“2 Seasons In 1 Year”- Aakash Chopra And Ravi Shastri Think 140 IPL Matches In 365 Days Is The Future

Former Indian cricket team opener Aakash Chopra has opined that the Indian Premier League in the future of cricket. He feels that in the coming years, fans might witness two seasons of the league in the same year. Normally, BCCI organizes only 1 IPL season every year during the summer season. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020 and 2021, the matches were pushed back to October and November.

Chopra feels that the trend of cricket suggests that two editions of the IPL in one year might not be far away. Here’s what he had to say during an interaction with ESPNCricinfo:

“I actually foresee there might be two editions of the IPL in every calendar year. And that’s not too far away.”


Ravi Shastri agrees with Aakash Chopra on having 2 IPL seasons in 1 calendar year

Former Indian cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri was also a part of the discussion. He chimed in and said that two IPL seasons in one year is the future of the sport. Shastri felt 140 matches could happen in a year, with 70 games per season. Here’s what he had to say;

“That’s the future. It could be tomorrow – 140 games, split 70-70. In two seasons. You never know. That’s the way it’s going to go. That’s the way it’s developed as a beast of a property. And you cannot hide away from that.”

When asked if there could be an overdose of cricket for the fans if there are 2 IPL seasons in a year, Ravi Shastri said that the craze among the fans in India is at the next level, and he does not see it declining.
It will be interesting to see if the BCCI considers the suggestions made by the two former Indian cricket team players. Fans should note that the IPL brand has grown bigger and bigger, which is why such a decision might be made in the coming years.



Vinay Chhabria is a cricket and WWE enthusiast who supports Roman Reigns and Gujarat Titans. He has been following cricket for the last 15 years and WWE since 2016.

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