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Which country dominates world cricket? Tells Shahid Afridi

Which country dominates world cricket? Tells Shahid Afridi

Former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi believes that India is the biggest cricket market and whatever its board says, will happen. His statements came in the highlight of recent development regarding the world’s cash-richest Indian Premier League, which will last around three months from 2024. Out of the 12-month cricket window, the two-month window is already occupied by the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) for the IPL and is now speculated to last longer in the coming years.

IPL 2022 which recently has been taped up, was a ten-team tournament, composed of 70 round-robin matches alongside the playoffs and a final. During the IPL, the international cricket almost halts as most of the big names from across the world are busy participating in the cash-rich league. As a consequence, the boards are forced to play with second-choice players in their international schedules.

While talking to Samaa TV, Afridi opined it is all about the economy and the market. He says that Indian Cricket rules the world, and for that reason, whatever they suggest, will happen.

 “It all comes down to the market and the economy. The biggest [cricket] market is India. Whatever they will say will happen,”

It must be noted that IPL Women is also on the agenda. The tournament already looked hype and if it creates a place in the initial years half of the year window will be rendered to Indian franchise cricket over international programs. Completing the successful 15 years, the IPL’s media rights have been sold for $6.2 Billion for the next five years. With each passing year, the league gains certain heights.

Notably, the inaugural edition of the Women IPL is likely to take place in 2023.

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