BCCI says no to the opening ceremony and star performances for the next season of IPL.
BCCI recently announced that the coming season of IPL which will be the 13th edition of the game will have no opening ceremony. The decision has been taken in a bid to save money as the event hosted annually to mark the beginning of the IPL seasons costs an approximate of Rs. 30 crores which as per the committee is money gone in vain.
A BCCI official in an interview said that the fans are not that interested in the opening ceremony and given how much it costs, the returns are not as expected.
“The opening ceremonies are a waste of money. The cricket fans don’t seem to be interested, and the performers have to be paid a lot,” he said.
IPL 13 will also see a special “no-ball umpire” in order to avoid controversies and errors in the game.
“Last season, several players were given out and later recalled when replays showed the bowlers had overstepped. The idea is to reduce errors and controversies,” was his take on the no-ball umpire,
The IPL 13 auction will take place on the 19th December in Kolkata. This is the first time the Kolkata will be hosting the auctions. The auctions of the previously played IPL seasons were hosted in Bangalore. The decision has been taken by the governing council committee of IPL.
Looks like we’re about to experience an all new IPL.