Indian Premier League (IPL) will be a 10-team affair from 2022 as the BCCI has decided to auction two new teams in the month of May during the playoffs of current edition.
The BCCI top brass including president Sourav Ganguly, secretary Jay Shah on Saturday had a meeting on the execution of various policy decisions approved by the IPL Governing Council at the start of the year.
“The 10 team IPL will roll on from next year and the bidding process and finalisation of the new franchises will be completed by the month of May this year,” —- senior BCCI source
“Once the teams are finalised, they can start their operational work which takes considerable time,” the source added.
It may be recalled that during the two year suspension of Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings between 2016-17 , two new teams were floated – Rising Pune Supergaints and Gujarat Lions . Pune team reached finals of 2017 edition and lost narrowly while Gujarat Lions played in playoffs . It now remains to be seen whether both these teams are revived or fresh teams come up.