It has been reported that BCCI Chairman Surav Ganguly has approved one ICC event per year in the next FTP cycle in exchange for a larger window for the Indian Premier League (IPL) as the league is set to expand from 8 to 10 Teams from 2022 onwards.
Earlier, the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry shocked everyone by announcing that it preferred to hold only one ICC event per year and was not in favor of multiple ICC events per year. But according to new reports, that situation has been eased after BCCI appears to be on its way to getting a bigger IPL window from next year onwards.
BCCI gets ICC approval to add two more teams to the IPL and a bigger window to guarantee the presence of foreign players
BCCI, Cricket Australia (CA), and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) were not in favor of increasing ICC events and bringing back the Champions Cup but now all three boards have to shake hands with the ICC according to a Cricbuzz report.
At the ICC general meeting on June 1, it was announced that it would expand and host one event each year. Their decision goes against BCCI’s “less is more” approach. However, BCCI wanted to expand the IPL window as it plans to expand the league to 10 teams and this could mean increasing the number of matches from 60 to 76 or 90.
It appears that the BCCI has now approved several ICC events annually in a trade-off for a larger IPL window. Earlier, Sourav Ganguly said that the ICC should adopt a “less is more” approach just like the FIFA World Cup model.
“Sometimes there is a little more in life. So, we have to be careful with that. The soccer world cup is every four years and you see the madness. This is a decision that the ICC has to make. I am not in a position to speak or comment on it. When I have the opportunity To be part of the discussion, I’ll speak, ‘ BCCI President Sourav Ganguly stated again in 2019.