THE INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE finished its 10th edition a few days ago and looking back it has been one of the most successful sporting leagues around this world. Since its inception in 2008, IPL has gone from strength to strength. Although it has been marred with several controversies revolving players, teams and of course betting scandals, the quality of cricket has rarely dipped.
While there is no doubt that the IPL has played an instrumental role in helping India win the 2011 World Cup, the overseas players too have gained immensely by being a part of this cash-rich tournament. In fact, the IPL has also given opportunities to several fringe players and has also showered them with enormous amount of money. Off the field too, the IPL has generated tremendous employement and has even significatnly contributed to India's GDP.
After a decade of high-octane action, the IPL will enter a new phase in 2018 and currently, the tournament has some glaring flaws, which need to be addressed at the earlies to make the IPL a better product going ahead.
We at TFG highlight a few points on how the BCCI should implement a few measures to make the IPL a fair and more intriguing tournament.