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    Modi hints @ 2 IPL tourneys a year

    Lalit Modi, the IPL commissioner, has hinted that the Twenty20 tournament could be held twice a year, once in India and a shorter one overseas.

    So it seems Chris Gayle's statement regarding the death of test cricket was a part of this!

    This is really greedy and a pretty pathetic and sad news for cricket. It should not be allowed!

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    Bleh, hope not. Looking at the England-Windies series, it seems that the IPL basically puts any real efforts at Test cricket on the backburner, so the less of it the better, IMO. So far I've resisted predicting the death of Test cricket, but I really don't want to see Test series put off, shortened or simply not scheduled because of the IPL, and it does kinda seem that it's going that way.
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    Wow, way to kill the golden goose. Ever here of over saturation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingkallis View Post
    Lalit Modi, the IPL commissioner, has hinted that the Twenty20 tournament could be held twice a year, once in India and a shorter one overseas.

    So it seems Chris Gayle's statement regarding the death of test cricket was a part of this!

    This is really greedy and a pretty pathetic and sad news for cricket. It should not be allowed!

    Read the full article
    I will personally hate that...1 IPL a year is tolerable, (and at times enjoyable) though...
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    why not 3?

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    Obviously Lalit Modi knows nothing about oversaturation. The interest in the tournament will fade fast if this happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Wow, way to kill the golden goose. Ever here of over saturation?
    I doubt if he is trying to kill the Golden Goose. I suspect he is afraid the eggs are not enough to keep the goose from starving. I think he has finally realised that one tournament is not going to pay back enough to keep the team owners interested by providing decent returns on their investment. So he is trying to increase 'production' as it were. Trying to spread his fixed costs (on the players) over a larger output.

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    I think it would be extremely difficult for some players to play in both tournaments. They will have to choose one tournament to play in, or give up international cricket altogether
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    This could have a negative affect on test cricket. Would prefer one every year.
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    Overkill. Harbhajan slapped the wrong guy.

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    Might as well get rid of test and ODI cricket and play 4 IPL tourneys a year, one every season.
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    Could be a bargaining tool to get the ICC to give them a window. Like others, I can't see the strategic long term value in this at all. Sure it might see great profits in the short term, but it can be very damaging in the medium term. Have they learnt nothing from ODIs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.Joe View Post
    Overkill. Harbhajan slapped the wrong guy.
    Couldn't agree more the ipl barely even keeps me interested for one season I wouldn't even bother trying to watch a second one .
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