IPL second in terms of weekly pay

IPL second in terms of weekly pay

MUMBAI: The Indian Premier League is the second highest paying league in the world, in terms of weekly average pay. 

"When only weekly pay is taken into account, the number two league by average pay is cricket‘s IPL. It lasts just six weeks per year but with multi-million dollar short-term contracts for the best players and six-figure deals for many more, it is justifiable for inclusion, not least because many of those involved earn other incomes elsewhere during the rest of the year," according to sportingintelligence.com. 

IPL is only behind NBA which is the richest league in terms of average pay per player, the report on sports salary has revealed.

In the team list, Royal Challengers Bangalore is at No. 26 with weekly wages of $86,667, followed by Kolkata Knight Riders at the 29th position with $85,545.

The other three IPL teams to feature in the top 50 list are Kings XI Punjab at 40 with a weekly wage tag of $78,189, Mumbai Indians at 44 with $76,875 and Deccan Chargers with $76,795 at 45.

According to the report, NBA basketball players in North America are the best paid sportsmen.

The Premier League remains the richest football league in the world with Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal finding their places amongst the top 30 best paid teams.

The Global Sports Salaries Report comprises average team salary calculation for 272 teams from 14 leagues such as the NBA (basketball), MLB (baseball), Premier League (English football), NFL (US gridiron) and NHL (ice hockey) and the IPL.

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