“The IPL generates more revenue than the English Premier League,” says BCCI president
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is considered one of the best league tournaments in the world and it enjoys a massive fan following, Sourav Ganguly said that he feels really happy to see the sports he loves evolve so much.
The Indian Premier League is considered one of the best league tournaments in the world and it enjoys a massive fan following. Every player in the world looks to play in the mega event and fans flock to the stadiums whenever there is a match.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly has said that he feels really happy to see the sport he loves evolve so much, and he even went on to say that the IPL generates more revenue than the English Premier League.
“I’ve seen the game evolve, where players like me earned a few hundred and now have the potential of earning crores. This game is run by the fans, by the people of this country, and by the BCCI, which was formed by cricket fans. This sport is strong and will continue to evolve. The IPL generates more revenue than the English Premier League. It makes me feel happy and proud that the sport I love has evolved to become so strong,”said Ganguly at the India Leadership Council Event while speaking to Deepak Lamba, CEO, Worldwide Media, President, Times Strategic Solutions Limited.
In this year’s 15th edition of the IPL, two new teams Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants were added to the tournament. After a 74-match season, it was the debutants Gujarat Titans who walked away with the title after beating Rajasthan Royals in the summit clash.
During the event, Ganguly was also asked about his leadership style. Speaking on the same, he said:
“Captaincy, to me, is leading a team on the ground, and leadership, to me, is building a team. So, whether I worked with Sachin, Azhar, or Dravid, I didn’t compete with them; instead, I collaborated with them as leaders and shared responsibility.”
On being asked about what’s common between being captain and managing BCCI, Sourav replied,
“I believe that the common thing is managing individuals. This country has exceptional talent, ranging from young players to young corporate employees. I genuinely believed that if I wanted to be the captain of a successful team, I had to respect my colleagues so that they could become good players, and that it’s never the other way around; you can’t keep everything to yourself and expect good things to happen; it won’t happen.”