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Vivo Retains IPL Title Sponsorship for Five Years with Rs 2,199 Crore

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Noise for IPL (Indian Premier League) 2018 has started, with Vivo retaining the IPL title sponsor for five years from 2018 to 2022 for Rs 2199 Crores. The bid was 554% increase over the previous contract as conveyed by the IPL official Twitter handle on Tuesday stating,

Vivo retains title sponsorship for IPL 2018-22. They bid Rs 2,199 Crores, 554% increase over the previous contract!

Vivo Retains IPL Title sponsorship for five years
PC:Twitter

Chinese mobile manufacturer Vivo had bid for Rs 2,199 Crores while their competitor in the mobile industry as well in bidding, Oppo was the second highest bidder with Rs 1,430 Crores.

Also read: All about how IPL Works, Team Owners and Revenue

BCCI said in press release,

The premium global Smartphone manufacturer (Vivo) bid Rs 2199 crores, which is a 554 percent increase over the previous contract. In the upcoming five IPL seasons (2018 - 2022), Vivo and IPL will have extensive cooperation in terms of sports events, on-ground activations and marketing campaigns.

Sponsorship is for the period from August 1, 2017, and July 31, 2022. BCCI will annually get Rs 440 Crores from this deal.

In and statement by IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla said,

We are delighted to have Vivo joining us once again as the title sponsor for IPL for next five years. The association with Vivo has been great for the past two seasons and I am sure they will continue to make it bigger and better.

Vivo had replaced PepsiCo as title sponsor in 2015 when PepsiCo withdraw from the deal of Rs 396 crores for five years in 2015 which was to be ended in 2017. Then Vivo had bid Rs 100 crores each year for the two seasons (2016 and 2017). Vivo is the third sponsor of the high-profile tournament; DLF and PepsiCo were the other two. DLF was the title sponsor from 2008 to 2012 and PepsiCo from 2013 to 2015.

Acting President of the BCCI, CK Khanna said,

Vivo as a brand has carved its niche and legacy in the market. We are extremely glad to have Vivo as the title sponsor and look forward to an enriching affiliation for both stakeholders.

And acting BCCI Secretary, Amitabh Choudhary said,

We received an overwhelming response for the title sponsorship rights and we are glad to have Vivo back on board. It is a renewal of a fruitful relationship with the brand that will extend for the next five years.
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All about IPL Team Owners: Who, How and Revenue

Monday, June 26, 2017
Team owners or we can say that Franchise owners are the real game player in the IPL in the background. They handle everything from management, planning and mainly who will be the playing for their team.Team owners are backed by a huge team which include management team, coaching teams and mentors, who are the international famous cricket stars. Team owners work round the year from finding new talents to mapping them and finally leading successful IPL Auction.

Indian Premier League (IPL) Logo

First thing that come in mind is who can own an IPL team and what he have to do to own a IPL team.

To own a IPL team you don’t have to be famous you just have to invest huge money, when I say that, I mean it. It’s just huge. You have to bid for the team for the 10 year. But this money is to be paid in the window of 10 years. Yes you are thinking right they can earn a lot. But let see how much they have to pay the BBCI and how much they earn and the main thing how they earn their money back.

First see how much IPL Team owner have to pay to own an IPL team.

Let’s see this with an example or we can say the real example what happened back in 2007 before starting the IPL.

In the first auction of teams, remember not the team members, Mukesh Ambani had offered $112 million for 10-year rights to handle the Mumbai Indians team. So this is divided into 10 odd years Mukesh Ambani has to pay Rs 51.5 crores for consecutive 10 years.

But when it comes to the team late they have to pay more. Let’s take another example of Pune warriors, which was the Sahara owned team.  Sahara was ready to pay $370 million for the Pune Warriors and Kochi contributed with a triumphant offer of $333.33 million. The Sahara offer was around 5.5 fold what a blend of Manoj Badale, Suresh Chellaram and Lachlan Murdoch offer for the Jaipur franchise, which is Rajasthan Royals at $67 million.

