The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the biggest cricketing league and is set to be bigger and better from here. With the popularity of cricketing leagues all around the world, the IPL has carved a niche for itself among all other leagues which is the reason why major cricket all over the world stops from the duration of the IPL every year.
Can IPL take over International Cricket in the future?
In the recent few years, we have seen that the IPL has not only gotten concerned over commercial value and players' remuneration but also from the league's duration point of view.
According to some reports from some credible agencies IPL 2024 is set to commence on March 22 with the final being played at M.A Chidambaram Stadium on May 26. This signifies that the IPL will be 2 months long event and given its commercial aspect, it's going to be even longer from here which could put international cricket in jeopardy.
Earlier there were reports that due to the Lok Sabha elections in 2024, this year also we could see partial IPL moving out to some other country which happened in 2014 when the IPL was moved partially to the UAE.
However, the Indian Cricket Board put all those speculations to rest when they ensured that they are working with the government on security aspects to ensure that despite of election, the IPL stays in India only like it happened in 2019.
However, the final schedule of the IPL will only be out once the date of the Lok Sabha elections is announced but according to reports, it is most likely to start from March 22, which is just 5 days after the completion of the 2nd edition of the Women's Premier League.
The 2024 T20 World Cup selection will be based on IPL 2024
Chennai Super Kings are the defending champions of IPL 2024 and they will be one team who will kick off the IPL 2024. Given that the T20 World Cup is just days after the IPL, this year's IPL is going to be very important for youngsters and some fringe T20 players to make a case for themselves for the upcoming T20 World in the Caribbean and the US.
The Men In Blue have adopted a bold style of play in the shorter format of the game. Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ravi Bishnoi, and Rinku Singh are among the leading contenders to represent India in the upcoming T20 World Cup, showcasing their skills alongside experienced players who have consistently performed well for the team when given the chance.