How to Get Ahead in India’s Premier League, Says India’s Prime Minister
By Shobha Bhatt | Published November 10, 2018 01:04:56There are many factors which contribute to the rise in India-Pakistan cricket match-fixing scandals.
There are the huge economic costs, the lack of trust and the high level of tension between the two countries.
But the most significant factor is that there is now a strong feeling of economic insecurity in both countries.
The two nations’ cricketing communities are already facing the greatest pressure in the history of the game.
Both sides of the border have suffered major financial losses as a result of the massive amount of match- fixing in the last two decades.
The loss of billions of dollars, which is estimated to be at least $2 billion per annum, has had a knock-on effect on the game in both India and Pakistan.
There have been instances of Indian fans throwing stones at the Pakistani fans during a match.
There is also an issue with the security of Indian supporters, who have been targeted by local criminals.
But despite all these issues, both cricketing bodies have been trying to work out ways to overcome the issue.
The two leagues have been working towards improving the game through a number of initiatives, but a lot remains to be done.
The BCCI has announced an initiative that will see its match-day facilities increased to a level where the game will be played at a better standard in both teams.
While India has been playing in the ICC Champions Trophy (CCT) this year, Pakistan’s cricket team has been invited to play the Champions Trophy in the T20 Blast format, which will be a four-team format.
It is also understood that the IPL has also been invited by the BCCI.
This is in a bid to boost the domestic game in India and to promote the development of the domestic cricket industry.
In an interview to Hindustan Times on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he has asked the ICC and the BCCC to set up a joint taskforce for the promotion of domestic cricket in both nations.
Modi said the taskforce will have an ambitious agenda, and he wants to see it implemented.
The PM also said that India would not accept any foreign team playing at the domestic level.
He said the players who have come to play for India in the IPPL will not be playing in domestic leagues.
However, the players are not entirely happy with the plans.
Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Mohammed Rashid, who is also the managing director of the ICC, said, “There is a huge issue of corruption and we need to look into the fact that both the sides are trying to make it as much as possible.
If we are not able to get the players to accept it, we need a mechanism to protect them from it.”
The IPL will play in the domestic league format, with the IPPs being played in Delhi and Chennai.
Both teams will be under the control of the BCC, who will have the power to veto the team’s participation in the tournament.
In the meantime, the IPP has decided to hold a meeting of all the teams, who are not invited to the tournament, to discuss their options for the next two years.
The meeting will be held in Mumbai on November 23 and will be followed by an announcement of the results of the matches.