IPL 2022: Bombay Hight Court Rules Against BCCI In Media Rights Issue

Updated - 19 Mar 2022, 12:11 PM

The Bombay High Court has ruled the decision against the BCCI in the IPL 2022 media rights issue. The BCCI on March 17, said that they would release the IPL media rights very soon after taking care of the minor delay due to procedural issues.

Reports in Cricbuzz further said that they have denied reports which said that the delay was due to pressure from the host broadcaster, Star. The High Court said that Star had no problems with the rights being released immediately.  Now, Bombay High Court Chief Justice BP Colabawala has quashed the reports after hearing and setting aside an arbitral award which upheld rescission of media rights by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to World Sport Group (India) Pvt. Ltd.

IPL 2022: Bombay Hight Court Rules Against BCCI In Media Rights Issue

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“Due to the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and also other exigencies of work, there was a delay in pronouncing judgment,” said justice BP Colabawalla before giving his decision against the BCCI in relation to the IPL media rights. 

The BCCI earlier said that they are looking to divide the IPL broadcast rights to various channels to increase on the revenue. They further said that the addition of two new teams will help them to garner more revenue from various mediums of broadcast. The previous cycle’s value was estimated at INR 16,347 crores, but with the addition of two new teams and the expansion of the IPL, the BCCI expects it to go past INR 20,000 crores this time around. 

We are expecting a very high price. It would be unfair to point out a figure. The tender will involve multiple parties and we are hoping (for) very high interest from the parties,” a BCCI official was quoted as saying.

IPL 2022 To Kick Off From March 26

MS Dhoni, Eoin Morgan
MS Dhoni, Eoin Morgan

The IPL 2022 starts from March 26 with CSK and KKR taking on each other at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. This is a rematch of the IPL 2021 final with KKR having their chance to avenge the defeat. 

A total of 74 matches will be played across 65 days with the final set to be played on May 29. 20 matches each will be played at the Wankhede Stadium and the DY Patil Stadium while 15 games each will be played at the Brabourne Stadium and the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.

The BCCI has also allowed 25 percent of the capacity crowd after proper discussions with the state government. Thus crowds will be back to the stadiums after two years due to the covid rules and regulations.

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