SRK packed off from the Cricket arena. IPL franchisees’ Deccan , & Royals- selling stake


It is lot of restructuring at BCCI. Ever since the ICC pushed for an early resolution with ICL and the Essel groups’ response to failed negotiations with strong legal actions have caused a lot of concern for the BCCI. The IPL cash-cow too has left a lot of loop holes in the second season. The announced deal and revised hike by IPl broadcaster Sony; is not all black and white. According to sources it seems that Sony will not part with cash and some parts of the revised hike, is in format of barter to the IPL & its franchisees- in terms of free air time for promotion. Tickets are being sold at a low rate of only about Rs 100. Even this low rate is not educing full houses and false propaganda of sell-out matches have become part of the IPL fictional folklore. This has left the franchisees with lot of heartburn; the central revenue (largely coming from the Bradcaster fee) may not see a hike in actual cash-flow as is being proclaimed by IPL officials. Gate receipts are a long foregone history making the red on franchisee balance-sheet’s far more prominent and dark.
SRK ill- advised to drop his city loyalty base and reposition his team into a pan global identity has met with dust. Latest reports that the Bollywood Badshah is on his way out of the IPL circus, further compounded by his teams’ disastrous cricket performance. Despite better cricket performances Rajashtan Royals & Kings 11 Punjab are financially bleeding and are looking for stake holders to keep the ship floating. The only way IPL franchisees’ can be bailed out is in form of additional central revenue from IPL. However that seems a distant reality with Sony officials admitting that offering additional broadcast fees was a mistake, especially after learning that the competitive suitors NDTV & ESPN were never serious about paying the revised rates demanded by the IPL body. Sony now has offered the IPL and its franchisee a strict part payment in barter (free air time for promotion) that results in lack on additional cash revenue from the central revenue system offered by IPL to its franchisees.

The BCCI changing its ICL stance largely lies on the fact that –an aggressive Essel group is going on the offensive. Sources at Essel, state that time for negotiations are over & they are looking at legal suits being filed both in India & internationally. Its strong legal ground means that BCCI has to try to break the ICL player pool by offering them the IPL and domestic cricket carrot. However, most ICL domestic talents are skeptical about the BCCI offer. Reason being, most are being paid about 30 lakhs plus by the ICL – returning to BCCI hardly guarantees them a place in the Ranji sides or IPL teams. A ranji player would pocket 20 lakhs in a financial year and no player wants a dip in his income. Secondly except for a few players like Rohan Gavaskar, none of the players are certain of a place in the Ranji or IPL Squads. The total number of ICL players from the domestic stable is about 80. SO no more than 10% are assured of an IPL or Ranji place! The only way they can be accommodated in the IPL is by addition in number of IPL teams; strongly objected by existing IPL franchisees as that reduces their share of the pie in regards of the central revenue. The ICL players are also aware of the treatment meted out to Md kaif, Vidhyut Shivramakrisnan, Sanjay Bangar , Akash Chopra et al by the IPL franchisees- making the transition from ICL to IPL a very risky financial proposition. The international guys like Shane Bond are drawing salaries to the tune of $ 8,00,000 ( 4 crores) from the ICL so they would not make the shift unless IPL offers the same amount. Post the Peterson & Flintoff debacle it seems IPL franchisees would not loosen their purse strings easily ;having burnt their fingers with expensive propositions. Therefore it may not seem as easy for the BCCI to break the ICL player pool ; justified that no single individual ICL player has been mentioned other than Sandeep Patil, who according to sources did not fair well in the ICL called – Sports performance evaluation. His side Mumbai Champs always figured last in the ICL tournaments and major restructuring was on the cards as far as that team was concerned.

