BCCI Secretary Jay Shah Says IPL Will Get Extended Window

Jay Shah (Image Credits: Twitter)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah has said that the marquee Indian Premier League (IPL) will get an extended window.

Also, the BCCI official told Reuters that the cash-rich league will have an extended 10-week window in the next ICC FTP calendar so that the top International cricketers can participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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Meanwhile, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah told Reuters that currently, they have no plans to add more teams to the cash-rich league. He added that the expansion of the IPL will depend on many factors.

“Expanding the IPL further will depend on many factors like expanding the talent pool with no compromise on the quality of talent, strengthening grassroots, building the right infrastructure and many other factors,” he said.

There will be a two-and-a-half-month window in the next ICC FTP – Jay Shah

IPL 2022, BCCI, Jay Shah, Sourav Ganguly
IPL 2022, BCCI, Jay Shah, Sourav Ganguly. (Photo: IPL)

The BCCI secretary Jay Shah said that they are already in discussions with the ICC to get an extended window for the Indian Premier League.

“We are in discussions with the ICC (International Cricket Council) and several other cricket boards to have an exclusive window for the IPL,” Shah was quoted as saying by Reuters.

“Let me assure you that there will be a two-and-a-half-month window in the next ICC FTP (Future Tours Programme) calendar so that all top international players can participate.

“Since this tournament benefits all … we have received a positive response from the ICC and other member boards,” Shah added.

Shah further said that the BCCI will remain committed to international cricket and they aim to help associate nations with “consistent and regular bilateral tours”.

“The BCCI remains committed to international cricket and it’s not just the marquee series like India v England or India v Australia,” he said.

“We want to design a comprehensive calendar where we aim to help associate nations with consistent and regular bilateral tours.”

President of Asian Cricket Council- Jay Shah (Image Credits: Twitter)
President of Asian Cricket Council- Jay Shah (Image Credits: Twitter)

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Mumbai Indians To Begin IPL 2023 Preparation In The UK With Arjun Tendulkar, Dewald Brevis Set To Join

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Youngsters Arjun Tendulkar and Dewald Brevis will be joining some of their Mumbai Indians (MI) teammates in the United Kingdom as part of the preparation for the IPL 2023 season.

The squad will be playing over 10 matches against some of the best county sides in the upcoming days. They will also be training in state-of-the-art facilities upon landing.

NT Tilak Varma, Kumar Kartikeya, Ramandeep Singh, Hrithik Shokeen are some of the players who will get exposure playing against top T20 club sides in trying conditions.”

Dewald Brevis MI (Image Credits: Twitter)
Dewald Brevis Mumbai Indians (Image Credits: Twitter)

Arjun Tendulkar, who is also in UK and South African youngster Dewald Brevis are also likely to join the touring party,” an IPL insider privy to the development told PTI.

Look, the Indian domestic season has come to an end. While the top players like skipper Rohit Sharma, premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah will be now on the road with the national team, our international stars will also be busy with their respective commitments,” the source added.

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The tour will not be a commercial one as explained, but will instead be a rigorous battle where the Mumbai squad will undergo training and compete at the highest level.

The ones who need to be monitored are our younger crop of players as they won’t be having any match practice for three and half months before the next domestic season starts.

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So effectively, we can’t call it a pre-season trip as IPL is still nine months away. But it is trying to monitor the progress of our core group of youngsters going forward,” he added.

This trip isn’t a commercial one where there will be tickets sold or the match will be broadcast on a particular channel or streamed on some app. Since the trip isn’t a revenue generator, we don’t need to apply for any permission from BCCI,” he said.

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PCB To Challenge BCCI’s Proposed Extended Window For IPL At ICC Conference

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to challenge the proposal of their counterpart Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to expand the window for the Indian Premier League (IPL) for a two and-a-half-month period.

After bagging a lucrative deal of the IPL media rights for the next cycle (2023-2027) for a whopping sum of INR 48,390 crore, BCCI secretary Jay Shah confirmed the number of matches are likely to increase in the cash-rich league in future.

From the next FTP cycle, IPL will have an official two-and-a-half-month window so that all the top international cricketers can participate. We have had discussions with various boards as well as the ICC,” Shah had told news agency PTI.

IPL 2022, BCCI, Jay Shah, Sourav Ganguly
IPL 2022, BCCI, Jay Shah, Sourav Ganguly. (Photo: IPL)

Will give my views on this issue at the ICC conference: PCB chairman Ramiz Raja

Reacting to Shah’s comments on increasing the number of fixtures and extending the duration of the league, PCB chairman Ramiz Raja said he will highlight the point in the next ICC conference. The former Pakistan cricketer also said if required they will challenge the decision.

There has been no announcement or decision as yet on the IPL window being increased. I will give my views on this issue at the ICC conference,” Raja said during a media conference in Lahore on Friday.

Ramiz Raja
PCB president Ramiz Raja. Credits: PCB

“My point is clear: if there is any development in world cricket that means we are being short-changed, we will challenge it in a very forceful manner and put our point across strongly in the ICC,” he added.

How did BCCI earn INR 48,390 crore from new IPL Media Rights?

For the first time in the history of IPL, the BCCI had divided the media rights for the cash-rich league into four different categories: A) TV Rights for the Indian subcontinent B) Digital Rights C) 18 games (inaugural game, weekend double-headers, 4 play-off fixtures) D) Rest of the World.

Disney Star, who bought the rights for both TV and digital in the last cycle for a sum of INR 16,347.50  crore, retained the television rights for the Indian sub-continent with a figure of INR 23,575 crore. Viacom18, the new entrant in the market, secured the digital rights for INR 20,500 crore and also bagged the deal of the non-exclusive package C of 18 games for INR 2991 crore.

In Package D, which includes TV and digital rights for the rest of the world, Viacom18 secured the territories of Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom (UK) while Times Internet won the Middle East and North Africa regions and the US.

The package for A and B is comprised of 410 games across five seasons with 74 each in the first two years (2023-2024) followed by 84 in the next two seasons (2025-2026) and the IPL 2024 could include 94 matches.

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