BCCI aims at increasing IPL matches per Season in 2023-2027 Cycle

0
62
buaksib

BCCI aims at increasing IPL matches per Season in 2023-2027 Cycle

The BCCI is planning at increasing the number of IPL matches per season in the next cycle of 2023 to 2027. As per the sources, the BCCI are planning to increase the number of games to 410 with a progressive increase after every two seasons.

This means that the number of games will be 74 in the first two years of the new cycle – 2023 and 2024 – in the next couple of years, the number of games will be 84. In the fifth and final season of the cycle, it could be 94 although the BCCI has kept the option of 84 games also open. However, the bidders are believed to go with the calculation of 410 games, and not 370.

It is still unclear how the BCCI/IPL will break down the number of games for each team so that 84 and 94 numbers are added up perfectly. It is likely that in the case of 94 games, each team will play twice each, home and away – the regular format – followed by the four play-offs and that will add up to a big number.

However, the BCCI will have to devise a formula, just like this season for 74 games, for an 84-games edition. Currently, the league is divided into two virtual groups of five teams with each team playing twice against four others in its group, once against four of the other group, and twice against the remaining one team. Four playoffs add up to 74. In the case of 84, the formula could be twice against each side in one’s own group, twice against two of the other group, and once against the remaining three.

Clarity over the same is yet to come but there is no doubt about the number of games for the Special non-exclusive Package C (digital Rights) when the volume of games goes up in a season. As reported earlier, there would be 18 games in the special package for a 74-game season. It is now learned that there will be 20 games for an 84-game season and 22 games for a 94-game edition. In total, the number of games in Package C in five years will be 96, which includes the opening match of every season, the playoffs, and the night matches of the double-headers.

Stay hooked with the Latest Cricket News, Latest Cricket Match News, Live Cricket Score, Latest Cricket Match Score, Indian Cricket Team News & much more only at Cricketflicker!

buaksib
buaksib
buaksib