Ravi Shastri feels the franchise cricket is the future of cricket and we might see two season of IPL in a year.
The former Indian coach Ravi Shastri has back to commentary after his contract ended as coach of the Indian National Cricket team and Rahul Dravid has been appointed as the coach of the team.
Due to the rapid decrease in viewership of bilateral series, Shastri reckons we might see two seasons of IPL in a year. Especially the popularity Odi cricket going down day by days. The future of Odi cricket is questionable and many former cricketer have opined against Odi cricket that including the likes of Wasim Akram, Shahid Afridi, Virender Sehwag and Shastri himself.
Shastri also told that in future we might see less bilateral series and two IPL in a year, a regular one and mini IPL (Round robin format)
“I think you might have two (IPL) seasons. I wouldn’t be surprised at all. If bilateral cricket is reduced, you might well have a shorter format of the IPL in the latter half of the year, more like a World Cup format with a knockout that decides the winner,” Shastri to decide the winner)
The former Indian coach Shastri also feels that the number of team in IPL could increase to 12 teams and the tournament will be of two months in future.
It clears that even Ravi Shastri agreeing with the fact that cricket going in football’s way and the domestic league are the future of cricket.
The popularity of domestic league around the world has risen in recent times . Especially the Indian Premier League by BCCI, Big Bash League by Cricket Australia, The Hundred by ECB and the Pakistan Super League by PCB.
Also the South African cricket board (CSA) also starting their own league and the owners of IPL team has bought all the 6 teams. So it’s going to be rollercoaster of a tournament