IPL is milch cow of cricket world, can’t stop it: Ravi Shastri

New Delhi
Former India coach Ravi Shastri has said that the Indian Premier League (IPL) is very important for the cricket world. He said that he does not care what people say about this tournament. Shastri said that IPL is a milch cow and it is necessary for other formats of the game to flourish.

The former coach pointed to the economic aspect of the IPL. He says that IPL earns a lot. The 59-year-old Shastri said that the earnings from the IPL can be used for the development of other formats of the game. This can save the game both domestically and at the grassroots level.

He said, ‘I think IPL is very important. I don’t care what people think. To save the rest of the formats, it is necessary to have a milch cow in the form of IPL. You have to organize it, earn money, deposit it and then spend it on different formats. At the grassroots level, at the household level. So that the game continues to flourish.

Ravi Shastri also said that Kovid-19 is passing through a very difficult phase. No one can keep working continuously. He further said that cricketers need a break. After all they are human too.

In a conversation with NDTV, Shastri said, ‘In this time of Kovid, no one can work continuously for as much time as the Indian team is doing. I think you need to take a break. Not only Virat, everyone in the team needs a break, after all everyone is human.



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