Regardless of the Board of Management for Cricket in India’s (BCCI’s) Annual Basic Assembly (AGM) on December 24 set to approve addition of two new groups to the Indian Premier League (IPL) bandwagon, IPL 2021 should be performed with the identical format, an eight-team-round robin adopted by Playoffs.

Sportstar understands that the proposal so as to add two new groups will likely be handed unanimously on the ground of the AGM however the “office-bearers will likely be authorised to chalk out nitty-gritty”. “Approval on inclusion of two (two) new groups to the Indian Premier League,” states one of many 23 factors on the agenda of the assembly, to be held in Ahmedabad on Thursday.

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“As soon as the addition of the 2 new groups is permitted in precept, the office-bearers will determine whether or not it’s possible so as to add two new groups instantly,” revealed an insider. “In the meanwhile, they’ve been suggested that eight groups ought to be endured with for IPL 2021. As soon as the market improves, the groups may be added for IPL 2022.”

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The BCCI hierarchy is learnt to be all however satisfied about ready until IPL 2022 earlier than including two new groups. On the industrial entrance, consideing the fickle financial state of affairs primarily due the pandemic, it is not going to get the most effective deal both from potential bidders or the broadcaster. Moreover, it has additionally been requested to attend since including two new groups that can to result in an overhaul of all the present groups will likely be a logistical and tactical nightmare for the BCCI executives and IPL franchises to tug off at a brief discover.

A few franchise officers confirmed that regardless of “not having any say in decision-making”, they’ve been informally informed to be prepared for IPL 2021 with “the identical format”.


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