IPL 2021 to be held with eight teams, two teams to be joined in 2022

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IPL 2022

A major decision has been taken at the meeting of the BCCI AGM (Annual General Meeting). Now two new teams will join the IPL. It was being speculated for the last several days, but today it has been approved in the BCCI annual meeting. But the two new teams will be part of the IPL not to be held in 2021 but in 2022. With this, another major decision has been taken in the meeting. All first class cricketers will be compensated due to Corona. This compensation will be given to both men and women.

Mini Auction for 2021

According to a report, the BCCI said that the time is very short for launch two new teams in IPL 2021 and the auction is to be done before that. In such a situation, there will be problems in connecting two new teams to the league. Because of this, the board has decided that the Indian Premier League will be held in IPL 2021 with eight teams and ten teams in the 2022 season.

IPL Auction in February

It also states that the BCCI may conduct an auction between February and April before the start of IPL 2021. The absence of two new teams in IPL 2021 will benefit the board and eight franchisees as both will avoid the mega auction. As the duration of the addition of teams increases, the board will benefit from the ease of selling title sponsorship rights. The title sponsorship is currently with Dream 11.

Contract with Star Sports near to end

Giving another reason, the board said that their contract with Star Sports is coming to an end in 2021, so it is possible to organize IPL with new teams only in 2022. If IPL is of 10 teams then its value will increase even more. A total of 94 matches for 10 teams. Therefore, it does not seem possible in the present situation. With the end of IPL 2020, there was talk that the Ahmedabad franchise would join as the ninth team of IPL, while Kanpur, Lucknow and Pune were in the race for the tenth team.

Deputy Chairman News

Rajiv Shukla has been elected as the Deputy Chairman of the Board. He will replace Mahim Verma who used to come from Uttarakhand. With this, it has been decided in the meeting that Saurabh Ganguly will continue to be the director of the ICC Board. Former Rajya Sabha MP Shukla had earlier held the post of Vice President while N Srinivasan was the Chairman and Chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council.

Time for New Teams

A senior BCCI official had said on the condition of confidentiality, “You have to order the tender and prepare the bidding process. If two teams win the bid by the end of January or the beginning of February, they should be given time for the auction, which may be held in March. In such a situation, there will be very less time to plan for a new franchise. ‘

IPL 2022 Schedule

Ten teams will host 94 matches in the IPL, which will require about two and a half months, which can lead to chaos in the international cricket calendar. Along with this, the availability of top foreign players should be ensured for the entire duration of the IPL.

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