These look interesting times for the BCCI president Shashank Manohar. His dislike for Lalit Modi is well documented by his absence at both the first and second seasons of IPL. His boss and mentor Sharad Pawar too has distanced himself from Lalit Modi in season-2. Srinivasan, Rajeev Shukla and Niranjan Shah ( BCCI powerbrokers) are fence sitters and waiting for the election results. Rumors are also afloat that if the congress returns to power Lalit Modi’s stint in Indian cricket would be history.
If the ICL issue was not enough then the BCCI also has to content with the APL ( American Premiere League). The BCCI wants to monopolize the game but an over priced IPL has broadcasters and prospective sponsors looking at private leagues like the ICL & upcoming APL as a more value for money proposition. These are interesting times in cricket Will the monopoly of BCCI continue or will it have to share space with ICL & APL? It’s an answer that only time will tell.

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  1. RANA said

    IPCL™ Indian Premier Corporate League (IPCL™) is an official League Of Indian Twenty20™ Cricket Federation® & ©(ITCF™) IPCL™ is a corporate project of ITCF India. Indian Twenty20 Cricket Federation ITCF-INDIA is the original promoter of T20 Cricket in INDIA since-2001. Our federation has been organizing Twenty20 Corporate Cricket tournaments through (IPCL™) keeping in mind that in India hundreds of corporate companies are playing cricket without any motive and official platform where they serve the cricket and popularize their company/branding through the event ie IPCL. India is a big country for playing cricket where cricket is religion, world cricket almost sponsored by Indian companies (Corporate World). Indian Twenty 20 Cricket Federation (ITCF-India) is a big official/legal platform for those neglected corporate companies from all over India who cannot avail any opportunity to come forward and promote their companies branding. Indian Twenty20 Cricket Federation ITCF India is registered body at all India level with registrar of firms and societies Punjab vide 1860 society act and Trade Mark Registration (TM.) No. is 1368279 and logo Registration No. is 1368278 and its copy right registration no. is A-75416/2006 dated 19-01-2006 under patent act issued by Government of India Trade Mark Registry, New Delhi. We also published its Trade Mark caution notice in news paper. IPCL main aim to give Indian corporate world right respect in the field of cricket where they promote their companies name & branding through cricket ie Indian Premier Corporate League “IPCL™”

  2. RANA said

    IPCL™ Governing Council for the year 2010-2011
    1 Shri Jawaharlal Founder Member /Patron-IPCL
    2 Shri Pankaj Dhamija Executive Member /Commissioner-IPCL
    3 Shri Avinash Kumar Executive Member / Liaison Officer-IPCL (LO)
    4 Shri N. Nanda Executive Member / Chief Executive Officer-IPCL (CEO)
    5 Prof Asif Shaikh Executive Member / Public Relation Officer-IPCL (PRO)
    6 Shri Ashok Hingu Executive Member /Administrative Officer-IPCL (AO)
    7 Shri Sumitro Mujumdar Executive Member /General Manager-IPCL (GM)
    8 Shri Nitin Patil Executive Member / Legal Advisor-IPCL (LA)
    9 Shri Srinivas Budda Executive Member / Chief Financial Manager-IPCL (CFM)
    10 Shri Sushil Jain Executive Member / Head Marketing Department-IPCL
    11 Shri Avaneesh Nandan Prasad Executive Member / Selector -IPCL
    12 Shri Wasef Patel Executive Member / Convener -IPCL
    13 Shri Pavan Rana Executive Member-IPCL
    14 Shri Manoj Kumar Sharma Executive Member IPCL

