IPL media rights tender to be released by BCCI on 21 July


MUMBAI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has move forward the discharge of invitation to 21 July to tender (ITT) document for Indian Premier League (IPL) media rights.

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Earlier, the release of invitation date was 17 July. The final date for getting clarifications on ITT is 5 August. On the other hand, the final date for purchase is 24 August. Tender for the five-year media rights cycle will have to be given on 28 August.

On 28 August, the winners of Indian Premier League media rights will also be declared.  Indeed, even as BJP MP Subramanian Swamy had moved the Supreme Court requesting e-sale of IPL media rights, the BCCI has emphasized that the delicate procedure is the best way to deal with offer the rights, as has been the situation till now for every one of its properties. Boss Justice JS Khehar has said that the issue would be taken up at a later date.

“The IPL Governing Council at its meeting hung on 11 July 2017 assessed the IPL media rights ITT and reconfirmed that the current BCCI delicate process is the best approach, both as far as total straightforwardness and a free and reasonable value disclosure, for the IPL media rights,” BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary expressed.

The BCCI likewise said that the substances that had acquired the delicate archives of the IPL media rights, which was booked for 25 October 2016, would be furnished with the delicate records of the present IPL media rights on their discharge with no extra cost/charges.

Prior, the BCCI under previous president Anurag Thakur had started the way toward offering IPL media rights. Nonetheless, the procedure got scratched off after the Supreme Court-named Lodha Committe, which was shaped to change the BCCI, declined to give it the consent to proceed with the procedure.

Thakur was expelled as the BCCI president and a SC-designated board of trustees of overseers headed by Vinod Rai was restricted in to investigate the everyday working of the BCCI.

Eighteen organizations including Star India, Amazon Seller Services, Followon Interactive Media, Taj TV India, Sony Pictures Networks, Times Internet, Supersport International, Reliance Jio Digital Services, Gulf DTH FZ, GroupM Media India, beIN IP, Econet Media, SKY UK, ESPN Digital Media (India), BTG Legal Services, BT, Twitter and Facebook had purchased tenders.

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The BCCI had part the IPL media rights into three distinct bundles. The Indian sub-landmass TV rights were for a long time from 2018 to 2027 while the Indian sub-mainland computerized rights were for a long time from 2018 to 2022. Whatever remains of the world (ROW) media rights were for a long time from 2018 to 2022.