According to Ganguly, all of the T20 leagues are held in countries where cricket is a popular sport.
Former Indian captain and former BCCI president Sourav Ganguly believes that over time, players will realise the importance of playing for their country, and that only a few of the world’s T20 leagues will survive due to the ecosystem.
“All of the T20 leagues are in countries where cricket is a popular sport, and within four to five years, only a few will exist as players realise the rest are irrelevant,” Ganguly said.
“We keep talking about leagues around the world; the IPL is in a different ecosystem and league; the Big Bash in Australia does very well, The Hundred does very well in the UK, and I see the South Africa league doing very well; I’ve been watching it for the last three weeks.”
Ganguly also believes that the teams that are struggling in international cricket have a “lot to do with the administration,” owing to his experience as President of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and then the BCCI.
He went on to say, “It must have something to do with administration (teams struggling in international cricket). I keep saying it because, as president of the CAB for five years and then of the BCCI for three years, and as a representative of India at the ICC, I have seen the entire structure and support system that makes the game possible.”