This is no hidden fact that Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 is World biggest cricket league and involves huge some of money. It is also World’s most lucrative cricket league backed by World’s richest cricket board BCCI.
Today in the evening Mumbai Indians will take on the Chennai Super Kings in the final of this year’s IPL. Although, Mumbai have got the better the CSK in all the three matches between the two sides across the season, the experience and temperament of MS Dhoni and his team always come through in crunch matches.
While everyone is talking about the match, there is other interesting part as well upon which many would be eyeing.
The winner of IPL also march away with a prize money of Rs 20 crore. 50 per cent of this prize money will go to the franchise and the rest of the amount will be divided between the players. The runner-up will also be richer by Rs 12.5 crore. The third and fourth teams in playoffs, will get Rs 10.5 crore and Rs 8.5 crore respectively.
There are plenty of other categories and awards which will be up for grabs. An Emerging player is picked and awarded, the criteria of which is as following – a player who is born after 1 April 1993, has played 5 or fewer Test matches or 20 less ODIs, have played in 25 or less IPL matches (at the start of the season) and has never won this award in the earlier seasons.
The batsman who has scored the maximum runs wins the orange cap award as well as Rs 10 lakhs. David Warner, with 692 runs, is all but certain to clinch this accolade this year.
A purple cap as well as a cash prize of Rs 10 lakhs is also awarded to a bowler who has taken the maximum wickets in the season gone by.
And then there is the MVP, an award for the most valuable player of the season. This is awarded to the player who had the maximum impact over the season and was an out-and-out match-winner for his side.
Apart from these awards, there are also a number of sponsored prizes up for grabs which include the catch of the season and the team which played the matches with great spirit and according to the rules.
Also, the batsman with the highest strike-rate will drive away a Tata Harrier SUV car. The player who played with the most flair and poise will be named the FBB Stylish Player of the Season award and will be awarded Rs 10 lakh as prize money.
Also, there is a Dream 11 game-changer award which will be awarded to a player who changed the game with a moment of brilliance.
With inputs from Hindustan Times