The IPL will be the world’s largest domestic sporting event: Andrew Strauss. Strauss also feels that the Women’s Premier League will have a significant impact on women’s cricket.
According to former England captain Andrew Strauss. The Indian Premier League might overtake American football’s NFL and beat all other domestic sporting events globally by 2040. According to Strauss, the recent creation of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) event for women would significantly boost the growth of women’s cricket.
The IPL, an extremely profitable franchise T20 event funded by wealthy businesses and entertainment personalities, has spawned similar events such as Australia’s Big Bash and the Caribbean Premier League. As a result, players on the international T20 circuit earn a good salary without having to represent their countries.
“As the Indian economy expands. It is predict that by the time it achieves parity with the size of the United States in 2040. The value of the IPL will be six times what it is now – this is going to be the largest domestic sporting competition in the world, bar none,” Strauss remarked at Lord’s.
“If you allow yourself to be wrap up in the premise that the objective of the game is to bring varied people together. Whether playing or watching and to allow cricket to educate and connect, then clearly the emergence of franchise cricket is one of the great leaps forward. More players are playing in different regions of the world, experiencing new locations and meeting new people. More and more people across the world are involved with the wonderful game that we all enjoy,” he said.
Women’s cricket is truly standing on its own two feet: Andrew Strauss
The Women’s Premier League was officially announced by the BCCI last month. 17 businesses participate in the bidding process. Five businesses were successful in winning the bid for the five teams situate in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Lucknow, and Mumbai. Strauss said about the impending first WPL:
“The first IPL franchises were just auctioned for a whopping £465 million ($572.5 million). Women’s cricket is actually standing on its own two feet, and it is likely to be one of the top three sports in terms of earning possibilities for any young lady with skill and the desire to play sport professionally.”