IPL 2020 might have finished just a few weeks ago but the BCCI has already started its plans for the next edition of the tournament. Ever since the thirteenth edition of the tournament finished on November 10, the reports of two new IPL teams from the next edition have been doing the round.
And the BCCI is now all set to turn the reports into reality by approving the addition of two new franchises. According to a report in Cricbuzz, the approval will be done at the BCCI Annual General Meeting (AGM), set to be held on December 24. A notice with regards to the same has already been sent to affiliated units by the BCCI, signed by secretary Jay Shah.
The BCCI has reportedly listed a total of 23 matters to be discussed at the AGM including the election of the vice president. Mahim Verma, who held the post after being elected unopposed last year, has given his resignation and is set to be replaced by a new name.
The meeting will also see a discussion taking place on the future of current president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah. Both of them are way past their designated tenures and should have been taking a mandatory cooling off period in normal circumstances.
Among some of the other important matters that will be discussed at the AGM are “Election of two representatives” in the IPL Governing Council as well as the appointment of two members of the General Body and one representative of the Indian Cricketers’ Association. The report further stated that a discussion will also take place on “BCCI’s stand on the inclusion of cricket” in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.
Adani and Goenka interested:
According to a report in The Mirror last month, Adani Group and Sanjiv Goenka Group are interested parties and might bid for the new IPL teams. Reports have also suggested that the new IPL teams are likely to be based in Ahmedabad and another in a Uttar Pradesh city of either Kanpur or Lucknow. Pune is also in the fray.