Former Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist opined that another window for the Indian T20 league might be dangerous. He said to Cricbuzz that if there is a second window for the Indian T20 league, it might damage the domestic events of other countries. He added that India must also help the domestic events of other countries.
“I am not saying this in a provocative sense, is that not a fair question? If there is a second IPL window — I believe that is the proposal — that is going to start encroaching more into international cricket. That is going to further damage the domestic tournaments in those countries, but India still won’t help them build their market. It doesn’t seem like a two-way street,” Gilchrist said to Cricbuzz.
Gilchrist was sceptical of the second Indian T20 League window and told the Indian players must play domestic leagues in other countries. He questioned the Indian cricket board and added that it didn’t feel like a two-way street. Gilchrist revealed that he was happy to be a part of the Indian T20 league for six seasons.
“I think the Indian T20 League is a wonderful addition to the cricketing landscape, I played six of them and I loved it. I don’t want to be reported as being anti-Indian T20 League,” Gilchrist said. He stood firm on the fact that he did not want to be portrayed as someone who is against the league.
However, he questioned why aren’t Indian players playing BBL. He added that it would be nice to see Indian players in BBL. “But why aren’t Indian players coming and playing in the Big Bash League, why only some leagues are accessing every player in the world?” Gilchrist added.
He admitted that the Indian T20 league is the premier T20 competition in the world. And also claimed that it must not become dangerous for other countries. The Indian T20 league is one of the strongest leagues in the world. And the recent TV rights auction made the event stronger.