The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has offered Indian Premier League (IPL) team owners a stake in ‘The Hundred’, a completely different league in England starting in July this year. According to the report, each of the eight teams of the IPL has been offered a 25 percent stake. It is being told that Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders have also shown interest in it.
According to the report of The Telegraph, a newspaper published in England, the ECB offered the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) a share of Asian television rights in the event of Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Rishabh Pant playing in The Hundred. is.
The report said that negotiations had begun between the BCCI and the ECB even before the Kovid-19 pandemic began. It has also been said that when ECB President Ian Watmore and CEO Tom Harrison came to Ahmedabad for the India-England Day-Night Test last month, they also discussed The Hundred with BCCI officials. However, two senior BCCI officials said on Thursday that they were not aware of any conversation between the ECB and BCCI about The Hundred.
Let me tell you that Manoj Badale, owner of Rajasthan Royals and Venky Mysore, CEO and MD of Kolkata Knight Riders, had said recently that if they get a chance to invest in The Hundred, they definitely will not let it go by hand
However, the BCCI will have to make considerable headway to agree on the proposal of the ECB. One of the main factors will be the workload of Indian superstars like Kohli and Bumrah. Given that he plays all three formats for India in addition to playing all the matches for all his IPL franchises.