IPL 2012 a huge success: Rajiv Shukla

Rajiv Shukla had said that the ticket sales from the four play-offs fetched over Rs 13 crore AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Jun 12, 2012

Indian Premier League Chairman Rajiv Shukla declared that Indian Premier League 2012 was a ‘huge success .

IPL 5 was viewed by more people by more people than World Cup 2011.

“IPL-5 was a huge success. The figures we have got say that nearly 2.55 billion viewers have seen IPL 5. It’s more than those who watched ICC World Cup (2011). This figure is very near to the world’s top one or two tournaments, which includes the FIFA World Cup. I am talking only about the Indian viewership. There was also a jump of 55 per cent in Internet viewership.”

Kolkata Knight Riders won the extravagant tournament for the first time after defeating Chennai Super Kings in the final.

The four play-off games of IPL-5 fetched Rs 13 crore from the sale of tickets according to report from Rediff Cricket.

“The ticket sales from the four play-off matches have fetched over Rs 13 crore out of which we are paying Rs 2.80 crore as entertainment tax to the government. All the franchises have received substantially more money from the sale of tickets this season. The (complimentary) pass culture is slowly ending in IPL. More than 50 per cent tickets were sold online,” concluded Shukla.