New Team in IPL 2021, Mega and Mini Auctions Updates all you need to know. Indian Premier League to feature a new franchise. New Team in IPL 2021, Mega Auctions Updates or Mini Auction Updates all you need to know.
After the end of the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League on Tuesday, 10 November – Mumbai Indians win the Dream11 IPL 2020 title against Delhi Capitals. This looked like a one-sided encounter as the defending champions beat DC by 6 wickets and 8 balls to spare. For Delhi, skipper Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant scored crucial half-centuries. In response to that, Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma also scored a well-crafted half-century and guided his team to the victory.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is now planning to add 2 more team to the Indian Premier League. There will be mini auction only before IPL 2021.
Updates on IPL 2021:
However, reportedly, the BCCI has already begun the planning and preparations of IPL 2021. The BCCI is looking to feature two new teams in the next edition of the Indian Premier League which is to be played in early 2021. But now in BCCI AGM it’s decided to add new teams before IPL 2022.
Earlier, Sourav Ganguly in an interview said that IPL 2021 will take place from April to May. The BCCI is also keen on bringing the T20 tournament back to India for the next edition of IPL if the COVID scenes are good enough to conduct IPL and Vaccine will be in place. However, UAE will be kept as a backup option, said Sourav Ganguly, BCCI President.
New development on IPL new teams, BCCI sources said that due to the tight timeline new team might be added in 2022 only. Also, there is a bigger change to have Mini auction only before IPL 2021 where teams can bid for new players.
IPL 2021 Auction date – 11 February 2021.
New Team in IPL 2021:
As per the reports from various sources, the new franchise might be based on Ahmedabad city. BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly had previously hinted for the addition of a new team. It seems that hint looks to be true.
The addition of the ninth team to IPL 2021 is learned to be a strategical move by BCCI. Previously, due to COVID, BCCI struggled to find the title sponsor after VIVO backed out due to anti-China sentiments. In the meantime, BCCI found the title sponsor as Dream11 but the bidding amount was not enough to carry the load. In response to low bidding, the BCCI halved the prize money to the franchises, which they get after winning the title.
Update: In BCCI annual general meeting BCCI took the decision to add new team before the IPL 2022.
Mega Auctions Updates:
Also, if a new team will be added to the IPL 2021, then definitely BCCI will conduct the mega auction ahead of IPL 2021. The auctions are reporting, to get delayed due to the tough times. Also adding new team ideas got postponed. Usually, Auctions are conducted in December or January but this time it might get delayed.