Former Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi has identified Indian cricket dominance whereas talking in regards to the lately concluded Indian Premier League 2022 (IPL). The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) managed to promote IPL media rights for the 2023-27 cycle for a whopping INR 48,340 crore, making the Indian league the second-most invaluable sports activities property on the earth.
BCCI secretary Jay Shah has additionally confirmed that there shall be a separate two-and-a-half-month window for the IPL within the ICC’s Future Excursions Programme (FTP) from the subsequent yr. In the meantime, Pakistani gamers are banned from collaborating within the IPL to political tensions between the 2 nations.
If IPL manages to get a separate window from the ICC FTP calendar then it would have an effect on Pakistan cricket who won’t be able to host or tour the worldwide groups throughout that timeframe.
Is Indian cricket affecting Pakistan’s FTP schedule?
Pakistan hosted Australia in March 2022, which led to a couple huge Australian gamers lacking the beginning fixtures of IPL 2022 as they joined the league after the top of the worldwide sequence. Pakistan then needed to take a break for greater than two months till their latest West Indies sequence at residence after the conclusion of IPL 2022.
When requested about IPL’s affect on Pakistan’s cricket schedule, the previous Pakistani star stated that India have the most important cricket market on the earth and they’re going to do no matter they determine. “All of it comes right down to the market and the economic system. The most important [cricket] market is India. No matter they’ll say will occur,” Afridi stated whereas talking on Samaa TV’s present Recreation Set Match.
Two years in the past, Afridi termed IPL as a really huge model and in addition revealed that Pakistani gamers, together with captain Babar Azam, ought to characteristic within the league as they’re lacking out on an incredible alternative. “IPL is a really huge model and it’s a wonderful alternative – whether or not it’s Babar Azam or another Pakistani gamers to go play underneath stress and share the dressing rooms. Pakistani gamers are lacking an enormous alternative by not taking part in in IPL,” Afridi had stated.