The Board of Control for Cricket in India has approved the addition of two more teams in IPL from 2022 onwards. This decision was taken in recently concluded Annual General Meeting hosted in Ahmedabad as It was speculated from long time that two more teams is likely to be added in the upcoming edition of cash rich league but the only uncertainty was the year in which this expansion will take place which has now put to rest.
The major point of discussion in the recently concluded Annual General Meeting was expanding the IPL by adding two more teams and the only reason why the addition of two more franchise in 2022 will take place not in 2021 as there is less time left for preparation for the next year mega event as April and May Month is the window reserved by BCCI for conducting IPL every year.
Also conducting a 10 team IPL where 94 games will be played will require two and half month’s window and the availability of the top overseas players for the entire duration of the league would also become doubtful. Also broadcast money for IPL will be re-negotiated when the matches will increase from 6o to 94 in numbers. Thus BCCI needs time to prepare their complete module of organizing 10 teams IPL tournament smoothly.
The other point of discussion in recently concluded meeting was conducting pending domestic leagues in the month of February and May after concluding Syed Mustaq Ali trophy which will start from January 10th 2021. Also Rajiv Shukla was elected unopposed as the new Vice President of world richest cricket board in the Annual General Meeting held in Ahmedabad.