Aakash Chopra throws light on the possibility of two IPLs in an year
Former India opener Aakash Chopra believes that the Indian Premier League (IPL) would have two seasons in a single year in the future. The IPL began in 2008 as a two-month-long yearly tournament between eight franchises. After the advent of the Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans, the 2022 season featured ten teams.
Chopra believes that staging the IPL twice a year is inevitable, regardless of the demand. He also stated that longer editions of the IPL with more games might be followed by a smaller edition. The 44-year-old played for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the inaugural two editions of the IPL in 2008 and 2009. In 2011, he was signed by the Rajasthan Royals.
Chopra, a regular presence in the Hindi commentary box during matches and an active game pundit, gave his thoughts on the IPL’s future on his YouTube channel. He believes that market forces will determine the IPL’s fate and that the competition may remain unchanged for the next five years.
Chopra, on the other hand, remarked on the importance of T20 Internationals (T20I). Former India coach Ravi Shastri believes that bilateral T20Is should be phased out to make room for more franchise cricket. Chopra, on the other hand, believes that T20Is should remain for the sake of fans and broadcasters. He also stated that One-day Internationals (ODIs) were dull and uninteresting to fans and broadcasters.