BCCI plans tender for new IPL team after Diwali

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The board earlier put forth the plans of including a ninth crew for the upcoming championship.

Rohit Sharma captain of Mumbai Indians
Rohit Sharma captain of Mumbai Indians. (Photograph Supply: IPL/BCCI)

After the completion of the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL), the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) has already pulled up its socks for the 2021 version with not a lot time left. Earlier it’s realized that the board is considering including a ninth crew and subsequently, it’s planning to carry out a young for the brand new franchise after the Diwali competition will get finished and dusted with.

Beforehand, it was reported that two new groups can be added for the upcoming event. However the BCCI is considering proscribing to at least one crew itself for 2021 and thereafter carry within the different crew from the 2022 season onwards. An answer is feasible inside the subsequent 72 hours or so after the IPL governing council and BCCI’s office-bearers meet.

If studies are to be believed, the RPG-Sanjiv Goenka Group, the Tatas and the Adani Group have proven keenness to personal a brand new IPL franchise. Additionally, together with media stalwart Ronnie Screwvala, banker Uday Kotak has proven fairly a little bit of curiosity as nicely.

“The tender is almost definitely to come back after Diwali, as soon as a call is taken on this regard. And no matter whether or not it’s one franchise or two, if new groups are available then a mega public sale can’t be prevented,” sources have been quoted as saying in The Occasions of India (TOI).

Nevertheless, as per those, aware about the event, the prevailing eight franchise and the opposite stakeholders concerned have put forth some points.

Listed below are the considerations surrounding the brand new IPL crew:

a) The central income pool is unlikely to endure a change till the 2023 version and therefore, a brand new aspect coming in will consequence within the dilution of the current income cycle.

b) With the 2021 version of the event prone to start between final week of March and the primary week of April, there’s not enough time (simply three-and-half months) to conduct a mega public sale.

c) If one new crew is introduced in, it is going to lead to 60 matches going as much as 76, within the present format. If two new franchises are incluced, the variety of matches will go as much as 90 and a significant concern is that the IPL window is just too quick to regulate these video games.

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