BCCI Approves 10 Teams For IPL 2022, Backs ICC’s Bid For Cricket In Olympics

Ahmedabad: The BCCI’s governing physique on Thursday ratified the entry of two new franchises within the IPL to make it a 10-team affair from 2022 and in addition determined to again the ICC’s push for cricket’s inclusion within the 2028 Olympics, throughout its Annual Basic Assembly (AGM) right here.

“Two new teams will be introduced in the 2022 IPL,” knowledgeable a Board supply.

It’s learnt that point at hand is just too brief for even a nine-team IPL subsequent 12 months as an elaborate tender-floating course of, improve of matches and making certain that every one international participant’ worldwide calendars are adjusted, can be show to be a herculean job.

T20 Cricket In Olympics

In one other main growth, the Board, in precept, determined to again the ICC’s bid for inclusion of cricket, within the T20 format, within the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics “after getting some clarifications from the International Olympic Committee”.

“Look, the BCCI is an autonomous body and it would like to maintain its autonomy. Our legal team is looking to get a few clarifications. Obviously, cricket in Olympics is great for the game. Let’s hope we can move in the right direction,” the member, who attended the AGM, stated.

The Board, nonetheless, didn’t reveal the character of its queries with reference to the matter.

Ladies’s Take a look at Matches

The home deliberated on having girls’s Take a look at matches and there might be a two-Take a look at sequence within the offing subsequent 12 months however a last name on this regard will likely be taken by the BCCI Apex Council.

Rajiv Shukla Turns into Board’s New VP

Veteran Congress chief Rajiv Shukla was formally anointed the Board’s vice chairman rather than his protege Mahim Verma from Uttarakhand.

Brijesh Patel will proceed because the chairman of the IPL Governing Council.

Compensation For Home Gamers

Additionally, it was determined that every one first-class gamers, each women and men, will likely be suitably compensated for the curtailed home season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The BCCI plans to get the home season underway, after a number of months’ delay, in January with the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 championship.

Requested concerning the cash to be put aside for this, the Board supply stated: “The BCCI will give a lump-sum compensation amount to the state units. Now they will draw up their own list and accordingly compensate their male and female players.”

Junior & Ladies’s Cricket Throughout IPL

The BCCI has determined that girls’s tournaments (senior and junior) together with age-group tournaments (U-23, U-19, U-16) will likely be held concurrently on the time of IPL-14 which, in all chance, will likely be held in India regardless of the pandemic-related considerations.

“We will have at least one age-group tournament in each category and also the women’s tournament during IPL.”

BCCI Probably To Lose $123 Million In ICC Income If No Tax Exemption

The BCCI has determined that if its doesn’t get full tax exemption from the federal government of India to host the World T20 subsequent 12 months, as sought by the ICC, then it will comply with deduction from its annual income of USD 390 million from the worldwide physique.

“We have told the ICC that we will approach our government for tax rebate but if we don’t get that exemption, the amount, which is around USD 123 million, will be deducted from our annual revenue, so we will get around USD 267 million. But India is hosting the 2021 T20 World Cup,” the supply stated.

Ganguly-Shah To Be India’s Face At ICC

It was additionally learnt that the final physique determined in favour of BCCI President Sourav Ganguly persevering with as a director within the ICC Board. Secretary Jay Shah would be the alternate director in addition to India’s consultant on the Chief Government Committee meets of the worldwide physique.

Retirement Age Of Umpires & Scorers Elevated To 60

The BCCI’s affiliated scorers and umpires will now retire at 60 as an alternative of 55 years after the governing physique ratified the transfer.

“We believe that both umpires and scorers are physically fit enough like any other profession to continue till the age of 60 years,” the supply stated.

No Dialogue On Ganguly’s Alleged Battle Of Curiosity

There was no dialogue on Sourav Ganguly endorsing My11 Circle fantasy gaming app, which is a direct competitor of Dream11 — the IPL title sponsor.

“Not a single query was requested and opposite to a selected media report, it was by no means a subject of debate.

“Ganguly is legally in the clear and as far as asking questions is concerned, the BCCI never questioned erstwhile N Srinivasan after his son-in-law was arrested for alleged spot-fixing in 2013. That was way more grave,” a state unit member stated.

Sport Improvement (GM) Sacked

The BCCI has sacked GM (Sport Improvement) KVP Rao, who was requested to resign.

Whereas Rao, in a sarcastic letter to state models, termed leaving BCCI as his “happiest day”, it’s learnt that usually, his lack of correct motion plan amid the COVID-19 pandemic was one of many massive causes for his ouster.

Rao, a former Bihar captain, has labored in BCCI for a very long time and was the principle cricket operations man for home cricket.

(With PTI Inputs)

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