And yes you would be wondering but how much they get back their money. Every team is not successful at getting their money back, some of them the Kochi Tuskers, Pune Warriors, etc. And some of them are master at getting the money, Mumbai Indians and Royal Challenger Bangalore, that what you got in your mind. And you are absolutely right.

Under the revenue model, the BCCI gets the chance to keep 20 % of the central income in the initial three years while the 80 for each penny of the incomes is divided among the Franchise. Under the standards, the BCCI's share will ascend to 30 % in seasons 4th and 5th, and further to 40 for each penny from seasons 6 to 10.

Teams that make it to the semi-finals will get more pockets filled i.e.; somewhat more money. Other than the wining amount of the team. Remember here we are only talking about the revenue.

And their revenue does not stop here; this was the way they get their revenue share from the BCCI. And they get lot more individually. They add up to their revenue through Sponsors; you see many advertisements the teams are doing, they are the part of the sponsors. They just help their sponsors to build their brand. There can be various types of sponsors, title sponsor, clothing sponsors and many more. The main revenue source is the media rights; TV and digital rights that add up to 60% of the total team revenue.  And some small revenue sharers are the stadium tickets, winning amount and merchandise of the team which include bats, T-shirts and many more.
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ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Match 9 Bangladesh vs New Zealand: Preview, Where to Watch Live Streaming: Who Will Win?

Friday, June 09, 2017
Bangladesh vs New Zealand ICC Champions Trophy 2017

9th Match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will be played between Bangladesh and New Zealand on 9th June at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. A couple of morning shower is forecasted on the day, but there will be rain threats over the match. Mach will be played on the fresh turf with grass on it. Pitch is expected to be slow as seen in previous matches.


This will be the third and the last match in the league group for both the teams. It is "do or die" match for both the teams; one of them will qualify if Australia loses the match against England or the match ends in a tie/no result. If Australia wins the match against England then Bangladesh and New Zealand will be out. However, if this match ends in a tie/no result then the net run rate will come into play if Australia loses their match against England. Possibilities are alive for all three to qualify for the semi-final.


Both the teams are with one win and a no result and they desperately needed the win. Bangladesh is however lucky to survive as now, thank to rain as they had almost lost their last game against Australia but the match ended in a tie/no result. While New Zealand is a bit unlucky, in their first match against Australia they New Zealand were in better position when the match was washed out due to rain.

In last six matches, New Zealand had won five of them and Bangladesh ended with one and the recent one at Dublin. Both the teams are likely to go with the same playing XI in this match.

Where to Watch Live ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Match 9: Bangladesh vs New Zealand

In Bangladesh match can be watched on and Ten Sports while in New Zealand it can be watched on Sky NZ. For other countries TV Channels list check ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Live Telecast Channels List

Match Details: ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Match 9: Bangladesh vs New Zealand

Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Date: 9th June 2017
Time: 03:00 PM (IST)/09:30 AM (GMT)/10:30 AM (Local)

Toss: New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first

Playing XI for Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman

Playing XI for New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Luke Ronchi(w), Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Neil Broom, James Neesham, Corey Anderson, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Trent Boult
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ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Match 8 India vs Sri Lanka: Preview, Where to Watch Live Streaming

Thursday, June 08, 2017
India vs Sri Lanka Africa ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Match 8 Preview and where to watch live

8th Match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will be played between India and Sri Lanka at Kennington Oval, London on 8th June. Weather is in no mood of the match; whole day rain is forecasted. The wicket had green grass on the top which will help the pace bowlers but a high scoring match can be seen.


India is coming with the win against their arch-rival Pakistan; won by 124 runs. India had found their right combination in their first match and will settle with it. But seam-friendly green wicket will be challenging for the both the team as they had more favourable to spin wicket. While when Indian captain Virat Kohli, was asked about the wicket he said “It feels good that we have four-five bowlers who can change the game anytime with their skills. The batsmen also feed off this confidence a lot, because you know that your bowlers will bowl very well, and as a batsman, if you’ve batted well, you know that the match will swing your way.”


