BCCI is planning to make the Indian Premier League a 10-team tournament in the upcoming years. According to reports of Times of India, BCCI is planning to add one more IPL team from the Indian Premier League 2020. It means a nine-team tournament till 2022 before introducing the tenth team.
As per the report, BCCI is contemplating a base price of USD 300 million (INR 2000 crore approx.) for a new IPL team. “Nine teams work well until a new FTP can fall in place (2023) and BCCI can introduce the 10th team,” TOI quoted sources as saying on Thursday. “There are buyers. That’s not the point. But are there enough buyers coming to the table where bidding can be a competitive process? For one franchise? Yes, For two? Let’s see.”
According to Times of India, the Sardar Patel stadium in Ahmedabad is ready to for this and the new stadium will ready to host the cricket from march 2020. This will be the biggest cricket stadium in the world with 1.1 lakh capacity.
“There will be takers, given the following for cricket in Ahmedabad and the resources available there. So, if a tender is brought out for one franchise right now, there’ll certainly be a great amount of interest and will set a benchmark for the future,” the report further quoted sources as saying.
“Will Kochi Tuskers be offered money or a franchise? It’s a big question. Regardless of whether BCCI is in a strong position in some cases or on the backfoot on some, the point is that legal cases are on and smoothly settling them before beginning afresh is the right thing to do,” sources added.
In the Past for two years, IPL had a 10 team’s tournament. But BCCI terminated Pune Warriors Indian and Kochi Tuskers Kerala from the Indian Premier League.