29/09/2008

Why IPL does not share its spoils?

Lalit Modi on why IPL does not split its riches with other cricketing boards.

"It's a domestic tournament. When county cricket (in England) was going well for hundreds of years, we never got the spoils."
Put this way there is a compelling logic behind IPL's parsimoniousness. Do you agree?


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8 Comments:

Blogger Straight Point said...

icc sealed the fate of many bank accounts by pre-maturely declaring IPL as domestic tournament...

they never thought it will turn out to be this kinda money spinner...

have seen baby crying over spilled milk...?

exactly...

29/09/2008, 16:27  
Blogger A Bisht said...

if we put skepticism aside: I think he is speaking logic.

29/09/2008, 20:54  
Blogger Ravindran said...

He sounds logical. But English county doesnt make this much within such a short time.

29/09/2008, 23:04  
Blogger Ottayan said...

Pan,

They wanted to take no risks. So they let India get away with everything.

30/09/2008, 05:28  
Blogger Ottayan said...

Bisht,

Exactly, that is what I wanted to bring forth. The English never shared the wealth.

30/09/2008, 05:29  
Blogger Ottayan said...

R,

That is because of poor marketing skills.

30/09/2008, 05:30  
Anonymous scorpicity said...

Fair enough logic... the right to share the spills is not apt. If only the ICC recognized it a bit more than a domestic tournament, wow then there is a hot potato to catch. On the other end, am a bit skeptical on the reports of profits and figures highlighted in the recent concluded AGM. We all know many of the tickets were quietly given away free.

30/09/2008, 13:10  
Blogger Ottayan said...

Scorpi,
They do not need to sell tickets. They will get it through television revenue.

30/09/2008, 13:43  

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