Five things that make Indian Premier League succeed
The Indian Premier League on Saturday starts its 11th season of no-expense-spared cricket glitz. Despite numerous scandals hitting the sport since its 2008 debut, here are five reasons the IPL is going from strength to strength: – Global appeal – Steve Smith and David Warner will be missing because of Australia’s ball-tampering scandal, but a host of international stars led by England’s controversial Ben Stokes will still be picking up big cheques for appearing on the IPL stage. He will earn nearly $2 million for his seven weeks at the Rajasthan Royals. Last season Stokes picked up $2.16 million with…
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