Co-owner of Punjab Kings Makes IPL Suggestion

Ness Wadia, a co-owner of Punjab Kings, suggests splitting the IPL into two parts: one for India and one for other countries.

Over the next five years, the IPL could play up to 94 games, and according to BCCI secretary Jay Shah, the league would have a dedicated two and a half months during the 2017 ICC FTP season.

Jun 17 Punjab Kings co-owner Ness Wadia thinks the IPL should now be hosted in two separate halves with a much higher number of matches after the BCCI made a “killing” at the media rights auction with a USD 6.2 billion contract.

By splitting the media rights into four bundles, the largest cricketing organization, BCCI, was able to raise Rs 483,90 crore through the e-auction, which is around three times more than the previous cycle.

The IPL might thus play 94 games throughout the course of the following five years, and according to BCCI secretary Jay Shah, the league will have a dedicated two and a half months in the 2017 ICC FTP season.

If a long season lasting four months can’t be had, why not contemplate two seasons, one in India and one in a different location every year? Indians can be found all over the world. More games are definitely needed, according to Wadia.

Prior to the previous season, when there were eight franchisees, teams played 14 home and away games. Because there were 10 teams this year, the structure was altered, although each club still played 14 games.

“I believe it has already started. There will undoubtedly be a time when it happens. Cricket has grown, gone global, and been reinvigorated thanks to the IPL. I can guarantee you that it is just the tip of the iceberg.

“Since the tournament has been going on for fifteen years, the window should have been bigger years ago. So, It’s long overdue. It’s going to happen. Can the genie be kept in the bottle for an extended period of time? We’ll eventually need to take it into account as well. When asked about the prospect of viewer fatigue as the IPL gets longer. From there, we can see how leagues are run around the world, which is where the innovation comes from. We are far from being worn out right now. We’ll cross the bridge there once we get there. KHS KHS BS PTI

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