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All T20 leagues around the world are expanding their windows

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With the IPL now extending over a two-and-a-half-month period, all other T20 leagues are also expanding their windows.

For example, the Hundred and BBL will also be looking for later time periods.

This allows their marquee players to enjoy other cricketing events.

ICC is going to release the final draft in July last week.

The draft includes the schedule for international cricket from May 2023 to April 2027.

It contains 2 World Test Championships, a number of ICC events and lots of white-ball bilateral series.

For the IPL, the window is fixed as told by BCCI secretary Jay Shah.

The BCCI has also spoken about the varying number of games in the IPL for the next five years.

There will be 74 games in 2023 and 2024, 84 games in 2025 and 2026 and then a maximum of 94 matches in the final year of 2027.

But, unlike the IPL, the Hundred and the BBL will not be hampering the white-ball matches.

All other countries are also plying for windows in the early months of the next four years.

Other leagues like South Africa and UAE will also compete for calendar space next year.

But, both of these leagues could face a clash as the months that they have chosen are more or less similar.

For Pakistan, the problem is that they want their PSL to finish before Ramzan.

The reason for this is that during the holy month of Ramzan, there are many heavy ad-spends which leave no room for funding of the PSL.

So, there is still a lot of confirming left to do for the ICC before the AGM in July last week.

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