The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has released its media rights tender for the Indian team’s bilateral matches in the country. The tender document is available for purchase until August 25. The Invitation To Tender (ITT) can be purchased upon submission of a non-refundable fee of Rs 15 lakh.
In the ITT, BCCI has reduced the overall base price to Rs 45 crore per match for the forthcoming media rights cycle. In the recent cycle, the base price stood at Rs 61 crore per match for Disney-Star. The base price is for TV and digital, and for all the formats of international cricket Team India will play at home in the next five years.
In the auction, BCCI is offering 88 cricket matches – 25 tests, 27 ODI, and 36 T20Is – in the current cycle of five years.
For the last bilateral rights cycle (2018-23) floated by BCCI, the Indian cricket board saw valuations touching Rs 6,138 crore – a rise of over one-and-a-half times – with each bilateral match valued at Rs 61 crore. In 2018, Disney Star retained the BCCI media rights for the five-year cycle, surpassing Sony.