BCCI Secretary Jay Shah has said that the world is different in hosting 60 Indian Premier League matches and more than 2,000 domestic games. He rejected “unjust and unnecessary” criticism. The Blue Rebound Ranji Trophy and junior cricket did not take place last year due to the COVID-19 epidemic and operational difficulties in creating a bio-safe environment for thousands of players and support staff.
When players lose significant revenue, the BCCI faces a number of setbacks to focus more on the money-rich league.
“I think criticism is unnecessary and unfair. In 2020, in the midst of an epidemic, we took all precautions to host the Syed Mushtaq Ali Tournament, the Vijay Hazare Tournament and the Senior Women’s ODI Tournament. “
Shah said the number of matches between the two tournaments and the logistics required could not be compared.
The Indian domestic season has 2000 matches and the IPL has 60 matches. With a cricket system as large and diverse as India, it is not easy to run a full season when many states are compatible with the Covild caseloads, ”Shah explained.
The BCCI has recently announced the dates for the full domestic season, which starts in September this year and ends in April next year.