The Indian Premier League (IPL) is going to have two new teams in the next edition. That means a total of 10 teams will compete for the ultimate glory in 2022 IPL.
For this, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited bids to get the rights of the new team for the upcoming season. Earlier, it was a two-horse race between the Adani Group and the RP-Sanjeev Goenka Groups as they were hot favourites to own two teams.
But after that, Premier League side Manchester United’s owners, the Glazer family showed interest in bidding and this time the reports claim that the Bollywood superstars- Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are now preparing to bid for a new team in the tournament.
“Currently, the Adanis, the RP-Sanjeev Goenka Group, the Glazer family are all in the mix to own the new teams. Meanwhile, other market giants have also picked up bid documents like pharma companies like Torrent Pharma and Aurobindo Pharma, a Singapore-based private equity firm and US-based venture capitalists. Moreover, Naveen Jindal of Jindal Power and Steel have also shown interest in owning the possible franchisee of Cuttack,” stated in the report.
Bollywood superstars are not new in IPL. Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla are the co-owner of the franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Preity Zinta is the co-owner of Punjab Kings (PK).