And when the Sri Lankan skipper was asked about how they would take the green wicket, he said “There is a little bit of grass, but don’t really know as of now, how the wicket will play. If the sun comes out, it might be a different case. We’ve got to play on whatever we get. It’s not going to be an excuse. We’ve got to put up the runs on board, whether we bat first or second”

Sri Lanka had lost their opening match against South Africa by 96 runs. They looked one of the weak team in the tournament and the weakest in their Group B but with the likes of Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, and Nuwan Pradeep can turn the game on this green pitch.

This will be the 150th ODI match between India and Sri Lanka; they will become the first teams to playing against each other. First ODI between them was played in 1979 at Manchester which was won by Sri Lanka. Of 150 matches India had won 84 of them and Sri Lanka had won 54 of them and rest ended on no result or tie. They will meet after 2.5 years; last time they played was in Nov 2014 at Ranchi which was won by India. Last time when they meet in ICC Champions Trophy was in 2013 at semi-final where India beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets.

Where to Watch Live ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Match 8: India vs Sri Lanka

In India match can be watched on Star Sports (Star Sports 1, Star Sports HD1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports HD2) and DD National while in Sri Lanka it can be watched on Star Sports India. For other countries TV Channels list check ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Live Telecast Channels List

Match Details: ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Match 8: India vs Sri Lanka

Venue: Kennington Oval, London
Date: 8th June 2017
Time: 03:00 PM (IST)/09:30 AM (GMT)/10:30 AM (Local)

Toss: Sri Lanka Won the toss and elected to bowl first

Result: Sri Lanka Won by 7 Wickets

Man of the Match: Kusal Mendis

Playing XI for India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

Playing XI for Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews (c), Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Perera, Asela Gunaratne, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep
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ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Match 7 Pakistan vs South Africa: Preview, Where to Watch Live Streaming

Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Pakistan vs South Africa ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Match 7 Preview and where to watch live

7th Match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will be played between Pakistan and South Africa at Edgbaston, Birmingham on 7th June. After the last match on Sunday between India and Pakistan it is raining since then. Match day is forecasted with no rain. But the rain had effect on the match; this match was to be played on the unused pitch but due to rain and softening of the pitch due to moisture now the match is to be played on the pitch which was used for earlier two matches in this tournament. Both the matches at Birmingham had been high scoring and this match also to be high scoring.


Last time when they met was in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at Auckland, where Pakistan defeated South Africa by 29 runs. But since the lot had changed, they had on played one match in last 4 years ie; since 2013. In last four matches Pakistan had won three of them. Last time when they played at this ground was in ICC Champions Trophy 2013, where South Africa defeated Pakistan by 67 runs. While they had played two matches at England and both of them are won by South Africa.


Pakistan is coming with the lost against their arch-rival India in this match. Pakistan. When Pakistan came in the tournament their strength was bowling but with seeing the match against India; they had to watch it out for. While their bowling struggle in 1st inning made the batsmen under pressure in the second inning. While their star bowler Mohammad Amir looked helpless.

South Africa is coming with a win against Sri Lanka; they defeated Sri Lanka by 96 at Kennington Oval. They looked all settled and confident. They had gained the momentum needed for the tournament. Hashim Amla in their star player who is in form since Indian Premier League 2017.

Where to Watch Live ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Match 7: Pakistan vs South Africa

In Pakistan match can be watched on Ten Sports and PTV while in South Africa it can be watched on Super Sports. For other countries TV Channels list check ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Live Telecast Channels List

Match Details: ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Match 7: Pakistan vs South Africa

Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Date: 7th June, 2017
Time: 06:00 PM (IST)/12:30 PM (GMT)/01:30 PM (Local)

Toss:South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first

Result: Pakistan won by 19 Runs (D/L Method)

Man of the Match: Hasan Ali

Playing XI for Pakistan: Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan, Hasan Ali

Playing XI for South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock(w), Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers(c), David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir
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ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Match 6 England vs New Zealand: Preview, Where to Watch Live Streaming

Tuesday, June 06, 2017
ICC Champions Trophy 2017 England vs New Zealand Match 6 Preview and where to watch live

6th match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will be played between the host England and New Zealand at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on 6th June; this is the first match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at Cardiff. While weather is not in the favour of the match; rains with thunderstorms are forecasted. Cardiff wicket is expected to be slow and low scoring game can be seen. With rains in from few days will make team to bowl first.


