Mumbai, May 3 IBNS | 1 year ago

Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council on Saturday appreciated the success of the first leg of this year's tournament in the UAE.

"The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today announced the numbers that matter from the 2014 season of Pepsi Indian Premier League UAE-leg. The first part of the Twenty20 extravaganza has witnessed an unprecedented success in terms of fan turnout, television viewership, digital and ticket collections," the organizers said in a statement on Saturday.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Sanjay Patel said, "The initial success has given us a lot of confidence for the India leg. We firmly believe that the steps taken to match and set new standards of fan involvement in the IPL have been enormously successful."

In the statement, the organizers said: "The rise in fan interest has been multi-fold, as suggested in the numbers garnered on IPL's digital properties. The official IPL website ( has registered a rise of 10 million visits in comparison to 2013 in the first 10 days of the tournament."

It said the IPL page on Facebook ( has grown two folds.

(Posted on 03-05-2014)

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