There are indications that the market forces have been trying to convince BCCI to have longer IPL for a couple of years. “BCCI is looking to stretch the length of the tournament. And now, with two teams slated to be added from 2022, the IPL is set to get longer. BCCI would not want to compromise on the quality of the tournament due to unavailability of the overseas players,” a senior BCCI official told TOI.
Over the last three years, BCCI had managed to get all boards and the International Cricket Council (ICC) on board and have an IPL which didn’t overlap with much of international fixtures.
Call to get women’s cricket started
The council will discuss ways to get rest of the domestic season going. Women’s cricket is on top of the agenda. The board is likely to start the women’s domestic tournaments in Feb-March, followed by international fixtures.