WPL Proves to Be a Financial Success for BCCI

MUMBAI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) collected Rs 377.49 crores during the initial campaign of the Women’s Premier League (WPL), which was contested in Mumbai at two venues from March 4-26, 2023.

According to BCCI treasurer Ashish Shelar’s report for the fiscal year 2022-23, which was delivered at the cricket body’s Annual General Meeting in Goa on Monday, the Board earned Rs 377.49 crores from the WPL, which contained five teams. According to an income analysis performed in Shelar’s report, the surplus from the WPL accounted for 6% of the BCCI’s total income for the fiscal year 2022-23. The Indian Premier League (IPL) provided 37% of the BCCI’s revenue during this time period. The Board received 38% of its revenue from the sale of media rights and 10% from men’s senior overseas tours.

According to Shelar’s report, the BCCI earned Rs 6,558.80 crore in the fiscal year 2022-23, up from Rs 4,360.57 crore in the previous year.

Shelar reported that the 2020-21 season had to be reduced to just three tournaments due to the outbreak of Covid-19, saying, “This is to bring to your attention that the cricketing season in 20-21 was cut down to only three tournaments due to Covid 19.”Except for a few junior competitions such as Under 16, the domestic season of 2022-22 was at full vigor. “However, the year 2022-23 brought back all of the hopes and confidence to conduct the entire domestic season with enthusiasm (sic),” Shelar informed state association members.

“The baton passed to me by my predecessors in a very healthy financial position, and I will ensure that it grows stronger as time passes to see in a position and where the BCCI stands today is a result of collective effort by all ex and current officials.” The vast horizon of vision in the form of leadership, together with the strong devotion of all members of the BCCI, has propelled the sport of cricket to such a respectable height in such a short period of time. The BCCI’s passion and determination have ensured that the BCCI remains ethically and financially robust at all times. The BCCI has shown the sports world how standards can be upheld.

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