IPL 2018: Players Will Make a Million Dollars Every Match in Future – Lalit Modi
The mind behind the birth of world’s marquee cricketing event, former IPL commissioner, Lalit Modi, expects players to earn a million per game soon in the future.
Also, Modi predicts bilateral international ties shall become obsolete, as the only action will be in periods of the 2-3 year for multilateral tournaments.
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For those unaware, Lalit Modi has been fleeing from the Indian judiciary system due to frauds committed during his tenure as the commissioner of the tournament.
“The IPL is here to stay. It will be the dominant sporting league in the world. You will see players making $1-$2m a game. It will happen sooner rather than later,” Modi told Daily Telegraph on Thursday.
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Even though Modi was boycotted by BCCI from what was his multi-million dollar baby, the former RCA official was responsible for bringing in the concept of franchise cricket leagues, following the model of Premier League in football.
“In a free market, the person with the deepest pockets will win. The players will gravitate towards who pays the biggest salary,” added Modi.
Having said that, Modi affirmed there would be no relevance of bilateral ties in world cricket, as it would mean ‘zero value’ for the masses in India.
Further, only premier multi-lateral championship such as World Cups would hold importance for the mass consumers in India.
ICC will become an irrelevant body
“Today international cricket does not matter. It is of zero value to the Indian fan. Tomorrow you will see bilateral cricket disappear. Big series will happen once every three or four years like the World Cup,” Modi stated.
However, Modi then forecasted India’s dominance in world cricket administration, claiming ICC will fall short of the size of Indian cricket in the coming years.
“The ICC will become an irrelevant body. It will be full of fat lugs who have no power. They can scream and shout now, and in the future, they will threaten to throw India out if they try to expand the IPL,” continued the 52-year old.
In conclusion, for former cricket administrator predicted that IPL would make Indian cricket twenty times greater than ICC.
“But India has the power to stand on its own feet…They have a domestic league that it is going to be 20-times the size of the international cricket,” concluded Lalit Modi.
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