BCCI's income crosses Rs 1000 crore mark on rise in media rights

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Mumbai, Sep 27 (UNI) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has crossed Rs 1000 crore mark in their overall income with a growth of 46 per cent in 2007-08 with surplus touching a new high of RS 303 crore, due to the increase in income from media rights.

The total assests value of the Indian cricket board has been nearly doubled to Rs 1715 crore from Rs 962 crore during the same period.

According to the annual report released at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) here today, a major chunk of the total income amounting to Rs 560 crore came from its media rights which included television, portals, radio and other assorted media rights.

The BCCI also saw an increase of 245.69 crore in media rights from last year.

Apart from this, surplus from tours, interest income and others contributed Rs 227 crore, Rs 76 crore and Rs 138 crore respectively, in the total income.

Fixed deposits with banks rose to Rs 1195 crore as compared to Rs 745 crore in 2006-07.

Amomg the expenditure, the BCCI distributed Rs 66 crore to international players as against Rs 43 crore in 2006-07, while the domestic players share worked out to Rs 37000 per day of domestic competition as compared to Rs 26,000 for 2006-07, the report stated.

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