Tuesday, September 26

Franchises want full-fledged IPL,no changes in the format : Venky Mysore


Venky Mysore, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) CEO, said that the other franchises are also of the same opinion, wanting the T20 tournament to take place without any changes.

The IPL was set to get underway on March 29, but the COVID-19 has put it down for a long time. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is desperately looking for a window as cancellation of the cash-rich event could lead to massive losses and even pay cuts for the cricketers.

Mysore mentioned that he along with the other teams wants the IPL to take place in full form.

He put forth his opinions on the sidelines of the launch of KKR Sahayata Vahan in order to serve the ones affected in the COVID-19 and Amphan Cyclone in West Bengal.

“One thing that I feel strongly about and we feel strongly about is that we should not tinker with the quality of the product that we have,” Mysore was quoted as saying in The Times of India (TOI).

“The quality of the product is what has made it really, really special. I think it is safe to say that the collective view is that we have to have the tournament in its full format, the same number of games, with all the players part of it,” he added.

There were also suggestions that the IPL could take place without the overseas players but most of the franchises voted in favour of having the foreign cricketers as without them it would be like playing a local league.

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