Dream11 with a bid of Rs 222 crore for over a 4.5-month deal was confirmed after the BCCI suspended Chinese firm Vivo’s tender for the IPL over the on-going Ladakh tensions.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that Dream11, a fantasy gaming sports platform had replaced Vivo because of the sponsor for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, which is to be held within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from September to November.
Other bids included Unacademy that stood a bid of Rs 210 crore, the Tata group for a bidding amount of Rs 180 crore, and Byju’s, which made a bid of Rs 125 crore.
In the past, Dream11 has made its presence within the International Cricket Council (ICC), International Hockey Federation (FIH), Pro Kabaddi League, Hero Indian Super League (ISL), BCCI, and thus the US’ National Basketball Association (NBA).
Internationals players like Ben Stokes, Faf du Plessis, Jos Buttler, and Indian Cricketers like Ajinkya Rahane, Jasprit Bumrah, M.S. Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, R. Ashwin are its brand ambassadors.
Costliest player of IPL 2020
The Indian Premier League has slowly emerged to be a subsequent big thing within the cricketing world. With the worldwide cricketing icons uniting together to participate within the favored format of the game, IPL has garnered all the attention from the fans around the world. Alongside the tournament, the auction has also clothed to be a popular event. As each season progresses, the joys of the auction process grow with it. The cash flowing within the surprise picks and thus the shocking 'unsold' players, make the telecast of the whole process even more exciting for the viewers. If we mention money spending on the players within the IPL 2020 season, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers, and Kings XI Punjab have set new records. They signed players on big-money contracts.
Because the 13th season of IPL is prepared to commence during a few days, here's the list of the foremost expensive players of each season of the league.
Pat Cummins was the foremost expensive overseas player to be bought within the Indian Premier League (IPL) history. Australian player Pat Cummins was bought at auction by Kolkata Knight Riders for a whopping amount of 15.5 crores. His performance went past England’s all-rounder Ben Stokes' auction bid of Rs 14.5 crores made at the IPL 2017 auctions.
Other Costliest players included:
Glenn Maxwell, Kings XI Punjab, 10.75 crore
Chris Morris, Royal Challengers Bangalore, 10 crore
Sheldon Cottrell, Kings XI Punjab, 8.5 crore
Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mumbai Indians, 8 crore
Shimron Hetmyer, Delhi Capitals, 7.75 crore
Piyush Chawla, Chennai Super Kings, 6.75 crore
Sam Curran, Chennai Super Kings, 5.5 crore
Eoin Morgan, Kolkata Knight Riders, 5.25 crore
The 2020 season of IPL has already filled from many ups & downs more thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic and alter of sponsorship, lets see what more thrill does the matches brings for the audience.