In a major move, Saurav Ganguly has announced the IPL to be returning to its old luster by bringing back the ‘home and away’ format from 2023.
For those who don’t know what a ‘home and away’ format is, it is the old format in which IPL used to conduct one match at home (domestically) and one match away from home (Abroad), why? To expand its horizons even to the larger sitting out of India.
But from next year onwards the same thing is going to take place where all the 10 teams will adopt the older format once again to entertain us to the fullest.
Since the emergence of the COVID-19 in the year 2020, BCCI was forced to let play all its teams either domestically or internationally completely, for instance, in the year 2020, all the team in the IPL played in the three states of the UAE, i.e., Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah, and the year (2021) following once again the same destination with play even at some part of India, and this year (2022), under strict isolated bio-bubble conditions with limited access to the outdoor world, players played all the matches sitting indoor in only two states i.e., Mumbai, Pune and for some change, taking the final to Gujarat.
But BCCI’s president Saurav Ganguly has different plans for the cash rich league this time and adopt the ‘home and away’ format once again, he said,
“The next season of men’s IPL will also go back to the home and away format with all ten teams playing their home matches at their designated venues,”
In a separate three moves, firstly the BCCI is going to conduct a full-fledged domestic season since 2020 which will include all the multi-day tournaments returning to the same traditional “home and away” format.
Secondly, BCCI is also going to host the inaugural edition of the most awaited Women’s IPL early next year (2023).
And thirdly, BCCI in order to promote women’s cricket in the coming future and raise the level of the women talent pool in India, BCCI is planning to even launch a girls’ team under – 15 ODI tournament. For the last two moves, what BCCI’s president has to say, have a look,
“The BCCI is currently working on the much-awaited Women’s IPL. We are expecting to start the first season early next year,”
“We are glad to introduce a girls U15 One Day tournament from this season. Women’s cricket has seen phenomenal growth across the world and our national team has been performing well. This new tournament will create a pathway for our young girls to play at the national and international level,”
Glad to see that how under Saurav Ganguly’s leadership, Indian cricket is flourishing leaps and bounds and probably will continue in the future.