Why are you comparing the IPL to a world cup? Noone is talking about the IPL. The BCCI can have all the IPL money. Noone outside of India wants a share of it. Compare World Cups to World Cups. The IPL is not broadcasted for free by your own Government. So it has real value.latecut wrote: ↑Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:15 am Any idea how much revenue is made in Rugby World cup, a sport where Indian market is not involved ? about $ 400 millions were made in 2015 world cup.
In comparison, IPL of 2018 earned a revenue of $ 1.5 billions. So this is the kind of revenue Indian market can earn in a sport in which Indians are interested.
Star's revenue - the Indian broadcaster, for the Cricket World Cup 2019 was targetted to be $143 million, they obviously paid less than that for it.
So until you want to bring some accurate comparisons, you're not contributing much with your argument.
Now BCCI gets $400 million from the ICC - https://www.livemint.com/Sports/JcvYsVF ... t-at-.html
So between the Champs Trophy and Wt20's to find the rest of that money, I really dont see the ICC really needing the BCCI to continue with global cricket. And it would save the ICC $400m....
The reason why this hasn't happened, is they sell out their votes for your billateral AWAY overseas tours that have no ICC involvement or money taking. This is where the Indian Broadcasters make money for NZ, SA, Eng, Aus, etc. But when it comes to the ICC funding itself - India isn't that valuable. At all. The ICC does not need India at its tournaments imo. And Billateral tours will change under the Test Championship anyway. England and Australia can easily keep international cricket alive financially by themselves. As they did before Star Sports became a big deal.
https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id ... s-says-cwi