London: Former England spinner Monty Panesar said that if the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is thinking of organizing the remaining 31 matches of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in September in England, then think again. Should, as this may threaten the brand value of IPL.
BCCI is thinking of getting IPL in September
India will conclude their five-match Test series in England on 14 September and there is talk that the window of the end of that series and the first month of the T20 World Cup may be ideal for hosting the remaining 31 matches of the IPL, which is four The franchise was postponed this month due to Kovid-19 cases.
The thrill of IPL in England will be spoiled
The former left-arm spinner on a YouTube show Sports Yari said, “The IPL should not be held in England in September, because there will be a lot of rain.” Too many gaps will spoil the fun of the adventure. If India is not able to control the epidemic, it should be conducted in the United Arab Emirates, as weather conditions play a very large role.
BCCI engaged in IPL preparations
Panesar said, ‘When it rains in England, it would ruin the match. You will see that a T20 match has been reduced to 15 overs and then to 10 overs. We do not want this to happen with IPL as it will hit its brand value. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has apparently made an informal request to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to change the schedule of the Test series to provide a window for the IPL. However, this is not likely to happen. The BCCI has the option of holding the tournament in the UAE in a month-long interval between India’s series in England and the T20 World Cup. In 2020 too, BCCI had it done in UAE, which was quite successful.