BCCI to introduce 2 new IPL teams in next AGM: report
The thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League has seen a total of 8 teams battling it out at each other. However, in the next edition of the league, two new IPL teams will be added to make the tournament much more interesting and exciting.
A report in Cricbuzz suggests that the Board of Control for Cricket in India is all set to introduce two IPL franchises. India’s governing body has already held advanced talks within the panel and are ready to approve two new teams in its next Annual General Meeting.
The report further added saying that the approval process will be completed at the BCCI Annual General Meeting. It is scheduled to be on December 24. In the latest development, an important notice regarding the same has already been sent to affiliated units by the Indian cricket board signed by secretary Jay Shah.
It has been learnt that the board has reportedly listed as many as 23 matters. All these important matters are set to be discussed at the AGM including the election of the vice president. Mahim Verma, who was elected unopposed last year has officially resigned as vice president.
The AGM will see a new person holding the vice-president post soon as Mahim Verma is set to be replaced by a new name. Furthermore, the meeting will have talks about the future of BCCI chief Sourav ganguly including the secretary Shah.
Both of them have already gone past their contracts due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, a hearing at the Supreme Court over their future will be held on December 9.
Apart from that, there are some other matters that will be discussed at the BCCI AGM. Election of two representatives in the IPL Governing Council, appointment of two members of the General Body including the representative of the Indian Cricketers’ Association.
Interestingly, the board members are also set to hold an important discussion on staging cricket in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics. Meanwhile, the state associations are also scheduled to be briefed on certain information relating to ICC, NCA, 2021 ICC World T20 and India’s Future Tours Program.
The upcoming edition of the IPL is just months away from going all guns blazing. Before that, the Indian cricket body will be working behind the scenes with an aim to add new more teams soon. Meanwhile, a significant decision over whether told host a mega or mini IPL auction will also be taken.
BCCI had reportedly asked all the respective franchises to wait until December. However, there hasn’t been any official information regarding the matter yet.