Wednesday, April 24

Report: BCCI approves inclusion of two new teams of IPL in its next annual general meeting

Sourav Ganguly and Jai Shah. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was a huge success despite playing in the United Arab Emirates COVID-19 Ubiquitous epidemic. On November 10, soon after the conclusion of the tournament, rumors of two new teams being added also started, while the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) did not comment on the matter.

However, it is now understood that the board is additionally ready to add two new teams. The BCCI Annual General Meeting (AGM) is scheduled to be held on 24 December and a notice regarding the case signed by Secretary Jai Shah has already been sent to the allegedly affiliated units and it remains to be seen what would have changed in the meeting. is.

According to a report by Cricbuzz BCCI The AGM lists a total of 23 matters for discussion, one of which is also the election of the Vice President. Mahim Verma held office for a year after being elected unopposed in 2019. However, he resigned earlier this year and will be replaced.

Final decision about IPL 2021 is likely

Amidst the discussion in all cases, only four months are left for the BCCI AGM IPL to host the 14th edition. If two new teams of the IPL are added, a mega auction will have to be done, while in the second case there will be a mini auction. The board had reportedly asked the franchisee to wait until December but no official decision has been taken on the matter.

It is also understood that the franchisees are against adding two new teams for IPL 2021 as they will get very little time to prepare for the mega auction. Another major point to be discussed at the AGM is to update on Team India’s future tour schedules and a tentative schedule can be finalized.