IPL (Teams) Economics & Revenue

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India is a cricket loopy nation and, IPL is coronary heart & soul to each Cricket fan on the market. IPL is probably the most talked-about League on the earth. Sometimes extra widespread than many world leagues. Indian Premier League (IPL) is an expert Twenty20 cricket league in India contested throughout March or April and May of yearly by eight groups representing eight totally different cities in India. The league was based by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2008. And that is what everyone knows. Have you ever thought in regards to the IPL economic system? What is IPL income? Is there any damaging impression of IPL on Indian economic system? Likewise, there are a number of questions that we aren’t conscious of. So, on this weblog, we are going to primarily dig deep into the income sources of IPL and its economic system. 

Launch Of IPL  The commercially pu

shed Indian Premier League has modified the dynamics of Indian home cricket massively. Yes, we all know IPL entails huge cash however do we all know how IPL groups Economics truly works and the way a lot they earn or not?

Lalit Modi that point Vice President of BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) was impressed by the mannequin of EPL (European Premiere League) and wished to start out a league like EPL in India with cricket and launched IPL (Indian Premier League) in 2008. In a rustic stuffed with cricket fanatics, IPL didn’t take a lot time to get widespread and in its very first version, it obtained hit worldwide amongst cricket followers.

Revenue and Profit of IPL groups are issues that all the time make all of the spectators inquisitive about how a lot they earn? There have been many shoutouts and questions on IPL economic system and IPL income these days. 

Revenue Sources for IPL groups | IPL Economy

There are a number of sources by way of which IPL generates its income. Some of one of the best and most necessary sources have been described under:

Season Final Final venue No. of
Player of the sequence
Winner Winning margin Runner-up
Rajasthan Royals[48]
164/7 (20 overs)
Won by Three wickets
Chennai Super Kings[48]
163/5 (20 overs)
DY Patil StadiumNavi Mumbai[48] 8[49] Shane Watson (Rajasthan Royals)[48]
Deccan Chargers[50]
143/6 (20 overs)
Won by 6 runs
Royal Challengers Bangalore[50]
137/9 (20 overs)
Wanderers StadiumJohannesburg[50]
(South Africa)
8[51] Adam Gilchrist (Deccan Chargers)[50]
Chennai Super Kings[52]
168/5 (20 overs)
Won by 22 runs
Mumbai Indians[52]
146/9 (20 overs)
DY Patil StadiumNavi Mumbai[52] 8[53] Sachin Tendulkar (Mumbai Indians)[52]
Chennai Super Kings[54]
205/5 (20 overs)
Won by 58 runs
Royal Challengers Bangalore[54]
147/8 (20 overs)
M. A. Chidambaram StadiumChennai[54] 10[55] Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore)[54]
Kolkata Knight Riders[56]
192/5 (19.Four overs)
Won by 5 wickets
Chennai Super Kings[56]
190/3 (20 overs)
M. A. Chidambaram StadiumChennai[56] 9[57] Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders)[56]
Mumbai Indians[58]
148/9 (20 overs)
Won by 23 runs
Chennai Super Kings[58]
125/9 (20 overs)
Eden GardensKolkata[58] 9[59] Shane Watson (Rajasthan Royals)[58]
Kolkata Knight Riders[60]
200/7 (19.Three overs)
Won by Three wickets
Kings XI Punjab[60]
199/4 (20 overs)
M. Chinnaswamy StadiumBengaluru[60] 8[61] Glenn Maxwell (Kings XI Punjab)[60]
Mumbai Indians[62]
202/5 (20 overs)
Won by 41 runs
Chennai Super Kings[62]
161/8 (20 overs)
Eden GardensKolkata[62] 8[63] Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders)[62]
Sunrisers Hyderabad[64]
208/7 (20 overs)
Won by Eight runs
Royal Challengers Bangalore[64]
200/7 (20 overs)
M. Chinnaswamy StadiumBengaluru[64] 8[65] Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore)[64]
Mumbai Indians[66]
129/8 (20 overs)
Won by 1 run
Rising Pune Supergiant[66]
128/6 (20 overs)
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket StadiumHyderabad[66] 8[67] Ben Stokes (Rising Pune Supergiant)[66]
Chennai Super Kings[68]
181/2 (18.Three overs)
Won by Eight wickets
Sunrisers Hyderabad
178/6 (20 overs)[68]
Wankhede StadiumMumbai 8[69] Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders)[68]
Mumbai Indians[70]
149/8 (20 overs)
Won by 1 run
Chennai Super Kings[70]
148/7 (20 overs)

