New Delhi, 29/6 (AO Bureau):IPL has given big revenue to BCCI. In view of this, the Indian Cricket Board is going to do Mega Auction next year. In the auction (IPL Auction), all the franchises will be able to retain some players. Everything else will be auctioned. Two new teams will be added from next year. The board is soon going to issue tenders for new teams.
According to the rule, all the franchises will retain three players. Apart from this, two players can be included through RTM. All other players will be bidding. Mumbai Indians have won the IPL title 5 times. In such a situation, most of the eyes will be on him. Which players does the last franchise retain? There are also apprehensions about the future of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Will he continue to be the captain of the team? RCB team can retain Virat Kohli as captain.
The number of matches will increase
From next season, the number of teams will be 10 instead of 8. In such a situation, the number of matches will also increase. However, the BCCI has not yet announced what will be the format of the tournament after the increase in the number of teams. It can be organized by dividing the teams into two groups in addition to the current round robin. 76 to 94 matches can be played. For this BCCI will need a bigger window. The workload of the players will also increase. Next year’s T20 World Cup matches are also to be held in Australia.
The matches of the current season are to be held in UAE.
There are also reports of the second phase of IPL 2021 starting from September 19 in the UAE. However, its schedule has not come yet. Due to Corona virus, the first phase in India had to be postponed midway on 4 May. Till then only 29 matches of this league were played. 31 matches are yet to be played. After this season, matches of T20 World Cup are also to be played in UAE.