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Old April 7, 2013, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Dilscoop
Sure, it's very successful, based on cricket standards.
It is a domestic cricket league in India, what do you prefer its comparison should be based upon, snowboarding in Hawaii ?

There are no other domestic cricket league you can compare IPL with, and no other sports in India that it can domestically challenge with. So much is its impact in India, that even Bollywood does not release any blockbuster movies during IPL session in fear of box office failure. And you'd think that those Indians are pretty crazy about their happy dancing Bollywood cr@p.

Originally Posted by Dilscoop
But that doesn't mean there is nothing wrong with it. They stretched and stretched and stretched just to make it long.
Ofcourse it is not perfect. It can have failures too, but don't think not having simultaneous multiple games would be one of the factors causing it. As a matter of fact, it might quite be the opposite.

Originally Posted by Dilscoop
I don't know what all the comparison between economical status between the US and India relation to this. But you can't tell me they couldn't have started Pune vs Punjab and RCB vs Sunrisers game today at once.

Which part of simple economics you didn't get ?
Yes, they could have started not just two but 5 games at once, today and every day.
What stops then ?

Revenue from viewership and sponsors.
ROI is higher for the investors when the viewership is uncontested, uninterrupted and undivided. That means IPL can charge more for each game compared to what it could have if there were 2 games at a time.
So much is the power of this uncontested viewership in the Indian media industry, the super annoying "purposely sent from hell" indian channel Star Plus is spending a whopping INR 50 Crore on IPL advertisement with their boundary line digital billboards and prize money at the end of each game where the prize is being paid by one of their numerous soap opera stars.

Why ? Because the prime time TV slot will be dominated by IPL for the next two months and this is their strategic move to be in touch with their viewers with a constant reminder to come back to them after the IPL show ends.

Quality/Quantity ? The number of matches does not change if the frequency of match increases. So it doesn't have any impact on it.
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