With lots of discussion carried out in the process over the inclusion of teams in the IPL edition is now seems to be pale as BCCI came up with a probable decision over playing with the same franchise for the upcoming edition as said by Times of India. The actual reports will be summoned till 24th December after the official Annual General Meeting (AGM) by BCCI will take place.
“Time is too short for introduction of the new teams for IPL in 2021. Tendering, players auction and most importantly getting all the stakeholders on the same page will be really challenging in short time span. We are out of the view, any addition to the team should only happen for IPL 2022,” stated by one of the BCCI officials to Inside Sport.
So this will eventually predicts that BCCI is dropped the aim over inclusion of teams in the upcoming tournament.
“Our broadcast rights deal with Star will end by IPL 2021. After the end of the cycle we should introduce new teams so that the broadcast rights and other commercial partnership values can be increased. Final decision now will be taken in AGM only and according to me the plan to increase the teams will be shelved this year,”
“Ten teams will mean 94 matches in the home and away format. That implies a bigger window for the tournament, which may be tough given the current situation,” added by another BCCI official.
The final call will be taken in the AGM by BCCI.
It seems that the actual addition of new teams will only take place in the IPL 2022 as due to lack of accessibility and feasibility dropping the idea should be more valuable.
“BCCI could call for bids in February and March or April- whenever they think the time is right. The adding of new franchises, say stakeholders, will also add value to the 2021 edition once it becomes a talking point. That’s the line of thought as of now,” reported by TOI.
Goenka and Adani are the top contenders for the new franchises
It is said that if teams get included then it will represents the top contenders that is Sanjeev Goenka of RPSG and Adani Group by Gautam Adani. As Sanjeev Goenka has also owned one of the franchise for the two year contract that is Rising Pune Supergiants for IPL- 2016,2017 respectively.
CSK will be interested to buy Tim Seifert
New Zealand Wicket-keeper Batsman Tim Seifert recently played in the three-match T20I series against Pakistan where he became the leading run-scorer from either side. It was then that Fleming expressed his desire to sign Seifert for the Super Kings.
“There’s a team in yellow that might have a look at you (Seifert) as well. Not just Brendon McCullum’s team, there are other teams out there,” Stephen Fleming was quoted as saying during commentary.