IPL Trade Window 2024: IPL to have exclusive two-and-half month trade window from 2024 season: The Indian Premier League (IPL) has made a significant move by securing an official two-and-a-half-month exclusive window in the next Future Tour Programme (FTP) of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
This means that during the upcoming FTP starting in 2024, no international cricket matches will be scheduled to take place, allowing the IPL to have a dedicated period for its tournament.
Traditionally, the IPL takes place from March to May, but with the new window, the tournament will now extend into June.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has successfully worked towards securing this exclusive window, as hinted by BCCI secretary Jay Shah.
This development provides the IPL with a standalone period to showcase its matches without any international cricket events conflicting with the schedule. It further emphasizes the significance and popularity of the IPL as a cash-rich and highly anticipated cricket league.
BCCI secretary Jay Shah confirmed the News about IPL Trade Window
In a statement to PTI, BCCI secretary Jay Shah confirmed that the IPL will have an official two-and-a-half month window in the upcoming ICC Future Tour Programme (FTP) calendar.
This decision was made to allow top international cricketers to participate in the IPL. The BCCI has had discussions with various cricket boards and the ICC regarding this matter.
While most cricket boards are expected to agree to this arrangement, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to launch an official protest.
This is due to the ongoing political tensions between India and Pakistan, which restrict Pakistani players from participating in the Indian Premier League.
However, it is unlikely that PCB chairman Ramiz Raja will receive support from other member countries on this issue.
Pakistan to Protest against BCCI
According to a senior official, there is a perception that Ramiz Raja, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), may have to make certain statements to the media in his country, but his actions during ICC
meetings have been different.
The official noted that Ramiz Raja has not strongly protested against the extended window for the IPL and understands that it is a decision desired by other cricket boards and players.
In the previous season, the Indian Premier League (IPL) expanded to include ten teams with the addition of the Gujarat Titans (GT) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) franchises.
This expansion resulted in an increase in the number of matches from 60 to 74. Reports suggest that the BCCI is planning to further increase the total number of IPL matches to 84 over the next two seasons, and eventually reach 94 by IPL 2026.
This expansion is aimed at providing more opportunities for teams and players to compete in the tournament.
The growth of the IPL in terms of teams and matches reflects its popularity and success, as well as the BCCI’s efforts to further enhance the tournament’s stature in the coming years.
The decision to provide a dedicated window for the IPL reflects the tournament’s significance and popularity, ensuring the participation of top international players and allowing the league to showcase its high-quality cricketing action.