How is T20 affecting cricket?
Nearly every country has a franchise-based T20 league today, though not all of them are profit-making like the IPL.
During a discussion at the 2013 Bradman Oration, former Australia batsman Greg Chappell said: "The modern cricketer is challenged more than any other generation before with the different formats and the adaptability required to go across the formats. It is a real challenge for young cricketers to try to develop their game to be chopping and changing so much and playing so much T20 cricket early on."
The term "freelance cricketer" has come into vogue in the last few years, with domestic leagues around the world offering more attractive options than what a contract with a national board gives a player.
In the ten years since T20 first made its entry, we have seen the birth of a million-dollar league that has changed the dynamics of traditional cricket, four very successful World Twenty20s, and a host of innovations in batting and bowling techniques.