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Foreign cricket boards mint money at the behest of IPL

The cricket boards of Sri Lanka, South Africa and New Zealand will together earn $10 lakh for releasing their players to play in the ninth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) that commenced on April 9. 

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has received $2.43 lakh (Rs.1.6 crore), Cricket South Africa (CSA) $6.31 lakh (Rs.4.2 crore) and New Zealand Cricket (NZC) $1.73 lakh (Rs.1.1 crore) for releasing their players to play for various franchises in the cash-rich Twenty20 league, as per the details of payment provided by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) through its monthly disclosure of spending.

Cricketers from Australia, England, West Indies and Bangladesh too are playing in the IPL and their respective cricket boards are also expected to be paid by the BCCI for releasing their players for the league.

The amount regarding the same is not known yet.

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