BCCI Set To Approve 10-Team IPL, Decision To Turn Up In 2022 Edition

New Delhi: The BCCI’s omnipotent basic physique will give approval to a 10-team Indian Premier League throughout its Annual Common Physique Assembly on Thursday however it is going to solely materialise in 2022 as a substitute of the present yr.

One of many main factors within the agenda of BCCI’s AGM to be held in Ahmedabad is the inclusion of latest IPL franchises.

It’s learnt that many of the stakeholders really feel that having a 9 or 10-team IPL in 2021 can be a hasty resolution with the brand new franchises getting little or no time to construct a aggressive crew.

“There are a lot of modalities that needs to be discussed and most of the stakeholders feel that with IPL being held in April, there is very little time for a mega auction and to have a uniform retention policy, agreeable to all the existing franchises,” a senior BCCI official advised PTI on situations of anonymity.

“You have to invite tenders and have a bidding process ready. In case you have two teams winning bids in late January or early February, they need to be given time for auction which can then be held only in March. That leaves a new team with very little time to plan,” he added.

A 10-team IPL means 94 video games and practically two and half month window which might throw the worldwide calender into disarray.

Additionally the supply of the highest overseas gamers for the complete period of the IPL must be ensured and the printed cash per yr which is for 60 matches additionally must be re-negotiated.

As of now, Star India pays Rs 16,347.50 crore for a interval between 2018-2022 and until date it was for 60 matches per yr.

A few of the greatest names who appear to be fascinated by shopping for groups embrace enterprise tycoons Gautam Adani and Sanjeev Goenka (erstwhile proprietor of Rising Pune Supergiants).

(With PTI Inputs)

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