Indian Premier League Makes Foreign Cricket Boards Earn Handsomely

Indian Premier League Season 9 will help cricket boards of Sri Lanka, South Africa and New Zealand rake in crores.

Mumbai: The cricket boards of Sri Lanka, South Africa and New Zealand have together earned $10 lakh for releasing their players to play in the ninth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) that commenced on April 9. (Lasith Malinga's IPL Season With Mumbai Indians Yorked by Sri Lanka Cricket)

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has received $2.43 lakh (Rs.1.6 crore), Cricket South Africa (CSA) $6.31 lakh (Rs.4.2 crore) and New Zealand Cricket (NZC) $1.73 lakh (Rs.1.1 crore) for release of their players to play for various franchises in the cash-rich Twenty20 league, as per the details of payment provided by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) through its monthly disclosure of spending. (Harsha Bhogle Sacking: Did India Players Engineer Axe?)

Cricketers from Australia, England, West Indies and Bangladesh too are playing in the IPL and their respective cricket boards are also expected to be paid by the BCCI for releasing their players for the league. (Sunil Narine Returns for Kolkata Knight Riders)

The BCCI has also incurred an expenditure of $2,53,770 (Rs 1.7 crore) towards Spidercams used during the TV coverage of ICC World T20, as per the disclosure.

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