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Shahid Afridi says ‘Whatever they say will happen’ on BCCI’s plan to have longer IPL

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Shahid Afridi says ‘Whatever they say will happen’ on BCCI’s plan to have longer IPL

Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi mentioned that India has the most important cricket market and “whatever they say will happen.”

Speaking on SAMAA TV’s present Game Set Match, the swashbuckling opener mentioned, “It all comes down to the market and the economy. The biggest [cricket] market is India. Whatever they will say will happen.”

Afridi was speaking about BCCI’s determination to host an extended IPL which may doubtlessly have an effect on Pakistan’s worldwide fixtures.

Recently, the IPL media rights had been offered for a staggering quantity of Rs 48,390 crore. Jay Shah, the BCCI secretary, introduced quickly after that IPL goes to have a much bigger window from 2024.

“India has seen a digital revolution & the sector has endless potential. The digital landscape has changed the way cricket is watched. It has been a big factor in the growth of the game & the Digital India vision,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah had tweeted after the e-auction.

Disney-Star bagged the TV rights for the Indian subcontinent and Viacom18/ Reliance sweept the digital phase.

The bidding was accomplished on a per-game foundation, which implies the rights holders will collectively pay the cricket board Rs 118.02 crore per match for the following five-year cycle. Currently, there are 74 matches in each IPL season, and the quantity is prone to go up. Over a five-year interval, the entire quantity goes to be 410.