After the BCCI made a ‘killing’ within the media rights public sale with a USD 6.2 billion contract, Punjab Kings co-owner Ness Wadia believes the IPL ought to now be break up into two halves with a serious improve within the variety of matches.
The richest cricketing board, the BCCI, was in a position to increase Rs 48390 crore from the e-auction by dividing the media rights into 4 packages, roughly thrice greater than the earlier cycle.
The IPL may need as many as 94 video games within the subsequent 5 years, and BCCI secretary Jay Shah has already acknowledged that the occasion could have a devoted two and a half months within the subsequent ICC FTP cycle.
We Want To Have Extra House Video games Going Ahead: Ness Wadia
In an interview with PTI, Wadia praised Shah and his group for implementing a inventive media rights technique however expressed the hope that the IPL would obtain one thing that has been lengthy overdue: “extra house video games and a much bigger season”.
“IPL has taken cricket to the worldwide degree. The IPL has offered the spark cricket wanted and made it a worldwide sport. It would get even larger.
Having mentioned that, seven matches at house, it’s approach too much less. It must be a minimal of 14. I actually see a for much longer season which is lengthy overdue. In case you can’t have a protracted season of 4 months why not have a look at two seasons, one in India and one in a special nation yearly. Indians are in every single place world wide. There’s enormous potential for having many extra video games,” mentioned Wadia.
Requested about viewers’ fatigue as a result of an extended season, Wadia added, “The match is round for 15 years and the window ought to have develop into larger a few years in the past. It’s lengthy overdue. And it’ll occur. For the way lengthy can you retain genie within the bottle.” Requested concerning the viewer fatigue issue with the IPL getting longer: “In some unspecified time in the future, we should think about that additionally. That’s the place the creativity comes and we are able to see how leagues are run world wide. We’re lengthy away from fatigue for the time being. We are going to cross the bridge once we get there.
The IPL is predicted to have 84 video games in 2024 after which step by step improve to 94 video games.
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