Sourav Ganguly Confirms, ‘IPL 2023 Will Be In HOME & AWAY Format’

IPL 2023: IPL Media Rights – After a record-breaking windfall for IPL Media Rights 2023-27, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has stated, IPL will return to its home and away format. BCCI Secretary Jay Shah had already hinted to return to the older format and now Ganguly has confirmed that development. Follow Indian cricket LIVE updates with InsideSport.IN

“It’s a great tournament and it will continue to thrive. But the most important thing is that the IPL has to go back to a home-and-away format from next year.” Sourav Ganguly told Sportstar that.

IPL 2023: No more centralized locations for IPL, confirms BCCI Prez Sourav Ganguly, ‘IPL 2023 returns to HOME & AWAY format’

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The IPL 2022 competition was held in Maharashtra in a centralized manner to avoid travel during the Covid-19 pandemic. Only the playoff stage was held in Kolkata and Ahmedabad. But as the end of the pandemic approaches, the BCCI is returning to its old format.

“The past two years have been hit by COVID and the most important thing is that despite COVID we managed to organize the tournament and this time we closed it with great hype in Kolkata and Ahmedabad,” said Ganguly.

IPL 2023: No more centralized locations for IPL, confirms BCCI Prez Sourav Ganguly, ‘IPL 2023 returns to HOME & AWAY format’

Now that the BCCI is also in talks with the ICC, the IPL is expected to have a longer period of two and a half months. However, it has not yet been confirmed whether IPL 2023 will be played in 74 days. Jay Shah hinted that the 74-day window will go into effect in the next FTP cycle that will go into effect in 2024-31.

Plans for IPL for Women on the Move: In addition to IPL 2023, there are also plans for the inaugural Women IPL. The BCCI has already asked the ICC for a separate window for WIPL 2023. In 2023, a six-team WIPL will be played in six venues. However, a window has yet to be confirmed.

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IPL 2023: No more centralized locations for IPL, confirms BCCI Prez Sourav Ganguly, ‘IPL 2023 returns to HOME & AWAY format’

IPL 2023: No more centralized locations for IPL, confirms BCCI Prez Sourav Ganguly, ‘IPL 2023 returns to HOME & AWAY format’

As for IPL media rights, despite the declining TV ratings from IPL 2022, Sourav Ganguly said the board was always confident in the windfall, especially in digital.

“That’s the way it is in the world. We all expected the digital rights to be big, and we’re not surprised at all. This sport is very healthy and there is no doubt about it.” added the BCCI chief.

IPL 2023: No more centralized locations for IPL, confirms BCCI Prez Sourav Ganguly, 'IPL 2023 returns to HOME & AWAY format'

IPL 2023: No more centralized locations for IPL, confirms BCCI Prez Sourav Ganguly, ‘IPL 2023 returns to HOME & AWAY format’

Focus on developing infrastructure: Now that BCCI has become richer with Rs 48,390 Crore, Ganguly said the plan is now to develop the overall infrastructure. A few stadiums are being renewed for IPL

“We will definitely work on it and develop the general infrastructure for a better fan experience. Many new stadiums have been added and the infrastructure of cricket in this country is huge. We’ll redo a few stadiums a bit and bring back IPL next year with completely different extravaganza and fandom,” said Ganguly.

IPL 2023: No more centralized locations for IPL, confirms BCCI Prez Sourav Ganguly, ‘IPL 2023 returns to HOME & AWAY format’

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