Aakash Chopra disagrees with Ravi Shastri’s comment that T20I series should be shelved. Former Indian cricket team head coach Shastri recently opined that T20I series do not have much significance. He mentioned that he does not remember most of the T20Is that India played.
As per Shastri, each country should be allowed to have its own T20 league, where players can compete in franchise-based competitions. He added that a ICC T20 World Cup should be held every two years. Shastri wants T20I cricket to go the football way.
Speaking on his YouTube channel today, Aakash Chopra said that ODI cricket is the most boring format of cricket, not T20I cricket. He felt that the broadcasters will not pay much money for telecasting only Test and ODI matches. Here’s what he had to say:
“If you see the interest levels, keeping the Tests aside as everything is not commercialization, I feel ODI cricket is the most boring contest. It is the most meaningless, it is the format that no one remembers. Let T20 internationals continue because the broadcasters will need them else they won’t give you the money. Broadcast rights will take a major hit.”
Aakash Chopra thinks 2 IPL seasons might happen in 1 year going forward
During the same video, Aakash Chopra spoke about the future of the Indian Premier League. He felt that two IPL seasons in one year are likely to happen in the near future. IPL is undoubtedly the world’s biggest T20 league, and if BCCI organizes 140 matches per year, they can make more money.
It will be interesting to see if there are two IPL tournaments in one year going forward. The Indian Premier League’s broadcast and live streaming rights will be up for grabs next Sunday. Some big names are in the race to buy the rights.