BCCI became wealthy by doing IPL in Covid-19 time, earning crores of rupees


Despite corona, lockdown, and all restrictions, BCCI successfully hosted the 13th edition of IPL. Seeing the threat of Corona in the country, BCCI made a big decision to play it in an empty stadium in UAE. There was a danger of the IPL being canceled as it was not scheduled in March and April and everyone understood that the IPL would be canceled. But despite all the difficulties and speculation, the BCCI, headed by Sourav Ganguly, made the difficult decision to host it in the UAE.

Now the BCCI has also been rewarded for this challenging decision. Organized in the UAE, the event has brought in huge revenue for the teams, while the board has earned Rs 4,000 crore and the spectators have also seen a record increase of 25 percent. BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal spoke about the success of IPL 2020 and the revenue generated by the BCCI. Dhumal said The board has managed to reduce costs by about 35 percent compared to the previous IPL. We have earned Rs 4000 crore during the epidemic. Our TV viewership has increased by about 25 percent, which is the highest number of viewers in the match (Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings). The skeptics thanked us for hosting the IPL. Had it not been for the IPL, the cricketers would have lost a year.

According to a BCCI official, the board conducted more than 30,000 coronavirus tests during the IPL. More than 1,500 people were involved in the management of the IPL and so the number is not surprising. Initially, when two Chennai Super Kings players and a member of the BCCI’s medical team found Corona to be positive, it seemed that there was a crisis in the tournament, but not a single case has come up since then.