BCCI President Saurabh Ganguly is very happy with the virtual viewership and rating that the current season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is getting.
Ganguly said that a month before the tournament was held, it was being considered how all this would happen, what would be the end result of the bio bubble and whether it would be successful.
The IPL was earlier scheduled to be held in March, but was postponed indefinitely due to Corona. The BCCI later decided to organize it in the UAE from 19 September to 10 November.
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Ganguly said on Star Sports ‘cricket live show,’ Unbelievable and I am not surprised at all. When we were discussing with STAR (the official broadcaster of the IPL) and everyone related to it – if we are to host it this year and a month before the tournament, we were considering it, could it happen or No, what will be the end result of bio bubble and will it be successful. ‘
The league phase of the tournament is scheduled to end this week while the playoffs will be played next week and its final will be held in Dubai on 10 November. He said, ‘We decided to go ahead with our plan because we wanted to bring normalcy in everyone’s life and bring the game back. I am not surprised by the response. This is the best tournament in the world.
Around 269 million people watched the match in the first week of the 13th season of IPL, which is 11 million more per match than last year. TV’s viewership monitoring agency Bark Nielsen said in a report that the first week of the current season saw a 15 percent increase in viewership of each minute compared to the previous year.
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There have been many super overs in IPL-13 and it has witnessed many exciting struggles. He said, ‘There were so many super overs, we saw a double super over recently, we saw Shikhar Dhawan’s batting, we saw Rohit Sharma, we saw all the young players and we saw Lokesh Rahul’s team Kings XI Punjab’s table I saw a comeback from the bottom up. ‘