Media Rights 

Media rights are the principle and necessary income for any IPL workforce. For some groups, it’s about 60% of their complete income. BCCI sells Media rights or broadcasting rights to Channels. BCCI distributes income earned from media rights between groups after excluding their share from it. Sony Entertainment and Star India are two broadcasters who gained media rights of IPL in numerous seasons.

From IPL season 2008 – 2017, Sony Entertainment bought media rights towards 8,200 crore INR which is 820 crore INR for the season. 

Season 2018 – 2022 Star India acquired IPL media rights towards 16,347 crore INR which is 3,269 crore INR for the season.


Gigantic hype in media rights income resulted in each workforce worthwhile as prior bills are excessive however income is low compared to the expense and sudden hype within the value of media rights offered nice power to their monetary system.

International broadcasters

Territory Network
 Afghanistan Lemar TV (2017–2018)
Ariana (2019)
RTA TV (2020)
 Africa (Sub-Sahara) SuperSport (2008–current)[111]
 Australia Network Ten (2008)
One HD (2009–2010)
Fox Cricket (2018–current)[112]
 Bangladesh Maasranga (2014–2016)
Channel 9 (2016–current)[113]
 Bhutan Sony Sports Network (2008–2017)[113]
Star Sports Network (2018–current)
 Brunei Astro (2008–current)[113]
 Canada Rogers Media (Sportsnet WorldSportsnet OneOmni Television) (2011–2014)
Ethnic Channels Group
 Caribbean SportsMax (2008–current)[115]
 Hong Kong PCCW (2010–current)[113]
 India Sony Sports Network (2008–2017)[115]
Star Sports Network (2018–current)
 Malaysia Astro (2008–current)[113]
 Arab world OSN Sports (2015–2017)[113]
BeIN Sports (2018–current)[116]
   Nepal Sony Sports Network (2008–2017)[115]
Star Sports Network (2018–current)
 New Zealand Sky Sport (2012–current)[113]
 Pakistan Geo Super (2008–2018)[113]
 Singapore StarHub (2008–2017)[113]
Singtel (2015–2017)[113]
YuppTV (2018)[113]
 Sri Lanka Sony Sports Network (2008–2017)[115]
Star Sports Network (2018–current)
 United Kingdom ITV4 (2011–2014)[117]
Sky Sports (2015–2018)[118] (2020–current)
Star Gold (2019)[119]
BT Sport (2019)[120]
 United States Willow (2017[121]–current;[122] pay TV channel on all pay TV suppliers that carry this channel, and digital for Willow pay TV channel subscribers on Dish, Spectrum, Verizon Fios, Xfinity, Optimum, and Altice One)
Worldwide digital rights Times Internet (2011–2014)[123]
Hotstar (2015–current)[124]

We hope that this is able to have cleared the IPL income statistics in a extra profound manner. 

Brand Sponsorship  

Brand sponsorship to groups can also be an necessary a part of income for the groups like Gulf to CSK EROS to RCB. These sponsors make investments their cash within the workforce to get promotion by way of emblem and title placement on the jersey. like CSK obtained sponsorship from Muthoot Group, present principal shirt sponsor, having signed a three-year deal in 2018. Telecom service supplier Aircel was the earlier shirt sponsor after they signed a three-year deal in 2008 which was then renewed in 2011 for ₹ 850 million, then the costliest sponsorship deal in IPL. The workforce additionally has sponsorship offers with India CementsGulf OilEquitas Small Finance BankHILNippon PaintParle Agro, Frooti, and Atria Convergence.

sponspor ipl

The model supplied cash to groups for promotion and the best sponsor obtained the principle attraction space on the jersey to get extra viewers attraction.

