The IPL 2020 ended up with Mumbai Indians winning the trophy for the 5th time, second in a row. Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals played the Final match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. The BCCI held the competition effectively with no hiccups, and many have appreciated the organization for the way it handled the tournament amid Covid-19.
As per a report in The Hindu, the BCCI is probably going to direct a full auction before the tournament of the next year gets in progress. A few media reports, as of late, have proposed that the next auction could be a little one due to the insufficient time between the two IPL seasons.
Notwithstanding, the BCCI is supposedly pondering to proceed with their original plan of arranging a grand auction. Furthermore, the report expressed that the BCCI officials may be in contact with the franchises already for the same. One reason behind holding the grand auction is the introduction of another IPL team for the next season.
BCCI to add new IPL team
The BCCI is eager to add another team to the IPL to find some kind of financial balance for the board after the pandemic chaos. Sources say that the franchise will probably have a base in Ahmedabad. Of course, a corporate giant will leap to bag the 9th franchise as usual. As of late, Gujarat has become the home to the largest stadium in the world as per capacity. Motera stadium near Ahmedabad underwent a renovation and increased the capacity to 110,000.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had explicitly remarked that India would hold the IPL 2021 version. The board is preparing for the same. He further added that BCCI would hold IPL 2021 during the April to May period.