Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg was recently in India for the Road Safety World Series, but due to Covid-19, it got postponed, and fans couldn’t see the magic of Hogg again on the field. The chinaman was a part of the Australia Legends team headed by Brett Lee.
In the meantime, Hogg had a fun interaction with his fans on social media platform, Twitter, where he faced several questions and answered as many as possible. One of the fans asked Hogg to rate the Indian Premier League and Pakistan Super League.
The veteran spinner replied to the query and rated both the leagues 9 out of 10 as he opined that the PSL bought the game back to Pakistan, whereas the IPL has the highest viewership worldwide.
Another fan asked the Aussie whether he would be comfortable with an IPL format based on the recently concluded ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, where there are four teams in two groups each and the top two from both groups play the semi-final with two best teams qualifying for the finals.
The fan further passed a suggestion of doing away with the home and away format and limit the number of venues because that would benefit the tournament and one can also get a fair competition.
Hi Brad. Would you be comfortable with an IPL format based on the Women's T20 WC one. 2 groups, 4 teams in each. Top 2 from each play SF & then, Final. Do away with the home-away format & limit the no. of venues. Would be better logistically too & you can get a fair tournament.
— Moinak Das (@d_moinak) March 15, 2020
Hogg quoted the tweet and referred it to the current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly. He also mentioned BCCI and took forward the fan’s suggestion for rescheduling the tournament in such a manner which will not only save expenses but will also minimize health risks.
To Ganguly & #BCCI @d_moinak has a great solution for #IPL time poor scenario. 2 groups of 4 each play in one region, reducing travel requirements, with 2 semi finals and a final played at a different venue from group stages. Saves logistics & minimizes health risks. #Cricket https://t.co/CxCmO7vg95
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) March 15, 2020