BCCI has finally come to a conclusion to expand the Indian Premier League by injecting a couple of teams ahead of IPL 2022. The decision was taken during the 89th Annual General Meeting held on Thursday in Ahemdabad. Earlier, there were reports that BCCI will add teams ahead of IPL 2021. But with less time available it is impossible for the new inclusions.
It’s been a long time that the talks are going on regarding the addition of new teams. But no action was taken as yet. But, now a three-member governing council comprising of chairman Brijesh Patel, Khairul Jamal Majumdar, and Pragyan Ojha have been given responsibility for the expansion of the tournament.
BCCI Takes Some Important Decisions During Annual General Meeting
The 14th edition of the tournament is just a couple of months from its commencement and the majority of the stakeholders felt that is a difficult task to find new teams in such a short span of time with mega-auction approaching fast. Meanwhile, if by any means BCCI finds appropriate buyers then the tournament duration will get stretched from 2 months to at least 2 and a half months. Also, BCCI has a contract of 60 IPL games. And, they will also have to renegotiate over the same.
The other decision that was during annual general meeting was that Sourav Ganguly will continue as the director of ICC. Also, Rajiv Shukla was elected as the vice-president of BCCI in the meeting. BCCI confirmed that the cricketers and staff will get compensation if the domestic season gets curtailed due to any circumstances. However, they have proposed the idea to carry out with Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy starting on January 10, 2021.
This year there are reports that mega-auction is expected to take place. But, BCCI is yet to disclose the details related to the same and dates on which it will take place