- Punjab Kings co-owner Ness Wadia wants two IPL seasons in a year
- Wadia is unhappy with just seven home matches
- Wadia said IPL should have been given a bigger window much earlier
Speaking to PTI, Wadia said a total of seven matches at home was too less for franchises and that the tournament should have two seasons, one of which should be played in India and the second one in a different country.
“Seven matches at home, it is way too less. It should be a minimum of 14. I really see a much longer season which is long overdue. If you can’t have a long season of four months why not look at two seasons, one in India and one in a different country every year. Indians are everywhere around the world. There is huge potential for having many more games,” Wadia told PTI.
When asked whether IPL was also going the football way where leagues would dominate the cricket calendar, Wadia said it was already happening and IPL being a 15-year old tournament should have got a bigger window already.
“I would say it is already happening. There is no doubt that will eventually happen. The IPL has revived, grown and globalised cricket. And believe me it is the tip of the iceberg. The tournament is around for 15 years and the window should have become bigger many years ago. It is long overdue. And it will happen. For how long can you keep genie in the bottle,” he added.