BCCI cannot do much about IPL, feels Modi

Lalit Modi said the World Cup a competitive tour like England became an issue this time Getty Images

London: Sep 10, 2011

Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi feels that the Indian Cricket Board can hardly help that the cash-rich league is held in April-May every year and this will be problem in all World Cup years.

“The IPL is a long tournament without doubt. It is scheduled in the Indian summer during April and May. Usually the IPL takes place at the end of the season so the boys should be able to go out there and play and have a good time. That was the original idea,” Modi, who was present at the Oval to watch the third ODI between India and England told ESPNCricinfo.

“But this year had a World Cup and having a competitive tour like England became an issue. It could be a problem every World Cup year.”

Modi though admitted that too much cricket was taking its toll on players.

“There is too much cricket in the calendar. The boys had put a lot into the World Cup to win it. They were tired. I have always said players need to rest when they think they need it. Everybody can’t play every game. You need to be able to choose what you need to play. That seems to be a big problem.” (PTI)