New Delhi. A big change can be seen from the upcoming season of Indian Premier League (IPL). Till now the franchises have contracts with the players during the league. Now it can be increased to one year for star players. The reason for this is that many teams are also entering foreign leagues. In such a situation, these players will be able to land from the same team in that league as well. That is, they will be stopped in a way from playing with other teams. IPL is the biggest cricket league in the world. The number of teams has increased from 8 to 10 since last season. The number of matches will also increase in the coming season. Apart from this, the BCCI is also going to increase the window accordingly.
Kolkata Knight Riders CEO Venky Masoor told The Telegraph, “If it happens in the future, it will be great. We want to create a common platform. This will give us an opportunity to grow our brand, increase the fan base and give opportunities to cricketers from all over the world. He said that this process is expected to increase the game further. It is known that the teams of KKR and Punjab Kings also play in the Caribbean Premier League. Recently, IPL franchises have bought teams in the new league of South Africa.
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Venky Masoor said that in an ideal world, we get a chance to make the strategy even stronger. If we are able to keep the contracted players for a longer period of time and be able to use them all in different leagues, then I think that is great. Hopefully someday it will happen. For example, if this happens, Andre Russell who plays for KKR in IPL. He can also be seen playing with the same team in other leagues of the world.
Venky Mysore also indicated that BCCI may allow Indian players to play in foreign T20 leagues in the coming times. “Of course we are hoping that will happen at some point in the future,” he said. When we discuss this topic, it is told about its planning from their side. He said that I think he has an open mind, but he needs to find out what is best for Indian cricket and Indian players.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 31, 2022, 21:47 IST