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More IPLs the merrier!

by straight point

it appears that the ipl organisers are planning two IPLs in a year...

"The IPL will be based in India, but the second season (of a year) we are planning gives us the chance to see if a market exists and we are seriously looking at what we can do with it," lalit modi told the Daily Telegraph.

one will be played in india while the 'international' ipl, a shorter one...might adopt the sudden death format (?)...

now if we assume that they go ahead and play two versions...and revive the champions trophy as well which they had to cancel...where will this leave the FTP (Future Tours Programme)...?

more and more players will look to play in these lucrative tournaments and we will see an exodus from international matches...

while at one hand it's dangerous for an already ailing test cricket...i think it will also serve as a wake up call for the authorities...it will make them sit up and take notice of these trends...and hopefully the ICC will be forced to do more than merely gasp at this lingering threat on test cricket and issue inane statements that there isn't any...

what say...?

7 comments:

Naked Cricket said...

Reckon LM's announcement is in reaction to IPL2 ending on Sunday. For him, IPL is an addiction, he'll never get enough. Who doesn't want to be a rock star

raj said...

ha ha, killing the golden goose, is Lalit?

Q said...

Test cricket needs a revamp. Not the format but the way its scheduled!

There definitely needs to be a divide - top tier and lower tier..

Iconic series need to be labelled - Aus vs SA, Ind vs Aus, Ind vs Pak, AUs v Eng .. they need to be meaningful 5 test series.

2 test series need to be abolished.

WI, Eng, Pak, NZ need to play more tests among each other. Rather than against the top tier test nations.

Its required.

If we have more Eng v WI like series, test cricket will die.

As for 2 IPLs.. for now stick to one.. esp if the champs league is also happening.

straight point said...

yes nc...coz then and only then he can have 'bowl outs'...

straight point said...

its no killing raj..its milking... ;-)

straight point said...

Q...even if they don't do all this and look to produce more sporting wickets to start with it will be good...

raj said...

Q, the two tier thing makes sense. Except that aus vs eng should not be icon series. Eng is over rated.
In recent times, aus alone were enough to light up the ashes but their charisma quotient has almost become englandesque now