Bigger window for IPL – T20 cricket duo should be limited to World Cup, says Ravi Shastri

IPL media and broadcasting rights for The next five-year cycle It will go on sale in June, and the value of the property is expected to increase significantly. Could the IPL get bigger, with more matches and more matches? It is not beyond pale. But this means that the international calendar is likely to be even more compact. So what is he asking? Ravi Shastri. The T20 duo series should be taken off the table, he says, and international T20s should only be played in World Cup Finals.

“Yes, sure, there’s a lot of binary going on in T20 cricket,” Shastri said on ESPNcricinfo’s Runorder. “I said so [before]Even when I was coach for India, I could see it happen right in front of my eyes. You have to go the football way, you play in T20 cricket world cup. Two-way tournaments – no one remembers.

“I don’t remember a single match in the last six or seven years as India coach, except for the World Cup. A team that wins the World Cup, and they will remember it. Unfortunately, we didn’t, so I don’t remember that either. Where I come from is: You play high-quality cricket. The franchise is all over the world; every country is allowed to have franchise cricket, which is their home cricket, and then, every two years, come and play the World Cup.”

The debate over the future of the IPL was at the end of the 2022 season on Sunday night. Ten teams and 74 matches participated in the tournament, spread over 65 days. Speaking of the programme, Daniel FittoriAnd the Ian Bishop And the Akash Chopra He agreed that the IPL line is likely to get bigger. Could it have two windows a year, two months each? why not? Could it become a six-month league like some other sports leagues around the world? Can. Could T20 Doubles Cricket Make Redundant? Probably.

As it is, some international cricket is played during the IPL every year, but there is always a struggle between the boards involved in this series and the players who have the IPL deals. Compromises are usually reached, not always to the satisfaction of players or boards, or IPL franchises whose plans are made around the entire player bank.

“You talk about American sports — I know Dan watches his baseball, I watch a lot of NBA basketball, and every team plays 70 singles games a season. There is an All-Star break where they get a week off, really stretched”

Ian Bishop

“I actually expect there may be two IPLs in each calendar year,” Chopra said. “And that’s not too far away.”

“This is the future,” Shastri agreed. “It could be tomorrow – 140 games, split 70-70. In two seasons. You never know. That’s how it’s going to go. That’s how it’s developed as a property beast. And you can’t hide away from it.”

“You might think this is an overdose, but nothing is an overdose in India. I’ve been sitting outside the bubble, I’ve been watching people, how did they see, how did they review these last few months, in particular [after coming] from covid. And they love every bit of it, and they almost suffer from withdrawal symptoms.”

Bishop and Vittori agreed. It could very well happen,” Bishop said. “You talk about American sports — I know Dan watches his baseball, I watch a lot of NBA basketball, and every team plays 70 singles games a season. There is an All-Star break where they get a week off, really stretched” .

On the subject of player availability and support staff, who often subscribe to other gigs for the non-IPL part of the year, Vittori felt, “This could easily be sorted by bonus and another window being truncated, which by BCCI has the ability to do.”

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