The Indian Premier League, the richest cricket league in the world, celebrated its 1,000th match yesterday when Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals met. Lalit modi the creator of IPL got emotional and nostalgic, and said that the Indian league will soon surpass the National Football League as the number one league in the world.
Modi established an IPL with eight teams in 2008 and its brand value has increased over the years. Media rights are currently valued at $6.2 billion. Modi is convinced that his idea will continue to grow thanks to his fans.
It’s because of fans who have supported the league. It looks like the league is only going to grow. Soon, the IPL will be the top league in all sports in the world. The NFL is currently the No. 2 league in the world. 2 currently. Modi said that based on the growth of the IPL, this day was not far away.
Modi talked about the statement he made in the first years of IPL. He claimed that IPL was recession-proof, which is exactly what has happened. He is now proudly claiming that wars and recessions haven’t impacted the league, as huge crowds of fans from all over the world come to watch matches in the stadium.
Lalit modi points out IPL has helped cricket grow in Afghanistan
Rashid Khan is the first name that comes to mind when one thinks about Afghanistan cricketers. He has been a world class spinner for many years. Noor Ahmed, Fazalhaq farooqi, Naveenul Haq, Mohammad Nabi and other Afghan players played in the league.
Modi said that Afghanistan was an associate country when the IPL began, but it is now a full member due to IPL. Afghanistan qualified ahead of West Indies and Sri Lanka for the ODI World Cup in 2023.
The league is responsible for the growth of Afghanistan’s cricketing nation. Modi stated that you can see the best players in the world coming from Afghanistan, and this is due to the IPL.
Modi, the IPL founder, is also a controversial person. He was accused of betting, money laundering, bribery, and many other accusations. As a result, the Board of Control for Cricket in India sacked him as IPL Chairman in 2010. He is now a fugitive living in London and maintains that he did not commit any misconduct.