Some IPL facts
India Cements (Chennai, 91 million)
GMR group (Delhi 84 million)
Deccan Chronicle (Hyderabad, 107 million)
a consortium led by Emerging Media of UK (Jaipur, 67 million)
Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment (Kolkata, 75.09 million)
Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia (Mohali, 76 million)
Players from the following teams have been contracted in. So much for promoting cricket in the hinterland, most players contracted seem to be already in the big league. Iconic players like Tendulkar, Dravid, Ganguly will see their net worth go up by several millions of dollars when their contracts are announced.
India (29): Ajit Agarkar, S Badrinath, Piyush Chawla, MS Dhoni, Rahul Dravid, Gautam Gambhir, Sourav Ganguly, Wasim Jaffer, Mohammad Kaif, Dinesh Karthik, Murali Kartik, Zaheer Khan, Anil Kumble, VVS Laxman, Munaf Patel, Parthiv Patel, Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, Ramesh Powar, Suresh Raina, Virender Sehwag, Joginder Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, RP Singh, Yuvraj Singh, S Sreesanth, Sachin Tendulkar and Robin Uthappa.
Australia (16): Shane Warne, Glen McGrath, Justin Langer, Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, Andrew Symonds, Michael Clarke, Mike Hussey, Brett Lee, Matthew Hayden, Nathan Bracken, Brad Haddin, Mitchell Johnson, Simon Katich, Jason Gillespie and Cameron White.
Pakistan (6): Shoaib Malik, Mohammed Yousuf, Shoaib Akthar, Younis Khan, Mohammed Asif and Shahid Afridi.
Sri Lanka (9): Mahela Jayawardene, Muttiah Muralitharan, Chaminda Vaas, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Zoysa, Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakara, Farveez Maharoof and Dilhara Fernando.
South Africa (9): Graeme Smith, Ashwell Prince, Herschelle Gibbs, Albie Morkel, AB de Villiers, Shaun Pollock, Loots Bosman, Jacqes Kallis and Makhaya Ntini.
New Zealand (5): Stephen Fleming, Brendan McCullum, Jacob Oram, Daniel Vettori and Scott Styris.
West Indies (3): Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Chris Gayle.