Former India captain and National Cricket Academy (NCA) director Rahul Dravid has said it is high time to further expand the Indian Premier League (IPL). He believes it would be better for young cricketers to increase the number of teams without compromising on league quality. He described the last decade as the best for India in terms of limited-overs cricket.

He said that besides winning the 2011 World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy, he also had great performances in the T20 World Cup.

Dravid, who was present at the virtual launch of Rajasthan Royals co-owner Manoj Badale's book 'A New Innings', spoke on the subject. ‘Looking at the talent I think it is time to expand the IPL.

Many talented cricketers do not have the opportunity to play on this stage yet. Increasing the number of teams in the IPL will give them a chance. Many young cricketers are ready to showcase their talent.

However, this expansion should be carried out without any difference in the quality of the league. Initially, Ranji had to rely on state unions to get selected. Cricketers had limited opportunities. Now the situation has changed with the IPL.