IPL will always exist but I fear the future of all T20 leagues around the world: Dean Jones

IPL will always exist but I fear the future of all T20 leagues around the world: Dean Jones

Jones further gave an idea of a conference of think tanks of the T20 leagues.

Dean Jones
Dean Jones. (Photo Source: Twitter)

There is no doubt that Dean Jones has a fantastic mind for cricket. In fact, the former Australian batsman is often called the Professor of cricket. As the world is going through a lockdown, Jones has increased his social media activities.

The former batsman recently posted several tweets in regards with the T20 leagues across the globe. In all those tweets, he talked about the future of T20 cricket league and how is it important for each of them to have a proper financial model to keep themselves alive.

Dean Jones suggests a conference between think tanks of T20 leagues

Jones, who has been working closely to many T20 leagues across the globe is in the opinion that after the COVID-19 crisis it will be difficult for all the league to sustain itself. His first tweet talked about the need for all the T20 leagues to have a conference and work out how to regulate players’ wage and prices for each of the franchise.

In his next tweet, Dean Jones said that he believes that the Indian Premier League will surely exist. However, he also added that he fears for the future of all other T20 leagues around the world. He said if all these leagues don’t get their financial model checked, there could be a day when only two or three T20 leagues will survive. Dean Jones also pointed out that the players should reduce their wages after the COVID-19.

A lot of money in a league comes from the broadcasters, but Jones was in an opinion that broadcasters won’t be able to pay big money once the COVID-19 is over. Hence, he says it is only better if players can drop their wages.

Jones emphasised that the money in these T20 leagues come from the broadcasters. However, due to the COVID-19 crisis, the broadcasting market is down and also the stocks are going down. If this goes on, leagues will start getting affected. If players agree to play with lower wages, only then the leagues will survive.

Jones further gave an idea of a conference of think tanks of the T20 leagues. He says that the conference will help each of them evaluate how to market a T20 league in a better way and also get better returns.