It could get a lot more expensive to watch IPL cricket matches

And then there was just one.

Star India will be the sole owner of the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) media rights for the next five years after submitting a global consolidated winning bid of Rs16,347.50 crore ($2.55 billion). That’s Rs3,269.50 crore per season. The last IPL media rights deal, signed in 2009 with Sony Pictures Networks, was worth Rs820 crore per season. This means the current deal is worth almost four times more than the previous one.

If you consider 59 matches per...

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