Arun Dhumal (Picture Supply: Twitter)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) welcomed two new franchises in 2022 to make it ten groups within the match. Whereas the competitors has been sanctioned an prolonged window by the ICC to conduct the matches, the not too long ago appointed IPL chairman Arun Dhumal reckoned it wasn’t viable to extend the variety of groups within the cash-rich league.

The addition of two new franchises within the final version of the match was an enormous success as Gujarat Titans, one of many two new groups, went on to win the match. Whereas the brand new additions will make the league extra aggressive, the incumbent IPL chairman feels the occasion is lengthy sufficient as it’s, and including a brand new group makes it troublesome to conduct it in a single go.

“Groups will keep at 10 solely. When you improve that, it turns into troublesome to have the match in a single go. We’re 74 video games to start with for the primary two seasons, then 84 and if issues allow could also be 94 within the fifth yr of the media rights cycle, that it self would make it a protracted sufficient occasion,” Dhumal was quoted as saying by NDTV.

You’ll be able to’t play on the identical pitches for six months: Arun Dhumal

Dhumal mentioned that not like the famend soccer leagues across the globe, which have greater than a dozen groups, it’s not doable for cricket to compete with them, given the various diploma of necessities in conducting a cricket match. He said that whereas the soccer leagues conduct their matches year-round, it was not sustainable for cricket leagues, as enjoying on the identical floor for six months was not doable because the pitch deteriorates significantly after a handful of video games.

“We won’t examine ourselves to soccer and different sporting leagues around the globe because the requirement in cricket is completely totally different. You’ll be able to’t play on the identical pitches for six months,” he added.

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