BCCI CEO shares the importance of the revenue that they get from gate earnings no matter how small it may be.
Cricket all over the world has been badly affected by the pandemic and this includes the cricket situation in India. As all games remain to be postponed due to COVID-19, the resumption of cricket matches remain risky for both players and the audiences. With that, the only possible chance of making it happen is to hold it behind closed doors.
As per BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, the revenue gained from gate receipts may only be small but it is very important. The amount earned, in fact, is used to help keep up with the costs of the stadiums.
Johri said, ‘Not just the IPL, it's also about the international cricket that we play. Gate money albeit being a smaller amount of our overall revenue but it is extremely important because the bulk of it goes in the maintenance and upkeep of the stadiums’.
‘Infrastructure needs to be kept ready and in good health, for which gate money is a criteria. However, in short term, as we head for normalcy, it is something one can live without but ultimately, it's an important piece’, he added.
To date, the BCCI continues to consider several logistical issues for the IPL. This includes the travel restrictions of the country that they would have to ensure for the safety of both their local and foreign players. To learn more about the IPL, visit Betwala.
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