There are indications that 10 teams will be played from next season in the IPL which has been played with 8 teams so far. The BCCI has decided to expand the IPL and it is understood that the blueprint for this expansion has been prepared. In which plans have been prepared on two new teams, player retention, auction, increase in the budget received by the team, on many issues.
According to the Times of India, the BCCI will launch a tender for the ownership of the two new teams in mid-August. Bids for the two new teams are expected in mid-October. Meanwhile, the rest of the IPL 2021 season will be played in the UAE.
Several corporates including Sanjeev Goenka Group, Adani Industries Group, Aurobindo Pharma Ltd, Gujarat Torrent Group are keen to buy the two new teams. Apart from this, BCCI has come up with a plan to retain players in the team to retain the players and each team owner will have an opportunity to retain 4 players in their team before the auction.
But BCCI has put a condition for this that out of these 4 players, 3 players should be Indian and one player should be foreign or 2 players should be Indian and 2 players should be foreign. In such a situation, it has to be seen when the BCCI takes the final decision on all these developments.