10-team IPL from 2022! BCCI AGM approves 10 teams for IPL, backs ICC’s bid for Cricket in Olympics

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Updated: December 24, 2020 6:15 PM

10 teams in IPL from 2022: Board sources also said that BCCI will back ICC's bid for cricket's inclusion in 2028 Olympics.

10-team IPL from 2022! BCCI general body approves move in Ahmedabad AGMIPL 2022 10 teams: Adani Group and Sanjeev Goenka's RPG (owners of the Rising Pune Supergiants) had shown interest in owning new IPL teams and Ahmedabad was highly likely to get a new IPL franchise. (File photo)

10-team IPL from 2022! The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) general body in its AGM in Ahmedabad has approved the inclusion of two more teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL) from its 2022 edition to make it a 10-team IPL, reports said.

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Also, at the BCCI AGM it was decided all first-class players, both men and women, will be suitably compensated for curtailed domestic season due to COVID-19 pandemic, PTI reported.

Board sources were also quoted by PTI as saying that BCCI will back ICC’s bid for cricket’s inclusion in 2028 Olympics after some clarifications from IOC.

It had previously been reported by PTI that the Adani Group and Sanjeev Goenka’s RPG (owners of the Rising Pune Supergiants) had shown interest in owning new IPL teams and Ahmedabad was highly likely to get a new IPL franchise.

Among other decisions, veteran Congress leader Rajiv Shukla was officially anointed BCCI vice president in place of Mahim Verma from Uttarakhand.

PTI also reported that the BCCI general body decided in favour of Sourav Ganguly continuing as a director in the ICC Board. BCCI Secretary Jay Shah will be the alternate director as well as India’s representative at the Chief Executive Committee meets of the global body, the report added.

The BCCI has also decided that if its does not get full tax exemption from the government of India to host the World T20 next year, as sought by the ICC, then it would agree to deduction from its annual revenue of USD 390 million from the global body. “We have told the ICC that we will approach our government for tax rebate but if we don’t get that exemption, the amount, which is around USD 123 million, will be deducted from our annual revenue, so we will get around USD 267 million. But India is hosting the 2021 T20 World Cup,” the source told PTI.

The key topics on BCCI AGM Agenda were election of BCCI Vice President, election of 2 representatives of general body in IPL Governing Council, adoption of BCCI Annual Budget FY 20-21, adoption of Ombudsman and Ethics Officer, adoption of Cricket Committees and Standing Committees as mentioned in Rules 26 and 25 (Constitution) respectively, appointment of Umpires Committee in Rule 27, appointment of representative or representatives in ICC and or similar committees, approval of two new teams to IPL 2022, discussion on BCCI’s stand on inclusion of cricket in Los Angeles Olympic Games in 2028, to update ICC matters, to update on NCA matters, to update on ICC T20 World Cup 2021 to be held in India, and to update on India’s FTP Program.

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