BCCI likely to add two new teams for IPL 2021: Reports

The meeting will be held on 24 December, 2020

Guwahati: The BCCI, in their Annual General Meeting will look to work on adding two new teams in the IPL, the PTI reported.

The meeting will be held on 24 December 2020.

As per reports, they will also discuss the appointment of the country’s ICC representative and three new national selectors.

The additional teams in the IPL is understood to be the among the most important points of the agenda for the AGM with the Adani Group and Sanjeev Goenka’s RPG (previously owners of the Rising Pune Supergiants) interested. A franchise from Ahmedabad is also on the cards, PTI reported further.

The election of the vice-president also on the agenda. As is the norm, the BCCI has sent a 23-point agenda to all affiliated units 21 days prior to the holding of the AGM.

Another important point will be BCCI’s representative to the ICC and the Asian Cricket Council. It is expected that secretary Jay Shah will be the BCCI representative in the global committees.

The appointment of three new selectors, along with a chairman of selectors, is also on cards given that Cricket Committees and Standing Committees are part of the agenda.

“Selection committee is a part of cricket committee plus the technical committee also needs to be formed. They are all statutory sub-committees,” a BCCI source was quoted as saying by PTI.

The umpires’ sub-committee will also be formed and matters related to the National Cricket Academy will come up for deliberation.

The agenda also includes discussion on India’s Future Tours Program for 2021, preparation with regards to organisation of next year’s T20 World Cup (includes the ICC tax issue) and inclusion of cricket in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.

On the administrative front, one of the primary points on the agenda is the election of a new vice president, a position that has been left vacant after Mahim Verma’s resignation. It is expected that the choice would be unanimous.

Also, two representatives from the governing body will get a seat in the IPL governing council, the report stated.

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