Friday, September 30, 2022

Indian Premier League will be extended by two and a half months in ICC’s next FTP cycle, confirms Jay Shah

Next year will be an extended window into the Indian Premier League, confirms Jay Shah. Will BCCI also increase the number of matches?

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  • IPL window will increase from next season
  • IPL may happen in two phases in future
  • If extended, the number of games in IPL may increase

The Indian Premier League attracted astronomical prices for its 2023-2027 cycle in a three-day auction process. The rights initially held by Star Sports Network for the broadcast and digital platform for Rs 16,347.50 got tripled in an intense bidding war through e-auction.

All the major players were involved in the process, but Mukesh Ambani-backed Viacom came out on top with digital rights, while Star retained the rights to TV viewers. The astronomical prices were a fair reflection of what the Board of Control for Cricket in India had estimated, which caused them to price them twice the base price of the five-year rights.

There has been speculation that the IPL will be made bigger into a 94-game tournament, and the BCCI confirmed in its auction documents by placing a provision regarding the same. This inevitably complicates the ICC Future Tours programme, which already has a busy international schedule.

Speaking to PTI, BCCI’s Jay Shah said that they are already in talks with the ICC about a bigger IPL window in the future.

“Let me tell you that from the next ICC FTP calendar, IPL will have an official window of two and a half months so that all top international cricketers can participate. We have discussed with various boards as well as ICC,” Shah told PTI. Told.

Shah also revealed that they will focus more on the Women’s Indian Premier League, which is slated to start from next season. Women’s IPL has been a demand of the people for many years. Although IPL has not taken it seriously till now.

Indian Premier League is now a 10-team event with Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants coming in as new teams. Gujarat became the only second team to be crowned champions in the first season after Rajasthan Royals in the first edition of the tournament.

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