Vivo IPL 2021: BCCI plans to auction two new IPL teams in May 2021.
Vivo IPL 2021: The Cricket Control Board of India (BCCI) on Saturday decided to auction the two new teams for the IPL 2022 in May. The Indian Premier League will be a ten-team affair from next season, namely IPL 2022.
Ahead of the IPL 2021 auction, the BCCI and the IPL GC have approved two new teams for the IPL. However, their operation was halted due to time constraints.
Senior BCCI officials including President Sourav Ganguly, Secretary Jay Shah had a meeting on various policies for the upcoming IPL. The epicenter of the discussion was the auction of two new IPL teams approved by IPL GC earlier this year.
“The 10 IPL teams will continue from next year’s IPL and the bidding process and finalization of new franchises by May of this year,” said a senior official from the BCCI on condition of anonymity.
“Once the auction and the finalization of the teams are completed, they can complete their operational work which takes a considerable amount of time.”
According to reports from various news outlets, Ahmedabad is almost likely to secure an IPL franchise while the second franchise has yet to be auctioned.
Indian team ODI to be released on Sunday – No Shaw and Padikkal
The senior BCCI official also said that the squad of the next three ODIs will also be released on Sunday and none of the senior players have opted for the rest.
“The team should be announced tomorrow. Neither the skipper Virat Kohli nor his assistant Rohit Sharma have chosen to rest. There aren’t many surprises as we focus on the T20 World Cup.
He added that Prithwi Shaw and Devdutt Padikkal will have to wait their turn for the national appeal.
The two young guns have done very well with the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy. Shaw was sidelined on the Indian Test side after a double failure at Adeilade. However, Padikkal is yet to make the national team.
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