There has been intense uncertainty over this year’s IPL due to the corona. Speculation was rife that the Mega League would not exist this year. However, the BCCI was a grand success in hosting the 13th IPL in Dubai amidst catastrophic conditions. Although the corona was disturbed before the start of the league .. After that everything went smoothly. Mumbai Indians won the final against Delhi and won the title. With this victory, the BCCI is reportedly preparing for next year’s IPL. However, the 2021 league has only six more months to go. A mega auction is also to be held. Interestingly, the board is planning to include the 9th team in the league.
As the IPL is a super hit in the UAE, news is coming out that the board has informed the franchises to be ready for the mega auction. Board revenue fell sharply due to the corona. With the sponsors backing down, the board entered into agreements with companies that were interested at the time. But, the board is trying hard to bid with the intention of not hurting the financial situation in the future ..!
The demand to increase the number of teams in the league has been around for some years. However, the BCCI, choked with allegations of court interference and fixing, temporarily withdrew the idea. Management fell into the groove after Ganguly took over as chairman of the board. In addition, the BCCI needs to bury the financial losses caused by the corona. Forming a new team in addition to the existing 8 teams will generate huge revenue. Hence the information that the 9th team is focused on formation. It is also the Ahmedabad home team in Gujarat. The Gujarat Lions were temporarily brought on screen when a two-year ban was imposed on Chennai. Two years later the team disappeared. We want to set up another franchise based in Ahmedabad with the intention of representing the region ..!
That’s not all the recognition the IPL team owner gets. It is learned that many business tycoons and industrialists are vying for franchise rights. However, the name of the Adani Group, which belongs to Gautam Adani, is prominently heard. Full details, bidding procedure is likely to be released soon. The mega auction is likely to take place in December or January if all goes as planned. The green signal for the auction will be given only after a resolution is reached on the 9th team. However, it is not yet clear how the respective franchises will lure players. However, a franchise official said it may not be possible to put everyone up for auction. Star said the respective teams were not ready to give up players.