It is almost confirmed that there would be an inclusion of team in the Indian Premier League format which will definitely extend the season. The upcoming edition of IPL 2021 is likely to held in March and BCCI is all set to release the approval of the inclusion of two new teams by making a competition of ten teams in the league tournament.
According to the reports given by Cricbuzz, BCCI is going to set a meeting for the next edition of IPL which will be discussed in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) which would be held on 24th December 2020. A notice regarding the meeting has been initiated by BCCI which has been signed by the secretary Jay Shah. It is not the first time there will be 10 teams. It has also happened in the year 2011 where ten teams played in the league whereas for the two seasons league was promoted with competition of nine teams and it is predicted out that ten teams will compete for the title in the IPL 2021.
The reports suggests that one team will be added in the next edition and the other one will be added in the 2022 season. But if this happens then it would create a major issue in the auction facing stiff consequences from other franchises so it would be good to add both the teams in the same season to avoid two mega auctions at regular instances.
With the addition of two new teams in the Tournament will create huge changes in the history of the Indian Premier League. With the present scenario league is played with 14 matches by per team and each team compete the same opponent two times one as a home base and other is on different base. With 8 teams playing twice a match a total of 14 matches whereas if there is addition of two new teams in the list will make a fluctuations in the format. According to the reports given by Times of India, with two teams inclusion format will be reverted and will be played the same took place in 2011 edition.
As in 2011, ten teams were in the league in which five-five teams were split into 2 groups and fourteen games will be played in the group stage two matches with each other that is one from away and one in the home.
With two groups having 5-5 teams, in the group stage will make a competition and the best two teams from both the groups will qualify for the playoffs. The format seems to much complicated but it will ensure time slot for the BCCI.