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Rich, richer, richest Indian Premier League (IPL): But who is paying?
Cricket players were auctioned for crores of rupees to play yet another round of entertainment-cricket organized by Indian Premier League (IPL). IPL is set to mint enormous amount of money from forthcoming IPL matches - but how much of it will be used for public good?

Already, the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) is the richest member of the International Cricket Council (ICC). But all this money is national money generated out of public-craze for cricket, and this money should be used for public-welfare schemes rather than distributing like freebies to cricketers for their instant show in selected matches/tournaments.

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Our cricketers are otherwise also earning huge money through advertisements apart from normal match-fees. BCCI and IPL should be made autonomous public-sector companies accountable to Comptroller & Auditor General of India, and answerable as public-authority under Right To Information Act also because these get enormous public resources such as land and security, which is highly subsidized or at nil cost.

Like private hospitals cut a large chunk of doctors’ fees for their visits to hospitals, Union Sports Ministry with a control on IPL and BCCI as autonomous public-sector companies, should deduct at least 60 percent of auction-money from cricketers’ accounts. Accumulation of wealth in selected hands (like cricketers) earned by a national public craze is not proper - especially in a country where farmers are committing suicide for want of money.

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