Malaysia Star:

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has become one of the richest sports bodies in the world, its annual income exceeding the turnover of a large number of private companies.
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It is raining money on Indian cricket. The Board of Control for Cricket in India, the governing body of the game, will rake in over 50 billion rupees (RM4.1bil) over the next 3 years from the domestic Twenty20 cricket league alone.

The rights to regional teams for the Indian Premier League (IPL) were recently auctioned to a group of industrialists and film stars.

A brand new version of the ‘pyjama cricket’, the IPL will also enrich cricket stars beyond their wildest dreams with remuneration of each Indian and foreign player running into 7 to 8 figures for a 44-day-long championship. Continue reading.