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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jai Shah with T-20 World Cup Trophy. The tournament will be hosted by India in 2021.

The Cricket Board of India (BCCI) took a major decision regarding IPL at the 89th Annual General Meeting (AGM). In 2021, 8 teams will play in the tournament as before, but in 2022 two more teams will be added. Also, every first class cricketer (women and men) will get compensation for the loss from Corona.

The meeting was held at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad on Thursday. In this, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly will continue to be the Director in the ICC Board and major decisions have been taken like appointing Rajiv Shukla as the Vice President of BCCI.

These big decisions were taken in the meeting

  • The BCCI will support the ICC’s decision to include cricket in the 2028 Olympics after clarification from the International Olympic Committee.
  • BCCI President Sourav Ganguly will continue to be a Director on the ICC Board. In his absence, Secretary Jai Shah will take over this responsibility.
  • Shah will also be an India Representative in the ICC. He will represent the board at the chief executive meeting of the ICC.
  • All domestic tournaments will be held after the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 Championship in January.
  • Rajiv Shukla was formally appointed as the Deputy Chairman of the Board. The post was vacant since Mahim Chaudhary.
  • BCCI Secretary Jai Shah and Treasurer Arun Dhumal ask the central government to give tax exemption for ICC T20 World Cup 2021 and 2023 ODI World Cup
  • Will talk about Both the World Cups are to be hosted by India.
  • According to sources, the BCCI has increased the insurance cover of cricketers from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh.
  • Also, the board has increased the retirement age of umpires, match referees and scorers from 55 to 60.

Which cities can the new franchisee be in?
Ahmedabad’s name is at the forefront of the new franchise. Anyway, the Gujarat Cricket Association has built the country’s largest stadium in Ahmedabad with a capacity of 1 lakh 10 thousand spectators. With this, IPL will also get more viewers in the matches to be held here. Pune, Kanpur or Lucknow are named in the race for the second franchise.

New franchisees, so are buyers also new?

  • Gautam Adani, owner of the Adani Group, one of the richest people in the country, has already expressed his desire to buy IPL franchises. Now that the name of Ahmedabad is leading, the Gujarati businessman has found a reason to join the IPL.
  • Adani may get a tough fight with Sanjeev Goenka of RPG Group. Goenka has been the owner of Pune Supergiants, part of the IPL.
  • South’s superstar Mohanlal is also said to be keen on buying a new IPL franchise. He is accompanied by big businessmen from South. Mohanlal also visited Dubai during the recently concluded IPL. Such speculation has been taking place since then.

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