As IPL Overtakes EPL: Let’s Look At The Top 10 Richest Sport Leagues In The World

Indian Premier League AKA IPL is the biggest, richest, cricket league in the world. Not just cricket league but also one of the biggest, richest sports leagues in the world for all the right reasons in terms of craze, revenues, income etc. With the recent IPL Media Rights Auction IPL has reached the bigger heights in the World Sports Leagues. As BCCI sold out IPL Media rights in 3 splits as Package A,B & C.

Package A (TV rights) and B (Digital rights) have been pegged at a whopping amount of Rs 44,075 crore. The TV rights were sold to Sony Entertainment for Rs 23,575 crore, while the digital rights went to VIACOM for a whopping Rs 20,500 crore. This puts the valuation of each IPL match at a cost of above Rs 100 crore which is bigger than the English Premier League (England Football League).

With the new IPL Media Rights – The IPL Has topped into 2nd richest sports league in the world next to NFL in terms of cost per match. Here’s The List Of Top 10 Sports Leagues In The World in terms of cost per match media rights.

1. National Football League NFL: USD 17 million

The National Football League is a professional American football league that consists of 32 teams, divided equally between the American Football Conference and the National Football Conference.

2. Indian Premier League (IPL): USD 13.44 million

The Indian Premier League, also officially known as IPL is a men’s Twenty20 cricket league, contested by 10 teams based out of seven Indian cities and three Indian states.

3. English Premier League:( England Football League): USD 11 million

Contested by 20 clubs, EPL operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the English Football League with 38 matches in each season.

4. Major League Baseball: USD 11 million

Major League Baseball is a professional baseball organization with a total of 30 teams. 15 teams in the National League and 15 in the American League with 29 in the United States and 1 in Canada.

5. NBA (National Basketball Association): USD 10 million

The NBA is a professional basketball league in North America. The league is composed of 30 teams and is one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.

6. National Hockey League (NHL) – USD 10 million

The NHL is a professional ice hockey league in North America comprising 32 teams, in which 25 in the United States and 7 in Canada.

7. Power Five (American Football League)- USD 8.5 million

The Power Five conferences are 5 athletic conferences which are considered to be the elite in college football in the United States.

8. LaLiga (Spanish Football League)- USD 8 Million

LaLiga is one of the most popular professional football sports leagues in the World with an average attendance of 26,933 for league matches.

9. Germany Bundesliga (Germany Football League)- USD 6 Million

The Bundesliga, sometimes referred to as the Fußball-Bundesliga or 1. Bundesliga, is a professional association football league in Germany with 18 teams.

10. UEFA Champions League (European Football League)-USD 5 Million

The UEFA Champions League is an annual club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations.

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