  3. RANA said

    Catchment Area of IPCL™ Teams

    TEAM CACHMENT AREA

    1. INDIAN JAWANS ( I. J.) ™ ALL INDIA, UT’s & NORTH EAST STATES & S.AFFILIATION UNITS

    2. INDIAN BLUES ( I. B. )™ ALL INDIA, UTs, NORTH EAST STATES S .AFFILIATION UNITS

    3. INDIAN COBRAS ( I. C. )™ All INDIA, UT’S & NORTH EAST STATES & S.AFFILIATION UNITS

    4. NORTH KINGS ( N. K. )™ PUNJAB, HARYANA, DELHI, JK,HP,UTTARANCHAL, PEPSU

    5. CENTRAL SHARKS ( C. S. )™ MP,UP,W.UP,VIDHARBA,BIHAR,CHHATTISGARH

    6. WEST WARRIORS ( W. W.)™ MAH,MUMBAI,GUJRAT,BARODA,SAURASHTRA,GOA

    7. EAST TIGRES ( E. T. )™ WESTBENGAL,ASSAM,ORRISSA,JHARKHAND

    8. SOUTH EAGLES ( S. E. )™ A.P,KARNATAKA,TAMILNADU,KERLA

  4. sandeep said

    i’m cricket palayer

  5. RANA said

    Subject: -Mission Statement of Indian Premier Corporate League® IPCL™ Official
    League of Indian Twenty20™ Cricket Federation®&©ITCF India™
    Dear,
    In India thousands of all level poor cricket players from backward, remote, border and rural
    areas, backward class & poor background, Govt. schools, small towns/streets are playing cricket
    But golden opportunities are less and hidden talents are surplus. These Surplus players waste their
    time money & talents by playing under fake associations moreover most players involves
    in human smuggling and spoil their future.
    India is a big country for playing cricket. India is a big country for playing cricket where cricket is
    religion, world cricket almost sponsored by Indian companies (Corporate World). Indian Premier
    Corporate League® IPCL™ & Indian Twenty20™ Cricket Federation®&© (ITCF-India™) is a big official
    platform for those neglected surplus talented poor cricket players from all over India who cannot
    avail any opportunity to come forward and serve the country through their cricket talent.
    Our Federation has been promoting Twenty20™ Cricket in India since 2001. Our federation
    organizes Twenty20™ National events without any ill motive behind it and only to promote and
    develop the game of Twenty20™ Cricket for men and boys from grass-root level in India so as to
    provide right opportunity to small time players from poor back- ground. We have our own rules and
    regulations of Twenty20™ Cricket (20 over game) and Twenty 20 Innings Cricket (40 over game)
    20+20overs for both inning of each side total of Four innings Total over’s (80). We have our own
    Twenty20™ Cricket legal infrastructure/ official platform in India which has no concern with those
    BCCI & ICC. Here we would also like to bring your kind notice that we have been aiming to form
    cricket teams Comprising those talented cricket players who have not been able to make it big or
    have been left out from the state/city or national squads.
    This is for your information & necessary action at your end.
    “JAI HIND”

  6. RANA said

    To All,
    Presidents / Secretary’s/Officials/Members & All affiliated Units of ITCF INDIA™
    Subject: Affiliated Official Rural Leagues of Indian Premier Corporate League® IPCL™
    Official League of Indian Twenty20™ Cricket Federation®&© ITCF India™
    The lists of rural leagues above cited subject is as under:
    1. Punjab Rural Cricket League (PRCL-N.Z)
    2. J&K Rural Cricket League (JKRCL-N.Z)
    3. Himachal Pradesh Rural Cricket League (HPRCL-N.Z)
    4. Haryana Rural Cricket League (HRCL-N.Z)
    5. Uttaranchal Rural Cricket League (URCL-N.Z)
    6. Rajasthan Rural Cricket League (RRCL-C.Z)
    7. Utter Pradesh Rural Cricket League (UPRCL-C.Z)
    8. Madhya Pradesh Rural Cricket League (MRCL-C.Z)
    9. Gujarat Rural Cricket League (GRCL-W.Z)
    10. Maharashtra Rural Cricket League (MRCL-W.Z)
    11. Goa Rural Cricket League (GRCL-W.Z)
    12. Andhra Pradesh Rural Cricket League (APRCL-S.Z)
    13. Kerala Rural Cricket League (KRCL-S.Z)
    14. Bihar Rural Cricket League (BRCL-C.Z)
    15. Chhattisgarh Rural Cricket League (CRCL-E.Z)
    16. Jharkhand Rural Cricket League (JRCL-C.Z)
    17. Orissa Rural Cricket League (ORCL-E.Z)
    18. West Bengal Rural Cricket League (WBRCL-E.Z)
    19. Assam Rural Cricket League (ARCL-E.Z)
    20. Tamil Nadu Rural Cricket League (TRCL-S.Z)
    21. Karnataka Rural Cricket League (KRCL-S.Z)
    This is for your information.
    “JAI HIND”

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