Former India head coach Ravi Shastri believes that the Indian Premier League (IPL) could have two seasons in one year.

BCCI secretary Jay Shah had earlier said that IPL would have an extended window in the next FTP calendar. Shah had also clarified that there are no immediate plans to add more franchises to the 10-team competition.

“I think you might have two (IPL) seasons and international matches would take a back seat. The competition with 10 teams could go to 12 teams in the future,” said Ravi Shastri.

Shastri believes the IPL’s growth is good for cricket. “The growth of the Indian Premier League is good for everyone. The leagues should be encouraged be it in India, West Indies or Pakistan. You play the T20 competitions and then assemble for the T20 World Cup,” he added.

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