • IPL Hyderabad - Robin Singh - Andrew Symonds

  • Rajasthan Royals - shane Warne - Shane Warne

  • IPL Kolkata - John Buchanan - Sourav Ganguly

  • IPL Mohali - Tom Moody - Yuvraj Singh

  • Mumbai Indians - Lalchand Rajput - Sachin Tendulkar

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