Rain all over the Champions Trophy made England in comfortable state with at the top in their group. While New Zealand will need a win desperately, to keep their chances to qualify for semi-finals. In ICC 50 overs tournament New Zealand had won six matches in last seven matches. While in England New Zealand had won 12 and England 15 of total 29 played, rest with no result or tied. In ICC Champions Trophy England and New Zealand had encountered twice; New Zealand won in 2009 and England won at the same venue as of today in 2013.

Where to Watch Live ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Match 6: England vs New Zealand

In England match can be watched on Sky Sports 2 while in New Zealand it can be watched on Sky NZ. For other countries TV Channels list check ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Live Telecast Channels List

Match Details: ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Match 6: England vs New Zealand

Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Date: 6th June, 2017
Time: 03:00 PM (IST)/09:30 AM (GMT)/10:30 AM (Local)

Toss: England won the toss and elected to bowl first

At Toss:

Morgan: We would have also liked to bowl first. We have one forced change. Chris Woakes misses out and Adil Rashid comes in. He's been very consistent, getting injured in the first game was not great. Jake Ball will take the new ball today. Stokes is getting close to full fitness and he's been in the best shape as of today. They played well against Australia and will be tough to beat.

Williamson: We will bowl. Looks like a good surface, there's a bit of weather around and we would like to exploit the conditions. No changes in our team. This is a short tournament and every match would be important. We have encouraged our boys to play with freedom and are looking forward to another good game. It's great to be here - although the conditions differ from those in India during the IPL.

Result: England won by 87 runs

Man of the Match: Jake Ball

Playing XI for England: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Jake Ball

Playing XI for New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Luke Ronchi(w), Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Neil Broom, James Neesham, Corey Anderson, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Trent Boult
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ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Match 5 Australia vs Bangladesh: Preview, Where to Watch Live Streaming: Who Will Win?

Monday, June 05, 2017
ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Australia vs Bangladesh Match 5 Preview and where to watch live

5th Match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will be played between Australia and Bangladesh on 5th June Kennington Oval, London. Wicket is expected to be slow and some turn may be expected. Rain is forecasted at the match time, surely team would like to chase.


Australia and Bangladesh are meeting after six year for ODI; their match in 2015 World Cup was abandoned due to rain. Bangladesh had only beaten Australia once in ODI matches in their 19 encounters. Last time when Bangladesh beat Australia was in 2005 at Cardiff; and they would like to repeat that to qualify for the semi-finals.

Australia are favourites in this match but they had lost their last two ODI which was played against New Zealand 4 months ago. Their last match in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 was washed out due to rain; which had made Australia to win this match to qualify for the semi-finals. Pitch will be friendlier for spinners so Adam Zampa is likely to makes in playing XI this time; Glenn Maxwell and Chris Lynn will be also affective.

Bangladesh had lost their last match in the opening game of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 against England. While pitch providing help to spinners will be good news for Bangladesh; and will include an extra spinner most likely Mehedi Hasan in the playing XI.

Where to Watch Live ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Match 5: Australia vs Bangladesh

In Australia match can be watched on Fox Sports while in Bangladesh it can be watched on Ten Sports. For other countries TV Channels list check ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Live Telecast Channels List

Match Details: ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Match 4: Australia vs Bangladesh

Venue: Kennington Oval, London
Date: 5th June, 2017
Time: 06:00 PM (IST)/12:30 PM (GMT)/01:30 PM (Local)

Toss: Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat first

Result: No Result due to rain

Playing XI for Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith(c), Moises Henriques, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade(w), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

Playing XI for Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mehedi Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain
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