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A few days back, the BCCI had shown a glimpse of its power in the cricket world by selling the media rights of IPL for Rs 48,390 crore.
Indian Premier League (IPL) Seeing it in the cricket world, it has established its presence. Cricketers from all over the world dream of playing in this league. A few days back, the BCCI had shown a glimpse of its power in the cricket world by selling the media rights of IPL for Rs 48,390 crore. Seeing the increasing popularity and progress of IPL day by day, Cricket Australia is also preparing to follow its path. Cricket Australia on Wednesday announced the introduction of a draft system on the lines of IPL for the selection of foreign players in the upcoming Big Bash League (BBL).
The next season of BBL will start in December
The next season of BBL will start in December, for which the draft is likely to be prepared in the next few months. According to the draft system, each team will have to select a minimum of two players and a maximum of 3 players. Cricket Australia, however, said that the draft has been designed with the goal of attracting the best available overseas players and to make the BBL more competitive in the international market. There will be 4 categories of players in the draft. The first will be platinum, second gold, third silver and fourth bronze categories. In this, the platinum category cricketers will be kept in the highest paid category. IPL is the second largest sports league in the world by cost per match.
Unmukt Chand is the first Indian male cricketer to play BBL
Captain Unmukt Chand, who led India to the Under-19 World Cup, made history by debuting for Melbourne Renegades earlier this year. Unmukt is the first Indian male cricketer to play in this league. Actually he had retired from all formats of Indian cricket last year and after that he started playing abroad. Indian women cricketers have been playing the Women’s Big Bash League for a long time, but BCCI does not allow India’s international and domestic male players to play cricket abroad.