The BCCI’s governing body on Thursday ratified the entry of two new franchises in the IPL to make it a 10-team affair from 2022 right through its Annual General Assembly (AGM). In another major development, the Board, in precept, determined to back the ICC’s tender for inclusion of cricket, in the T20 format, in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics “once you have some clarifications from the International Olympic Committee”.
Two new teams will be introduced in the 2022 IPL. Also, it used to be determined that every one first-class players, both women and men, will be suitably compensated for the curtailed domestic season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The BCCI plans to receive the domestic season underway, after several months’ delay, in January with the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 championship.