It's official: BCCI gives nod for 10-team IPL from 2022
Indian Premier League this year was played in UAE amid COVID-19 spreadImage source: Sakal Media Group

It's official: BCCI gives nod for 10-team IPL from 2022

The BCCI's governing body on Thursday made the decision to allow the entry of two new franchises in the IPL 2022

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in its AGM (Annual General Meeting) in Ahmedabad approved the addition of two more clubs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) from its 2022 edition to make it a 10-team IPL, reports said.

It had previously been reported media that Adani Group and Sanjeev Goenka’s RPG (owners of the Rising Pune Supergiants) had shown interest in buying new IPL teams and Ahmedabad was highly likely to get a new IPL club.

A decision was also made that all first-class players, both men and women, will be suitably compensated for curtailed domestic season amid coronavirus outbreak, PTI reported. BCCI also decided that the board will back ICC’s bid for cricket’s addition in 2028 Olympics after some clarifications from IOC, board sources were quoted by PTI.

Currently, IPL comprises of eight teams, the same number of clubs with which the league had made a start in 2008. However, in 2011, IPL did have ten teams with the addition of Pune Warriors India and Kochi Taskers Kerala. The two teams only played one season.

It was also reported that the general body decided in favour of Sourav Ganguly continuing as a director in the ICC Board. In other decisions, Congress leader Rajiv Shukla was appointed as the board's vice president in place of his protege Mahim Verma from Uttarakhand.

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