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Title Sponsor

The title sponsor is the one whose title comes earlier than the IPL like DLF IPL, VIVO IPL. These are the sponsors who sponsor the title of the league and get registered below their title. From 2008 to 2012, the title sponsor was DLF, India’s largest actual property developer, who had secured the rights with a bid of ₹200 crores (US$28 million) for 5 seasons. After the conclusion of the 2012 season, PepsiCo purchased the title sponsorship rights for ₹397 crores (US$56 million) for the following 5 seasons.

However, the corporate terminated the deal in October 2015 two years earlier than the expiry of the contract, reportedly because of the two-season suspension of Chennai and Rajasthan franchises from the league. The BCCI then transferred the title sponsorship rights for the remaining two seasons of the contract to Chinese smartphone producer Vivo for ₹200 crores (US$28 million).

In June 2017, Vivo retained the rights for the following 5 seasons (2018–2022) with a successful bid of ₹2,199 crores (US$310 million), in a deal costlier than Barclays‘ Premier League title sponsorship contract between 2013 and 2016. On 4th August 2020 Chinese firm VIVO pulled out because the title sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the 2020 version, following a row of controversy for Anti-China Sentiments among the many Indian public. It was additionally reported that the pullout was a results of VIVO’s market losses as a consequence of COVID-19 Situation and it supposed to return because the title sponsors for the next Three years. Like media rights, BCCI distributes income from title sponsorship amongst groups excluding their share in it.

Sponsor Period Sponsorship payment (per 12 months)
DLF 2008–2012 ₹40 crore (US$5.6 million)
Pepsi 2013–2015 ₹79.2 crore (US$11.1 million)
Vivo 2016–2017 ₹100 crore (US$14.0 million)[a]
Vivo 2018–2019 ₹439.Eight crore (US$61.7 million)
Dream11 2020 (18 August 2020 – 31 December 2020) ₹222 crore (US$31.1 million)

₹439.Eight crore (US$61.7 million)

Ticket sale & Merchandise sale 

Revenue collected from the gross sales of tickets is shared between workforce and affiliation which floor is related to. Merchandise gross sales belong to the workforce.

Player buying and selling 

Sometimes mid-season buying and selling of participant achieved between the groups which additionally offers the workforce nice income as they will sale low cost purchased participant at value if he performs nicely within the recreation however this occurs not often, no workforce needs to lose any good participant who can carry out for them or towards them or could be a reason for their defeat.

Prize Money

Winners and runners- up had been awarded the prize cash alongside their trophies and medals which was distributed amongst gamers excluding workforce share from it. In the 2019 season winner quantity reward to Mumbai Indians are 20 crore INR and runner up the quantity of 12.5 crore INR rewarded to Chennai tremendous King. But prize cash is rarely an attention-grabbing income for the groups however constant efficiency within the winner or runner up place can endure the advertising and marketing worth of the workforce and lift the demand for sponsorship for the workforce.


After all these income sources everybody is perhaps pondering that the IPL workforce earns tons of cash however there are a lot of bills, they should bear to conduct workforce season efficiently.

Players payment, Coaches payment supporting workers, journey, Hotel, Administration & Operational price are some bills that can not be prevented by any workforce at any price as a result of any form of disruption in these areas for cost-cutting might hurt the entire workforce.

Advertisements organized by the workforce to draw the viewers to get sponsorship for them can also be a get expense for any workforce like Halla Bol tune of Rajasthan Royals, Duniya Hila Denge Hum from Mumbai Indians are finest examples to it. 20% share of BCCI in workforce total income is a serious expense workforce has to bear because it straight impacts their web revenue. 

If we take an instance of KKR (Kolkata Knight Riders) whose model worth is excessive from the inaugural season as a consequence of Shah Rukh Khan affiliation with it led the workforce register revenue in its inaugural season. In monetary season 2017 KKR complete income registered was 154 crore INR and 20 crore INR is their web revenue. however the sale of web title sponsorship and broadcasting rights resulted in each workforce in a worthwhile scenario.

