The 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the world's greatest cricket carnival, began last week. Fans are excited about the current season as this time two new franchises have been included in the tournament and the total number of teams in the tournament is now 10.
T20 is a format in which fans expect a maximum of sixes and fours. However, since IPL 2020, when the tournament has been played amid the Corona epidemic. Then whenever the batsman hit a six, the ball was changed.
IPL 20 was played behind closed doors and this was also the first part of IPL 2021 which was played in India, that too without spectators. The UAE stage of IPL 2021 saw the return of spectators to the stadium and now this season, the stadium has been allowed to have audiences with 25 percent capacity. Now whenever the ball goes into the crowd, it is sanitized. Sometimes the ball is changed completely as the umpires don't want to take any risk with the Covid-19 virus.
After the Corona epidemic, one thing has become clear that now the BCCI has to spend more on what is used in the match than before. If you are wondering how much a white Kookaburra ball (the ball used in limited-overs matches in IPL and international cricket) costs, the answer is that a white Kookaburra ball in India costs between Rs 12,000 to Rs 15,000. Happens till then. You can buy the ball at khelmart.com for Rs.12,336 after an 18 percent discount.
Using such a large number of balls in IPL will cost the BCCI a lot. But BCCI is currently the richest board in the world and they do not compromise on the safety of the players. The board has recently set a base price of Rs 33,000 crore for the media rights for the 2023-27 circle.