According to the Lodha recommendations, there has to be a 15-day gap between the national calendar and the IPL.

 

"If you look at the overall IPL schedule then IPL would not be possible that way. Are you going to lose 100s of crore of rupees?," Thakur asked referring to the Lodha recommendations to be implemented.

 

 

The BCCI President replied to a query to keep the India's home calendar confined from October to March. He spoke at the book launch ceremony of Sportstar's 'India 500 Tests' at the team hotel.

 

Stressing that the Indian cricket board will incur crores of money, he further said, "The money is paid to the former cricketers. More than Rs 110 crores have been distributed among them so far. If you wind up the IPL because of the international calendars, Indian cricket is going to lose. You have to decide overall. A 15-day window is not possible if you have both IPL and Test calendar to go on."

 

Having concluded the test of Pink ball in Duleep Trophy, Thakur further said the Board would weigh the option of day/night Tests and hosting Tests in small centres after the 13-Test home calendar.