"Can't Hide From That": Ravi Shastri Hints At 2 IPL Seasons In A Year
Ravi Shastri has suggested that bilateral T20 series between countries are done away with
and international matches in the shortest format restricted to World Cups every two years to create a bigger window for franchise tournaments like the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Shastri, who was India's coach for 2021 T20 World Cup, claimed that "no one remembers" bilateral tournaments.
He suggested that cricket go the football way, where club competitions are more prevalent and international matches largely played in big tournaments like the World Cup.
He even said that in the future, there could be two seasons of the IPL in a year.
"Yes, absolutely, there's too much of bilateral stuff going on in T20 cricket," Shastri said on ESPNcricinfo.
"I've said that, even when I was the coach of India, I could see it happening in front of my eyes. It should go the football way, where, in T20 cricket,
you just play the World Cup. Bilateral tournaments - no one remembers," he said.