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         Posted on :18:33:31 Nov 30, 2017
       Last edited on:18:33:31 Nov 30, 2017
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NEW DELHI: The Competition Competition on Wednesday imposed a fine of Rs. 52.24 crore on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for anti-competitive practices with respect to the Indian Premier League.

The watchdog had penalised the cricket body for the same amount in February 2013 as well, but that penalty was set aside by the appellate tribunal after an appeal by the BCCI.

In its 44-page order, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) said the penalty of Rs. 52.24 crore comes to nearly 4.48 per cent of the average of the BCCI's relevant turnover during the last three financial years.

The average turnover of Rs. 1,164.7 crore is for three financial years -- 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16.

"The assessment of the Commission clearly brings out that the impugned clause in the IPL (Indian Premier League) Media Rights Agreement has been pursued by BCCI consciously to protect the commercial interest of the bidders of broadcasting rights as well as the economic interest of BCCI," it said.

In February 2013, the watchdog had slapped a fine of Rs. 52.24 crore on the BCCI.

Although at present, the average of the relevant turnover is slightly higher than the one which was considered by the CCI while passing the order in February 2013, the regulator said it prefers to maintain the penalty amount.

For the case, the CCI considered 'organisation of professional domestic cricket leagues/ events in India' as the relevant market.

According to the order, BCCI being a not-for-profit organisation and its revenue being ploughed back into cricket are general features of any sports federation and the same cannot be taken as mitigating factors as proposed by the cricket body.

"Similarly, the Commission does not find merit in the argument that there is no actual instance of refusal to any proposal for organisation of domestic leagues similar to IPL.

"After assuming monopoly of IPL for a sustained period of ten years by excluding all potential competition, there is no reason for BCCI or anyone to expect a proposal for organisation of a similar league," the regulator said.

The regulator noted that denial of market access is one of the severe forms of abuse of dominant position.

Following an appeal, erstwhile Competition Appellate Tribunal (Compat) had set aside the CCI's order passed in February 2013 and asked the regulator to look into the matter afresh.

The tribunal had set aside the order in February 2015.

Subsequently, the regulator had directed its investigation arm Director General (DG) to conduct further probe. The DG had filed its supplementary investigation report in March 2016.

After taking into consideration the supplementary report and submissions by the cricket body, the CCI has passed the latest order.

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