Orange Cap

The Orange Cap is awarded to the highest run-scorer within the IPL throughout a season. It is an ongoing competitors with the chief sporting the cap all through the event till the ultimate recreation, with the eventual winner preserving the cap for the season.[73]

Purple Cap

The Purple Cap is awarded to the highest wicket-taker within the IPL throughout a season. It is an ongoing competitors with the chief sporting the cap all through the event till the ultimate recreation, with the eventual winner preserving the cap for the season.[74]

Most Valuable Player

The award was referred to as the “man of the tournament” until the 2012 season. The IPL launched the Most Valuable Player ranking system in 2013, the chief of which might be named the “Most Valuable Player” on the finish of the season.

If IPL workforce revenue is in contrast with the EPL membership is manner very low proper now within the fiscal 12 months 2017-2018 web revenue of CHELSEA is about 554 crore INR, however, KKR revenue is about 20 crore INR. There is a good distance for the IPL and its groups to get a pleasant quantity of revenue. Due to those fewer earnings making and loss-making nature makes many workforce homeowners promote their workforce and Decan chargers Hyderabad was an amazing instance of it.

In the entire expenditure income revenue and loss interval, BCCI is the one group that’s registering earnings at very excessive charges as many say IPL is the principle purpose to alter the Dynamics of BCCI the world over.

Indian Premier League is not far away.What are the monetary facets associated to it?
A number of months down the road Indians would compete with one another to show their dominance and for this, they’ll take assist from the foreigners too. This would happen as a pageant of types. People will help their states as an alternative of the nation. And, we’ll witness a distorted type of the ‘Gentleman’s Game’ within the type of an extravaganza.

Indian Premier League (IPL) which is casually known as ‘Cricketainment’ will begin by the top of March. And, since it isn’t nearly Cricket however extra of leisure, it is going to carry with itself some repercussions that aren’t actually aligned with the spirit of the sport. Besides this, the economics of IPL churns in hundreds of thousands and billions of rupees.

BCCI’s Tall Claims within the Past

Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) claimed a couple of years again that the 2015 season of the IPL contributed round Rs. 11.5 billion to the Indian GDP! This was testified by KPMG Sports Advisory Group which additionally mentioned in its report that IPL as a event creates alternatives similar to employment era throughout sectors, tourism growth and rather more.

If the event is mapped economically, we all know that round 180 to 200 gamers take part within the event who undergo an public sale course of. Usually there are Eight groups (franchises) that bid for the gamers and matches are performed at 13 odd venues. The matches typically additionally witness movie star performances and as a consequence of all this, hundreds of thousands and hundreds of thousands of persons are to look at IPL. But, does this imply that there’s no draw back to the event? Not actually.

The Devil Alter Ego

You converse of any negativity associated to Cricket and also you’ll discover that it has already occurred in IPL. This event has produced ghastly match fixing incidents, horrible fights amongst cricketers on the sphere, mass stage playing and what not. Whenever the Indian Premier League matches are happening, folks might be seen binge watching matches on their cellphone and speculating the outcomes concurrently.

It’s not that gamers participate within the matches organized at varied venues and hundreds of individuals witness it dwell whereas hundreds of thousands watch it on TV and all transactions revolve round this. Most of the transactions that are unaccounted for embrace these which happen throughout playing. Besides this, Dream 11, Bet 360 and extra such platforms make big cash throughout IPL seasons as a result of lakhs of individuals strive their luck to take a position the outcomes of matches. Is this in tandem with the spirit of the gentleman’s recreation?

Now You Decide

We have offered either side of the story of IPL. Entertainment is rarely a problem and since Indians already love Cricket, a little bit of spice within the type of leisure has made IPL an enormous success. Till the extent the event is widespread amongst frequent folks and the transactions are taking place truthful and sq., it’s all nicely.

But, the second the damaging facets creep in, it’s an issue.So, based mostly on monetary facets solely now you might want to determine whether or not you help the Indian Premier League or not.

Poonit Rathore

My name is Poonit Rathore. I am a Blogger, Content-writer, and Freelancer. Currently, I am pursuing my CMA final from ICAI. I live in India.

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