3 Reasons why IPL 2019 may not be as successful as the previous seasons
The Indian Premier League provides a platform for talent to meet opportunity. The most lucrative child of the BCCI has rightly earned the tag of 'the biggest T20 league in the world'. And for the last 11 years, it has produced several players who have gone on to become heroes for their nations.
No one could have imagined the best players from all around the world coming together and playing with and against each other. No one could have imagined cricketers who did not know each other eventually becoming great friends. No one could have imagined players from different countries knowing each other's strengths and weaknesses. All of this has been made possible by the IPL.
Cricketers, coaches, officials and commentators from across the globe yearn to join this league for a two-month window where international cricket does not take place.
The IPL has undoubtedly been tremendously successful. However, will IPL 2019 maintain the standards which the previous seasons have set?
Here, we look at three reasons why IPL 2019 may not be as successful as the previous IPL seasons.
# 1 The "caravan" format
There were a lot of deliberations and discussions that IPL 2019 would be held outside India owing to the General Elections in the country. But all of that finally came to an end when the IPL governing council and Supreme Court-elected COA announced that the league would be taking place in India.
That evoked a sigh of relief from the fans. However, they might still miss out on seeing their favorite players live, because this season will not be in the usual "home and away" format. Instead, it will follow a caravan format.
With the elections going on, only some grounds will be available for the matches, and only those grounds will be hosting matches. Consequently, some major grounds may miss out on hosting big matches.
That would rob the league of some of its electricity and passion.
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