Mumbai: Soon after the competition of yet another highly successful edition of Indian Premier League, the BCCI has already started planning for the next edition.
The Indian cricket board is planning to extend the upcoming season and is reportedly planning on adding a ninth franchise to IPL’s roster.
As per a report, the BCCI will also be considering to have two new teams on board for IPL 2021.
Describing the same, one source told Times of India said, “The tender is most likely to come after Diwali, once a decision is taken in this regard. And regardless of whether it’s one franchise or two, if new teams come in then a mega auction cannot be avoided.”
The report suggested that the Adani Group, the Tatas and the RPG-Sanjiv Goenka Group are very keen on owning an IPL franchise. On the other hand, leading banker Uday Kotak and media entrepreneur Ronnie Screwvala are also believed to be front runners in the race.
The final decision is likely to be taken within the next 72 hours and a tender will be released thereafer.