The Board approves the inclusion of two more teams in the Indian T20 League from the 2022 edition of the tournament. The decision was taken in the Annual General Body meeting held in Ahmedabad on Thursday.
"There are a lot of modalities that need to be discussed and most of the stakeholders feel that with IPL being held in April, there is very little time for a mega auction and to have a uniform retention policy, agreeable to all the existing franchises," a senior BCCI official told stated.
"You have to invite tenders and have a bidding process ready. In case you have two teams winning bids in late January or early February, they need to be given time for auction which can then be held only in March. That leaves a new team with very little time to plan," he also added.
In another major development, BCCI has decided to back the ICC's bid for the inclusion of cricket, in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics. Teh Board has also decided that all first-class players, both men, and women, will be suitably compensated for the curtailed domestic season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here’re the other key points from the AGM meetings:
lRajiv Shukla has officially anointed the Board's vice president in place of Mahim Verma.
lThe domestic season will get underway, in January with the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 championship.
lThe general body decided in favour of Sourav Ganguly continuing as a director in the ICC Board.
lSecretary Jay Shah will be the alternate director and India's representative at the Chief Executive Committee meets of the global body.