BCCI goes a Lodha way, announces open-tender routine for sale of IPL promote rights

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New Delhi: Promising a “historic” new beginning, a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday announced an open proposal slight for allocating a cash-rich Indian Premier League’s (IPL) tellurian broadcasting rights for 10 years, a pierce that conforms to a Lodha Committee recommendations on clarity in business deals.

“We are happy to announce a proposal slight for IPL Global Media Rights (TV and Digital) for subsequent 10 years,” BCCI President Anurag Thakur announced in a press discussion in New Delhi.

“IPL is now a fastest flourishing league, many renouned cricket joining in a universe and sixth many renouned sports joining in a universe so it is really critical for us to make it pure when we announce a subsequent proposal slight since it is going to be a ancestral bid in a story of cricket world.

File print of Anurag Thakur. ReutersFile print of Anurag Thakur. Reuters

File print of Anurag Thakur. Reuters

“Talent meets event is what is a tagline of IPL and in a final 9 years, we have seen that a universe has recognized IPL as their favourite league. Top many players wish to attend and BCCI is unapproachable to deliver this joining that others wish to follow.”

Currently, a IPL’s media rights are hold by Sony Pictures Network India (SPNI), a understanding that comes to an finish after a event’s subsequent book in 2017.

According to a invitation, opposite packages for Television and Digital will be on offer, that includes Indian subcontinent TV rights for 2018-2027, Indian Subcontinent Digital rights will be for 5 seasons from 2018-2022 and there will a five-minute check for TV transmission.

As partial of a slight of bidding, BCCI pronounced there will be no requirement for them to accept a top financial bid and BCCI retains a option to rectify slight during any time.

“It is in gripping with a top turn of transparency. Sometimes we get really identical bids and afterwards a financial confidant demeanour during a value of a money. The final clarification of a best offer for BCCI have to be left to a financial adviser,” BCCI CEO Rahul Johri said.

“India still is a rarely TV widespread nation and we have to give it inflection over digital. However if a same chairman wins both TV and digital and if they wrote to BCCI, a 5 notation check can be finished divided with.”

Explaining a time list for a bidding, Johri pronounced 18 Oct will be a final date for squeeze of proposal and 25 Oct will be a final date for bid submission.

Sony Network had a initial right to make an offer to a house though a BCCI has motionless to go for an open tender. The pierce is expected to find foster with a Supreme Court-appointed Lodha panel, that has advocated clarity in a BCCI’s business deals.



In 2008, World Sports Group bagged a IPL radio rights for a 10-year duration for USD 918 million. It sealed a understanding with Multi Screen Media Pvt Ltd (MSM), creation Sony a central broadcaster.

The agreement was redone before a 2009 IPL with Multi Screen Media operative out a USD 1.63 billion understanding for 9 years with a BCCI.

The invitation to a proposal request will be accessible from Monday and Thakur done it transparent that a slight does not deny a Lodha Committee’s recommendations on transacting central business.

“This is a slight process, slight operative of BCCI. we consider a 21st AGM is not distant divided and we have to wait for 3 some-more days to know what business we can adopt and what movement will be taken during that time,” Thakur said.