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A 10-team IPL will mean 94 games and a two-and-half month window which can throw the international calender into disarray.

A view of the IPL 2020 trophy on display at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2020, 2nd Eliminator, Abu Dhabi, November 8, 2020 ©BCCI
A view of the IPL 2020 trophy
A view of the IPL 2020 trophy on display at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2020, 2nd Eliminator, Abu Dhabi, November 8, 2020 ©BCCI

25 December, 2020 | 05:29 a.m.

Staff Writer

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday approved the addition of two new teams to the Indian Premier League (IPL). The decision, agreed in principle at the 89th annual general body meeting in Ahmedabad, will see the tournament expand into a 10-team event starting with the 2022 season.

“Two new teams will be introduced in the 2022 IPL," a PTI report said, quoting a person aware of the development, The IPL governing council has been asked to work out the details.”

A 10-team IPL means 94 games and nearly two and half month window which can throw the international calendar into disarray. Also, the availability of the top foreign players for the entire duration of the IPL needs to be ensured and the broadcast money per year which is for 60 matches also needs to be re-negotiated.

As of now, Star India pays Rs 16,347.50 crore for a period between 2018-2022 and till date it was for 60 matches per year. Some of the biggest names who seem to be interested in buying teams include business tycoons Gautam Adani and Sanjeev Goenka (erstwhile owner of Rising Pune Supergiant).

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