Do you know, our own IPL has been ranked in the world’s most expensive broadcasting rights across the leagues happening around the world. IPL is not just the biggest cricket league in the world, it’s one of the most popular sports leagues in the world. With every season, IPL just keeps getting bigger and bigger. The IPL has filled the pockets of everyone associated with it, it not only changed the careers of the players, it changed the entire landscape of cricket.
According to a report published by Duff and Phelps, the IPL has the fourth most expensive broadcasting rights in the world. And let’s take at the some of the other expensive leagues broadcasting rights.
1. National Football League
The most expensive broadcasting rights belongs to the ‘National Football League’ it earns Rs. 131.9 Cr per match through broadcasting rights.
2. Premier League
English Premier League earns a whopping amount of Rs. 79.6 Cr per match through broadcasting rights.
3. Major League Baseball
And the Major League Baseball earns a amount of Rs. 72.7 Cr per match through broadcasting rights.
4. Indian Premier League
IPL earns a amount of Rs. 64.5 Cr per match through broadcasting rights. What’s interesting is that all the other leagues on the list have a long history while the IPL came into existence merely a decade back in 2008.
Germany’s top-flight football league Bundesliga comes in at fifth spot getting Rs. 29.5 Cr per match through broadcasting rights.
The NBA takes the sixth place earning Rs 15.90 Cr per match through broadcasting rights.
IPL has come a long way, and by 2023, where the next broadcasting deal happens, IPL is going to get bigger than now. And it’s funny how people compare other cricket leagues like PSL and BBL to IPL. IPL has everything, talent and money. It’s only going to get bigger and bigger.