Here is the latest National and International Cricket news at 1:30 pm from the Indian Express on 13th of June 2022
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“We begin with news from last night’s cricket match between South Africa and India
South Africa outclassed India by four wickets in the second T20 International on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Batting first, India managed only 148 for six in 20 overs with Dinesh Karthik’s unbeaten 30 off 21 balls helping the hosts reach a respectable total and Shreyas Iyer’s sedate 40 off 35 balls being the saving grace at the top-order. Anrich Nortje took two wickets while Wayne Parnell and Kagiso Rabada also chipped in. In reply, Heinrich Klaasen’s superb 81 off 46 balls laced with seven fours and five sixes, made it a walk in the park for the Proteas as they knocked off the runs in 18.2 overs. “
“When Bhuvneshwar Kumar scythed the match open with a probing exhibition of swing and seam bowling in the Power-play, the game seemed like a low-scoring thriller in the making. Indian hopes lingered after his three-wicket burst had South Africa on the knees in pursuit of a modest score of 148. But they soon went up in smoke and blended with the haze that had enveloped the Barabati Stadium, as South Africa wrapped up the game with 10 balls to spare and four wickets in hand.
After six overs, including the splendid Bhuvneshwar spell that read 3-0-10-3, South Africa were 29/3. That was as good as it got for the hosts in search of a series-leveling win. From then on, the visitors took utter control, “
At the end of the 17th over, Sri Lanka were reeling at 118 for 6. They needed 59 runs in the last 18 balls, and Josh Hazelwood, one of the finest T20I bowlers of the recent time, had the ball in his hands. Hazlewood’s bowling figure before the 18th over was 3-1-3-2.
Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka started the assault. After Chamika Karunaratne gave Shanaka the strike with a single off Hazlewood, the Lanka captain smashed two sixes and two fours quickly. In the next over, Shanaka and Karunaratne took 18 from Jhye Richardson’s over.
Shanaka hit back-to-back fours and a six off the last 3 balls, bringing up a superb fifty and ultimately leading the hosts to a win.
At stumps on Day 1, the scorecard looked healthy. The TV rights bid had reached Rs 57 crore per game and digital rights Rs 48 crore per game. Taken together, the IPL 2023-2027 cycle’s per-game media rights value stood at Rs 105 crore – and Rs 43,050 crore for the five-year period, an increase of Rs 10,160 crore from the BCCI’s base price of Rs 32,890 crore.
A BCCI official told the Indian Express,
“We are happy with the way the day has progressed and the best part is all the bidders have shown keen interest. We are hoping that bidding reaches figures the IPL deserves. The second day will be more interesting for all stakeholders, “
“The e-auction commenced at 11 am on Sunday, with Package A (TV rights for the Indian subcontinent only) and Package B (digital rights for the Indian subcontinent). At 6 pm, when the day ended, bids on those two categories were not exhausted.
The auction will resume for both the packages at 11 am on Monday. Once they are done, Package C (special bouquet of 18 matches with non-exclusive digital rights for the Indian subcontinent) and Package D (world rights for TV and digital) will come into play.
The BCCI expects the combined rights value for five years to soar past Rs 45,000 crore. And, going by the first day’s figures, Indian cricket is set to witness an unprecedented windfall. “
“In 2017, when Star India secured the media rights for the 2018-2022 cycle through a composite bid of Rs 16,347.5 crore, the company had pledged to pay Rs 54.5 crore per game. This time, bidding is being done on a per-game basis and the base prices per match for Package A and Package B had been set at Rs 49 crore and Rs 33 crore, respectively.
The jump in the digital rights value is staggering, and mostly in accordance with the cricket board’s expectations.
Five years ago, Facebook was the highest digital rights bidder with Rs 3,900 crore, which amounted to around Rs 13 crore per game. Back then, though, the route taken was a composite bid.
Unperturbed by the late withdrawal of e-commerce giant Amazon from the high-profile race that still has sports broadcasters Disney Star, Sony, Zee, along with the new entrant Viacom-Reliance, Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Jay Shah said that even if the rights go at base price, the valuation of cricket’s biggest tournament would have taken a giant leap.
Talking to the Indian Express, Shah said,
“At present, an National Football League game costs a broadcaster about $ 17 million, which is the highest for any sports league. That’s followed by English Premier League, at $ 11 million This time, going by the present minimum base price that we have set, BCCI will get paid $ 12 million per IPL match. “” “
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