Indian Premier League is the standard for worldwide cricket professional sports leagues and all other sports in India.
The Pro Kabaddi League – another popular prototype for Indian non-cricket sports to flourish as a model of the Pro Kabaddi sport league of franchisees and club-based professionals.
With IMG-Reliance’s strength and the continued unconditional support of the All India Football Federation, the Indian Super League has steadily increased. Even at least one franchisee – Pune City FC – succeeded in maintaining the highly challenging race. In an AIFF-IMG Reliance bargain, the League also benefited from the foundation established in the first professional club competition of India by the I-League.
Difficulties at different levels show survival struggle. No other league than the above three can be depicted or deemed good today.
The sports league’s backbone is Franchisees or team owners. According to its respective agreements with the respective sports organizations, the operator of the league, corporate sponsors or IP owners are the help.
In India itself, IPL is regulated by the Board of Control. The BCCI or the governance model of IPL has provided franchisers with a certain return, where each sees its investments in a steady business model.
IMG-Reliance and Star Sports (Mashal Sports) for the PKL are expected to have a similar model.
Pune City FC chickened out in the Indian Super League. But that was not a problem with the business structure of the League for its own financial reasons. The ISL is expected to grow faster in this country after it has achieved the rank of India’s leading professional football team.
While some of these leagues have flourished in disorganization and gaps between the owners and companies of the league, others are hampered by the lack of business management and comprehension.