Two new teams have been added to the Indian Premier League (IPL) for its 2022 edition, making it a 10-team affair. The decision to include two new teams was ratified at Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)'s 89th Annual General Body Meeting (AGM) held in Ahmedabad on Thursday.
According to a report, the two new teams are expected to be Lucknow and Ahmedabad. The latter is likely to get the newly inaugurated Motera Stadium as its home ground. Besides, with the addition of the two new teams, IPL 2022 is will witness 94 league games instead of the usual 56-matches long season.
Meanwhile, Twitter users reacted with hilarious memes after BCCI's decision.
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In another major development, BCCI, in principle, decided to back the ICC's bid for inclusion of cricket, in the T20 format, in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics "after getting some clarifications from the International Olympic Committee".
Also, it was 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.
The BCCI has decided that women's tournaments (senior and junior) along with age-group tournaments (U-23, U-19, U-16) will be held simultaneously at the time of IPL-14 which, in all likelihood, will be held in India despite the pandemic-related concerns.
In other decisions, veteran Congress leader Rajiv Shukla was officially anointed the Board's vice president in place of his protege Mahim Verma from Uttarakhand. Brijesh Patel will continue as the chairman of the IPL Governing Council.
(With PTI inputs)