MI won IPL 2020. (Source: BCCI)

There has been a lot of discussion about having a 10-team IPL from the next edition. However, according to InsideSport, a BCCI official has said that the time is too less for introduction of new teams for IPL 2021.

“Time is too short for introduction of the new teams for IPL in 2021. Tendering, players auction and most importantly getting all the stakeholders on the same page will be really challenging in short-time span. We are of the view, any addition to the team should only happen for IPL 2022”, a BCCI official told InsideSport.

“Our broadcast rights deal with Star will end by IPL 2021. After the end of the cycle we should introduce new teams so that the broadcast rights and other commercial partnership values can be increased. Final decision now will be taken in AGM only and according to me the plan to increase teams will be shelved this year”.

“Ten teams will mean 94 matches in the home and away format. That implies a bigger window for the tournament, which may be tough given the current situation”, said another BCCI official.

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