BCCI hints at adding a ninth team in IPL 2021; full auction to take place?
IPL 2021 is already having some of the exciting news coming in as it gears up for the entry of ninth team next year. Alley Sport brings you all the updates of a ninth team in IPL 2021 and a mega auction taking place.
BCCI hints at adding a ninth team in IPL 2021 and this might help in a mega auction taking place owing to a new team coming in. On a possible note, the new team coming in could be from the city of Ahmedabad after the refurnishing of the stadium to make way for a record capacity. This also means IPL 2021 should be back to taking place in India according to the plans of BCCI.
The addition of a ninth team for the IPL 2021 should increase the amount of matches played by each team to 16 from 14 and the overall matches to 72 from 56 in the league stages. 2020 IPL was a great success on account of the circumstances it was being held and also the intensity of the matches after a long Covid break. Mumbai Indians managed to win the IPL 2020 title yesterday and remained the most dominant team through out.
Ultimate Motive of adding new team
The ultimate motive behind the move had to be the financial crisis that had been affecting the country due to the corona virus pandemic and the lockdown imposed respectively. The ninth team addition will make the IPL 2021 more interesting and exciting to watch. Who could captain the new IPL 2021 team if they are confirmed to take part? Suresh Raina?
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had stated that all the arrangements have been taking place to get the IPL back to being played in India for the next IPL 2021 in April-May. The domestic tournaments in India has yet not got underway and likely to take place next year as the pandemic situation is still worse in the country.
Mega auction to take place
Just as the great IPL 2020 season ended, the teams have been told to be prepared for a mega auction next year by the BCCI and the IPL fans will be overjoyed . The mega auction is likely to take place in January next year and it will be fascinating to see the big players going into the pool for huge money.
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