It would have been a loss of Rs 4,000 crores for BCCI if it would have called off the most awaited mega event in the cricket world. However, things started clearing out as the IPL Governing Council reportedly freezes September 19 as the launch date.
If the information from the trusted sources is to be believed, BCCI will meet next week to chalk out the final details and approve the schedule while the franchises were already informed about the tentative plan.
This year’s grand event will be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the final match is scheduled to take place on either 8th or 10th of November.
Matches will be held in three main venues-Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah and it will be taken care that no two teams will be allowed to play between themselves at the same venue more than once.
On the other hand, BCCI was set to receive Rs 3300 crore from the media rights holder and broadcaster STAR, Rs 440 crore from title sponsor VIVO and a cumulative sum of Rs 170 crore from other sponsors. It was learnt that the STAR network has already paid an advance of Rs 4,000 Crores.