Apart from these, there are a plethora of technological advancements in the system as well with examples like Cricket wicket monitoring system (Application number – WO03033081), LED cricket bails and stumps (Application number – NZ625544 (A)), etc.
There are various provisions laid down in the Copyrights Act, 1957 which allow for the protection of several components of the cricketing events such as the artwork which is associated with the logo, slogan, trademark, etc. Copyright is an original literary work. The person who creates such work is the owner of that work until that work is licensed. For instance in case of IPL, copyright can be applied to website layout designs and the team uniforms. There are bids each year to assign the right to broadcast the matches. STAR India currently holds the right to broadcast the IPL matches by winning the bid for ₹16347.5 Cr under a five year contract beginning from 2018, earlier the rights were with Sony Pictures and World Sport Group as a partnership. Surprisingly, a recent analysis suggests that some of the IP Experts are of the opinion that cricketing shots can also fall under the copyright law.
The application of Indian Trademark Act, 1999 is used to provide protection to the name, logo and the brand of the sports, sports equipment etc. For instance, all the major franchises in world cricket have their names and brands protected by trademarks. These trademarks are distributed with exclusive caps, jerseys, laptop skins, coffee mugs, mobile covers and various types of merchandise.