ICC Given Two and a Half Months for IPL in Next FTP
ICC has to leave two and a half months for Indian franchise league IPL. ICC has given two and a half months to The Board of Control for Cricket in India BCCI for the IPL in the next ICC FTP. International cricket will be virtually closed for two and a half months.
Even bilateral series will fall under it. The BCCI has spoken to the boards of other countries asking them to keep their schedules closed during the IPL. So that star cricketers of all countries can take part in IPL.
BCCI secretary Joy Shah himself said this was a surprise for cricket fans. The top official of the Indian Cricket Board has said that they have taken a two-and-a-half month window from the ICC for the IPL. In other words, international cricket will come to a standstill during this Indian league.
IPL will take away two and a half months out of 12 months of the year. International cricket will continue for the remaining ten and a half months. Other countries have franchise leagues on it. The International Cricket Council is planning a future tour with two and a half months left for the Indian Premier League.
Confirming the two-and-a-half month vacancy from the ICC, BCCI secretary Joy Shah told reporters: “The issue has been discussed and I can assure you that the ICC will have a two-and-a-half month window for the IPL from next year.” The reason for widening this window is that we want all the best international cricketers to play in the IPL. Besides ICC, boards of different countries have also been talked about this.