In a big update ahead of the resumption of IPL 2021, it is been reported that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is mulling to add two new teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL). IPL franchises and the officials are already in UAE ahead of the Phase 2 of IPL 2021, which is set to kick start from September 19.
Two IPL teams likely to be from Ahmedabad, Lucknow or Pune: Sources
According to recent reports, the Indian board is looking to extend the tournament and add two teams. As reported by PTI, the home venue for the two new franchises in IPL could possibly be Ahmedabad, Lucknow or Pune. Further, the BCCI has also set the base price of INR 2000 crore for the new teams.
Earlier on being asked about the 10-team tournament, a senior BCCI source was quoted as saying to Times Now, “The 10 team IPL will roll on from next year and the bidding process and finalisation of the new franchises will be completed by the month of May this year. Once the teams are finalised, they can start their operational work which takes considerable time.”
IPL 2021 Phase 2 to start with the El Clasico from September 19
IPL franchises namely - Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings are already in UAE preparing for the much-awaited tournament resumption. With the tournament just 19 days away from today, the mega-event will commence with the El Clasico clash between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.