“Make no mistake, the IPL is disrupting the traditional international programme” – David Lloyd

Former England player and head coach, Commentator David Lloyd, a warned about how the Indian Premier League will affect international cricket in the future.

Due to the extension of the tournament which was eight teams to 10 this time and for the first time since 2011, the number of matches has been increased from 60 to 74. Accordingly, it will take about two months to complete this.

“Jarrod Kimber and Neil Manthorp had a chat on talkSPORT on Friday about the prospect of the Indian Premier League being extended.” Lloyd added

He said the warning signs should be lit now and He named the South African team and said that many of their strongest players were not selected for the upcoming tours because of the IPL.

“The alarm balls should be ringing. Already, South Africa’s full attack is not available for upcoming Tests against Bangladesh, and New Zealand have 12 men ruled out of selection versus Afghanistan, Netherlands.”

Lloyd added that players who qualified for the IPL in South Africa would go to play the IPL instead of playing in the home Test.

However, South Africa, with their heavy weapons, lost the ODI against Bangladesh at home for the first time. Therefore, it seems that South Africa is in some danger without the strength of the next Test series.

In addition, David Lloyd said that 12 New Zealand players will miss the upcoming tour of the Netherlands due to their participation in the IPL.

At the end of the discussion, he said,

“Make no mistake, the IPL is disrupting the traditional international programme.”  David Lloyd

This mega league is one of the most criticized. Garfield Sobers, the all-time all-rounder of the West Indies, once said that the IPL and T20 destroyed West Indies cricket.

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