Dream11 Is Helping Cricket Return With Tournaments In the Caribbean
The last recognized match around the world was played on the 15th of March in the Pakistan Super League. There has been no cricket after that and while the fans may be feeling restless without the sound of the ball hitting the bat, there is one company that is desperate for cricket to return to normal.
Betting on cricket in India is a bit of a gray area, although that has not stopped betting sites in India
from thriving. In this vacuum, Dream11 has emerged as the number one site for fans to test their ‘fantasy cricket’ skills.
Dream11 has fone from being an Indian startup to a company valued well north of a billion dollars. All of this has happened on the back of this faux-betting fantasy cricket system extremely popular in India. We believe the casual player has a better chance of making money actually betting on cricket but that is a conversation for another day.
Even in the best of times, the majority of Dream11’s revenue comes from cricket. Now that there is absolutely no sporting activity happening around the world, getting back its biggest revenue generator is even more crucial.
To this effect, Dream11 has been the instigator and the chief force behind the VPL or the Vincy Premier League. This T10 league is being held on the Caribbean island of St Vincent and Grenadines, a country that has zero reported COVID-19 infections and no restrictions on social gatherings.
There have been six teams formed for the purpose of this tournament and the matches are starting as early at 8:30 AM local time to cater to the Indian public. As the Indian market is where Dream11 makes its money, this decision is pretty self-explanatory as well.
How many people are actually going to end up watching the VPL in India? A fair bit in our opinion. There is a dedicated community of professional Dream11 players that enter contests on matches being held around the world.
The Indian public has also been starved of cricket for a very long time now and the prospect of seeing some quality test players competing in a fun T10 format is going to be intriguing for sure. The West Indian players have gained a favorable reputation of being entertainers in India and that is something that will play to the advantage of the Vincy Premier League 2020 as well.
Dream11 is showing how private enterprise can go from growing with the sport to actually supporting the sport itself!