BLOG | by Joseph Eapen ... Our data gives a resounding ‘yes’. The pre-Christmas Indian Premier League (IPL) player auction fires the pistol for the start of a season which is still three months away. Truth be told, interest in the league is never far beneath the surface of India’s sporting conversation.
BLOG | by Joseph Eapen ... With the VIVO IPL now well underway, we thought it was time to start looking at its performance for sponsors. Let’s take a quick look at some of the data we’ve collected around the tournament based on what we’ve seen so far.
DATA INSIGHTS | by YouGov ... In India cricket is not just a sport but a shared public sentiment. It comes as no surprise that cricket is the most watched sport in the country and the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League is eagerly awaited by fans. As the nation prepares for the new IPL season starting March 23rd, YouGov India ran a survey to gauge the excitement levels of people.
BLOG | by Joseph Eapen ... In data we can release today, we unveil India’s favourite Indian Premier League (IPL) teams and players. In a survey conducted by YouGov Sport (SMG Insight), Chennai Super Kings come out on top – the favourite team of a remarkable one in three of those we asked. This continues our series of research we are conducting into the Indian sports market.
BLOG | by Joseph Eapen ... The list of established sports which have secured a five-fold increase in the value of consecutive sponsorship deals is not a long one. So when mobile manufacturer Vivo renewed its title sponsorship of the Indian Premier League last year, it came as a surprise to many that its rights holder, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), had secured a 554% uplift in the value of the contract. The size of Vivo’s winning bid raised eyebrows. But, as we can show, put into context, there was a strong case for a big increase in deal value. Let's see why.