Ex-New Zealand cricketer Scott Styris To Extended IPL Window

Ex-New Zealand cricketer Scott Styris To Extended IPL Window. Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris has now weighed in. Saying he was in favor of an extended window for the IPL 10 years ago and still is.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) released the Men’s Future Tours Programme (FTP) for 2023-27 earlier this week, and it was confirmed that the Indian Premier League (IPL) would have an extended two-and-a-half-month window for the tournament beginning next year. Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris has now weighed in, saying he was in favor of an extended window for the IPL 10 years ago and still is.

“I recall a discussion ten years ago about how it would creep four or five days per year until it reached a three-month season. Well, we’re finally getting there. It’s just taking a little longer than we anticipated, and I believe you’re correct. I believe it will become the focal point that will allow all players from all over the world to come together and play without regard to nationality. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I supported it ten years ago and continue to support it today “Styris said on Sports 18’s ‘Sports Over The Top.’

The IPL this year featured two new teams, the Gujarat Titans and the Lucknow Super Giants, with the Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans taking the title in their debut season.

From 2023 to 2027, India will play 20 Tests against Australia and England. In addition, five Tests will be played instead of four in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

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Styris went on to explain why India, England, and Australia are participating in more series and matches in the new FTP cycle.

“I’ll just say it’s been that way for as long as I can remember.” Certain teams, you know, get three, four, or five match series. For the most part, New Zealand only gets two-match series, with the occasional three. So I’m not sure what the surprise is. It’s the big three, and you can see why. That is where the money in international cricket comes from. But, you know, it’s very difficult to have a meaningful competition when teams play a different number of games,” Styris explained.

“I’ll just say it’s been that way for as long as I can remember.” Certain teams, you know, get three, four, or five match series. For the most part, New Zealand only gets two-match series, with the occasional three. So I’m not sure what the surprise is. It’s the big three, and you can see why. That is where the money in international cricket comes from. But, you know, it’s very difficult to have a meaningful competition when teams play a different number of games,” Styris explained.

“Consider the English Premier League. Football is popular in India. You don’t see Manchester United play Liverpool five times and Burnley play West Ham just once. You can tell it’s a level playing field. Everyone gets the same amount of time to play everyone. So, in an ideal world, I would like to see that happen. However, money talks, and thus those big-name teams must play “He continued.

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