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Indian Premier League franchise sale, media rights bidding talked up

Avram and Joel Glazer, owners of Manchester United and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The Glazer family, CVC Capital Partners, Cristiano Ronaldo and superstar Bollywood couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are among the parties linked to bids for new Indian Premier League franchise teams by media reports in recent days.

Meanwhile, the Press Trust of India has quoted an anonymous BCCI official as saying the IPL's global media rights value could double in its upcoming sale, reaching $1bn (€860m) per season.

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