Indian Premier League news and TV ratings

 Indian Premier League Cricket (IPL T20) news: 1. Indian Cricket board agreed to meet rival organisers of Indian Cricket League. ICC asked BCCI to resolve the issue with ICL. If the talks succeed, it will allow ICL players to play International Cricket. New Zealand and Bangladesh are the biggest beneficiaries if the ban on ICL players was lifted. Can we Shane Bond again in action? 2. Sri Lankan Cricket Board will send a team to finalise a $ 40 million deal with the Indian Premier League. This deal will last for 3 years which will allow Sri Lankan players to participate in IPL T20 Cricket matches without interruption. 3. TV Ratings: According to MAP ratings, ongoing Indian Cricket League (ICL) failed to match the TV Ratings of 2008 Indian Premier League (IPL). IPL attracted an average TVR of 4-5 while ICL garnered meagre 0.2-0.4 TVR despite broadcasting in Zee Sports and Ten Sports (ZEE has control over most of cable people. India-Australia test series attracted a TVR of 0.5-0.7. Indian Premier League will attract more viewers due to more awareness, timing and due to DTH spread. 4. Surrey is holding discussions with IPL organisers about the feasibility of conducting 1 or 2 IPL matches at Oval Cricket stadium if ECB gave no objection. 5. Sensational Sri Lankan spinner Ajantha Mendis will play for Rajasthan in the 2008-09 Ranji Trophy. According to new rules, each state can rope in one International player to increase competitiveness in the domestic tournament. Old warhorse Muttiah Muralidharan will play for Bengal Ranji team. Visit my blog on Champions League T20 Cricket.  … [Read more...]