Last Update on: July 23rd, 2023 at 11:09 pm
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is all set to release the tender for the bilateral cricket games in India in the next couple of days as suggested by Cricbuzz. The governing body is expected to announce by Tuesday (July 25th). The reports also suggested that they are keen to complete the sale by 19th August.
The media rights will be valid for five years from 2023 to 2027 and it is expected that sales will take place through online bidding as was the case for Indian Premier League (IPL) last year. Although there’s no official confirmation and the participants have not been informed about anything, it is highly to take place in this mode.
BCCI although is yet to finalise some of the series but it is learned that the number of matches to take place in this cycle is likely to be around 100. The reports also suggested that this cycle will see fewer ODIs and more T20Is whereas the number of Test matches is expected to same as that in the last cycle.
IND vs WI: Base price of media rights likely to be set over INR 61 Crore by BCCI
The reports also suggested that BCCI is likely to set a base price of media rights over INR 61 crores per international game. The rights will be sold in different packages, with linear and digital rights separated, and it is also learned that bidders will not have the option to present a consolidated package bid.
In the last cycle, Disney Hotstar paid INR 6138.10 Crore to the BCCI, and the base price this time will be higher. The first series of the new cycle will be against Australia in September, which will serve as a preparation for India for the ICC World Cup 2023.