Indian Premier League (IPL) is the biggest and famous cricket league in the world. In this league, players throw a lot of money and players from all over the world even leave their national team to play in it. To increase the popularity of this league, IPL franchise Punjab Kings co-owner Ness Wadia has given a suggestion, which if accepted, will surely bring a revolution. According to him, the time has come that the BCCI should allow IPL teams to play overseas in the off-season.
Let us tell you that during the bidding for two new teams last month, IPL emerged as a global brand. These teams were bid for $1.5 billion and foreign companies had also shown interest in it. Speaking to the ‘New Indian Express’, Wadia said, “The BCCI should consider organizing matches in the off-season at places where there are more Indian expatriates. This will only help in taking the IPL forward. Considering the availability of players, three to five matches can be organized in the off-season.
“Every year the top four franchises should be allowed to play some matches in Miami or Toronto or Singapore. This will only strengthen this brand.” Wadia said about the league, “It is a good investment. The league really deserves it. This is a good business that we are talking about. It has taken us 14 years to reach where the league should have been. I am glad that it has finally happened.”
In IPL, 10 teams will now be seen playing instead of 8 from next season. The names of the two new teams that have been included by the BCCI include the Lucknow franchise and the Ahmedabad franchise. Sanjeev Goenka-owned RPSG Group bagged the Lucknow franchise by bidding for Rs 7090 crore, while CVC Capital made a successful bid of Rs 5625 crore to get the Ahmedabad franchise.