The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will introduce two new teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022)’s 15ste issue. The BCCI has already submitted a tender and is offering invitations for one of the two teams to be added next year.
BCCI has also set a base price of Rs 2000 for the two new teams of the Indian Premier League. As two new teams will be part of the IPL 2022, the league matches will definitely shoot up, achieving a total of 94 matches. This is due to the fact that the matches in IPL are usually played at home and away.
Cannot have home and away format and 94 games in IPL: BCCI Official
However, BCCI is in a dilemma as they may not be able to find a window to host 94 matches in one edition of the Indian Premier League. Therefore, it was reported that the Indian board is returning to the format used in IPL 2011 when there were 10 teams in the league for the first and only time.
“We can not have home and away format and 94 games, there is no window,” A BCCI official informed Cricbuzz.
In this format, each team plays against five teams at home and away and four others once. This format can retain 14 league matches and the total league matches will be 74, which is in any case two less than the maximum number. The BCCI must also comply with their contract with Star broadcasters and the number of games must be below the specified limit.
As for the two new franchises, most people who know the developments believe that Ahmedabad and Lucknow are the favorite places to host the two new teams as they have two new stadiums with large capacity respectively.
The Adani group from Ahmedabad is an absolute favorite to enter the pool. . On the other hand, it is reported that the RPSG group is also interested in buying one of the franchises. The RPSG group was previously the owner of the Rising Pune Supergiant franchise that reached the final of the IPL 2017.