If managed wisely this lofty ambition is certainly achievable over the next few decades but at present the IPL is a long way from that standard of professionalism especially in the practise of stadia presentation.
If you need an example of the IPL’s failure in this regard look no further than the recent amateurish attempts of graphic grass design at Chepauk Stadium.
The ground was scarred with a criss-crossed pattern wheel and the letters CSK and it could have looked impressive if done by someone with experience and expertise but regrettably it appeared to have been achieved by a bloke with a homemade stencil and a can of kerosene.
It looked as cheap and tawdry as a taxidermed Thylacine and like the cheerleaders the image broadcast around the globe doesn’t do India any favours.
Seldom in the English and North American competitions mentioned above would you find a playing surface presented in anything less than perfect condition and if the administrators of the IPL are sincere in their ambitions then they will need to invest heavily in stadia infrastructure and horticultural personnel in the years to come.