Confirming this development a top BCCI official said, "We can understand the home ministry's problem, elections are paramount, it requires higher vigilance and to expect it to spare the security forces in the middle of elections would cause a great deal of inconvenience, if intelligence inputs are to be taken seriously. South Africa is the best and the only option we have." Compensation packageRealising that moving the IPL outside India is going to be a costly affair for the franchises as their gate receipts and sponsorships are going to be affected, the BCCI has worked out a compensation package to write off the losses. It was learnt that the BCCI will take into account the sponsorship and gate receipts of every single franchise in the last two years and then after arriving at a mean of those two years, a similar amount will be paid to them accordingly.
Further, BCCI will pay CSA a one-time staging fee for using their facilities and stadiums and in turn will have ownership of all the gate receipts which later will be equally distributed among the franchises. Windfall for franchisesThat's not all, in order to incentivise the franchises for good performance, a parallel bonus is kept aside so that players can share the prize money without franchises eating into it. Player cap Rs.1 lakhWhile HT had reported previously that there is cap on players receiving gifts at once or cumulatively should not cross more than Rs. 30,000, and any such offer be immediately communicated to the Anti Corruption Unit pronto, it is being communicated to the franchises to make sure their players cannot have more than Rs. 1 lakh on them individually while travelling or in their hotel rooms at any point of time. UK broadcastingSky Sports has bagged the broadcast rights for the UK market. The deal is learnt to be $13.5 million per year. Previously, ITV UK had the IPL telecast rights for the UK region.