kozhikode l tuesday l June 14, 2022 l `9.00 l PAGES 12 l city EDITION Record price for IPL 2023-27 Television & Digital rights While the e-auction is still ongoing for Packages C & D, the TV and streaming rights were sold for a combined K44,075 crore 2.69 times INCREASE FROM 2018-22 CYCLE What the numbers say so far While Star Network bagged the subcontinent rights for television as well as streaming rights in the 2018-22 cycle for C16,347.5 crore, this time, it is understood that the TV and digital rights went to two different bidders. The former was sold for C23, 575 crore and the latter for C20,500 crore, registering a cumulative 2.69 times increase in the price from 2018 | P11 ■ ■ The television rights, for which the BCCI had set a base price of C49 crore per match for the 2023-27 cycle, went forC57.5 crore per match (C21, 275 crore for 370 matches with 74-94 games/season) Meanwhile the digital rights, with a base price of C33 crore/game, went up to a whopping C50 crore/game for the next 5 years US $5.64 bn size of the television and Digital rights CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOgGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI ‘Tension in air’: Protests escalate, CPM, Cong workers clash on streets Now, KIIFB recruits professionals on contract for govt with hefty salary 2 YC men charge at CM on board aircraft, knocked down by EP; Indira Bhavan attacked The move to appoint temporary staffers with hefty pay in the government’s programme implementation evaluation and monitoring department when the state is facing severe financial crisis has sparked off a controversy. The recentlyformed department — carved out of the planning and economic affairs department — is directly monitored by the chief minister. Six posts of project coordina- No ban on black masks or clothes, clarifies Pinarayi E x p r ess Ne w s S e r v i c e @ T’Puram The tension simmering in the state for the past few days following the Congress’ protest against Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan boiled over into the streets on Monday night with CPM’s frontal organisations deciding to retaliate in the same token. Two Youth Congress workers moved towards the CM’s seat raising slogans on board an aircraft before being pushed to the ground by LDF convener E P Jayarajan who was on the same flight. As the video of the incident went viral on social media, enraged DYFI workers took out a protest march towards Congress state headquarters on Vellayambalam-Sasthamangalam road in Thiruvananthapuram. They pelted stones and damaged the car used by veteran leader A K Antony who was in the office at the time of attack. As a retort, Congress workers staged a march and destroyed CPM flags in front of the office of MLA V K Prasanth at Sasthamangalam. Police lathicharged the Congress workers to disperse them. Three Youth Congress work- E x p r ess Ne w s S e r v i c e @ T’Puram A policewoman tries to stop a Youth Congress activist who tried to wave a black flag at Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s convoy near General Hospital in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday | Vincent Pulickal ers boarded the Kannur-Thiruvananthapuram Indigo flight by purchasing tickets at the last moment from the counter, paying around `12,000 per ticket. After the flight landed in Thiruvananthapuram around 4.50pm, two of them got up and moved towards the CM’s seat raising slogans. The third worker didn’t take part in the protest, but recorded the act on phone. Jayarajan, who was behind the CM, pushed the workers to the floor of the aisle. “The attempt to attack the Chief Minister happened when he got up to take his bag,” said Jayarajan who also alleged that the protesters were in an inebriated condition. Youth Congress Mattannur block president Farzeen Majeed, clad in a black shirt, and Kannur district secretary Naveen Kumar, who moved towards the CM, were arrested soon after they got out of the aircraft. Youth Congress workers shouted slogans against the CM at the exit of the domestic airport as he was proceding to his ● More on P4 official residence. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said that the government has not imposed any ban on wearing black clothes or masks. His clarification comes in the wake of widespread protests against the police which demanded the public to avoid black clothes and masks at some functions attended by him recently . In a video message on Monday, Pinarayi said there was a false campaign that black clothes or masks cannot be worn in Kerala. He categorically stated that people had the right to wear clothes of the colour of their choice. He recalled the past struggles in the state for the right to wear clothes of one’s choice. “This land has witnessed huge protests for the right to wear clothes of one’s choice. We earned that right through struggles,” he said. ● More on P4 M S V i d ya n a n d a n @ T’Puram express read PM Modi will visit state on June 21: Surendran T’Puram: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the state on June 21 to inaugurate various development projects to mark the eighth anniversary of the NDA government. BJP state president K Surendran made the announcement at the party’s state committee meeting in Pathanamthitta on Monday. According to sources, most of the projects to be inaugurated by Modi in Thiruvananthapuram relate to highway development and those relating to renovation of various key railway stations. tor and 10 posts of junior resource person (JRP) have been created to monitor high-valued projects being implemented in the state, says the government order issued in May . The monthly salary for the project coordinator is `1.30 lakh and junior resource person `1 lakh. The state exchequer would incur an additional annual burden of `2.13 crore for paying salaries to these employees alone, that too at a time when the government is struggling to meet day-to-day expenditure. Apart from the creation of posts, the mode of recruitment has also triggered a controversy. Instead of referring the temporary vacancies to the employment exchange, department has authorised the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund for selecting the candidates. A list of candidates has been prepared by KIIFB and submitted to the ● More on P4 government. ED questions Rahul for about 10 hours E x p r ess Ne w s S e r v i c e @ New Delhi The Enforcement Directorate on Monday grilled Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over the alleged misappropriation of funds in the National Herald case amid vociferous protests by the party across the country claiming political vendetta. Rahul was questioned for almost 10 hours in two phases through the day Three senior . officials of the ED participated in the questioning. Rahul also submitted a written statement under Section 50 of the Preven- tion of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The ownership of the National Herald published by the Associated Journals Limited (AJL) was later transferred to Young Indian Pvt Ltd, a deal that is now under the lens. All Congress bigwigs took to the streets on Monday in support of Rahul. A large number of party workers were taken under preventive custody for violating Section 144 CrPC that bans the assembly of more than four persons, which was imposed in central Delhi.
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