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IPL’s Media Medallion leaves us STAR-STRUCK for 5 years

By Rishika Mendiratta (Co-founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar

Broadcasting is too serious a business to be left to the broadcasters-Tony Benn

The above quote is an apt prelude to the events, speculations and the result that surrounded the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) media rights auction that concluded on September 4, 2017.

Star secured the deal for India’s (TV and digital) as well as overseas broadcast rights for IPL for a whopping Rs. 16347.5 crores. This article is an attempt to analyse the frenzy around the pre-bid controversies and the results of the most talked about media rights bid in the Indian Sports scenario.

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The influx of legal jargons for the removal of panjandrums

By-Rishika Mendiratta (Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar)

Reagan once said, “Status quo is the mess we are in.”

Sports administration is the backbone for the growth and development of the athletes, sports organizations, professional and semi- professional leagues. It provides the necessary impetus for changing the sporting performance of any nation. The love-hate relationship between sports and politics has been a media hot-potato since forever. Due to excessive politicization of sports there has been a detrimental effect to the overall progress of sports in our country. Consequently there is a retrenched resentment in the every Indian sports fan. This article elaborates upon the present system of governance and prospective policy and legislative changes that can be a harbinger of good times for Indian sports.

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