After the completion of the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020), there were several official announcements regarding the addition of two new IPL teams by 2021. As the IPL 2021 draft was just a few months ahead after IPL 2020 in UAE amidst the COVID delay, the idea was later postponed and shifted to the next two years.
Consequently, the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) decided that it will eventually be adding two more teams in the next two editions; 2022 and 2023. However, the theory seems to be jeopardized as the fate of the IPL 2021 remains in peril amidst the hapless health conditions in India.
Reviving the plans, one of the officials of the BCCI has spoken on the scenario denying such discussions and said that it not the time to talk about the addition of the two new IPL teams where even the future of the fourteenth edition of the cash-rich league hangs by a thread.
IPL: No plan to add two more teams in the near future
“Time is not right to even talk about the new IPL teams at this stage. We have to first decide the way forward on the suspended season and then only decisions can be taken on the new teams for IPL 2022. No discussion in this regard is happening at this stage in the BCCI,”Advertisement
Notably, the event is due to start by 28th April but the feeble COVID surge in the country might postpone to recommence it later in the calendar year.
“We don’t see any moment on this before July. We can’t give any timelines at this stage. As I said, no discussion currently in this regard is taking place in BCCI for now,” he added.
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