The Indian Cricket Board is aiming to include two new franchises in the Indian Premier League (IPL) before next year’s edition. However, the process is still in preparation and will require market analysis as well as feasibility, said a leading BCCI office.
“We expect to have two franchises during the IPL next year, but we will have to see the market and also assess the situation prevailing in the country. We cannot guarantee a schedule because there are many things we need to consider,” the cashier said on Monday. of the Cricket Control Board of India (BCCI) Arun Dhumal to IANS.
There have been rumors that Ahmedabad could host one of the franchises.
However, the bidding process will have to start before the final decision on recognizing a new franchise is made.
While IPL 2021 was suspended in the middle of this year (after 29 of 60 matches were played) due to the appearance of the Covid-19 case in four of the eight franchises, the rest of this year’s edition will be played from September 19 to October 15 in the United Arab Emirates. Emirates (UAE).
The Cricket Control Board of India (BCCI) is planning a mega auction before next year. In a mega auction, with the exception of three retentions and two players on RTM cards, all players are landed in the bidding pool.
If two franchises are added, then there will definitely be a mega auction.
This will include additional matches and a wider window.
The Council wants to wait and watch.