MUMBAI: Jackpot! That about sums up the sentiment that would be running amok as it were among the "Original 8" team owners of the BIGGEST show in world cricket - the Indian Premier League.
Wrap your head around this. Rs 2,828 cr ($718m at the January 2008 exchange rate of Rs 39.39 to a dollar) was what ALL the eight team owners combined committed to pay the BCCI for the rights to own an IPL team. Flash forward to October 25 2021 and the payout from TWO entities to own the newest "kids on the IPL block" is a mind-boggling Rs 12,715 cr ($1.695 billion+).