It's too quick ! ppl are at their holidays and what is the point if u dont have time to reorganize and get some clue after the last season. IPL would love to see sign ups around 15 august and start of the tourney at beginning of September. Making it right after the last one won't make it "special" to participate.
Honestly it is just because most players like to have something to play for.
Ideally we would have the ladder interspersed with different kinds of tournament. So like: ladder, KO , ladder, NC etc
It is always the case that teams have more difficulty with getting their line-ups together over the summer hols, so it makes sense to pause for a while.
I was thinking Div A cuz there are no promotions. But actually it could work for all divisions.
It just felt that the final standings where pretty clear after just 2 or 3 weeks. Especially when the close matches are played early...