15-day window between IPL, domestic calendar not possible: Anurag Thakur

15-day window between IPL, domestic calendar not possible: Anurag Thakur

Kolkata, Oct 3 (IANS) The Indian cricket board stands to lose crores of rupees if the retired Justice RM Lodha panel’s recommendation to keep a 15-day gap between the Indian Premier League and the domestic calendar was implemented, board president Anurag Thakur said here on Sunday.

Addressing the launch of the book “India 500 Tests” by the magazine Sportstar, Thakur said IPL could not be held in such a scenario.

“If you look at the overall IPL calendar then IPL would not be possible that way. Are you going to lose 100s of crores of Rupees?,” he said during an interaction with assembled guests.

Averring that a part of the money earned by the board is paid to past cricketers, he said a purse of over Rs 110 crore has been distributed among cricketers of the past.

“India cricket will stand to lose if you wind up the IPL because of the International calendars. A 15-day window is not possible as of today if you have both IPL and the Test calendar to go on.”

He regretted that Board of Control for Cricket in India could not start its domestic season from the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi because of the Lodha panel’s recommendation about the 15-day window.

Thakur said the BCCI would consider holding of day/night Tests and hosting Tests in small centres after the 13-Test home calendar.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here