New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is set to hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on December 24. The meeting will further see the introduction of two new franchises for the Indian Primer League (IPL). The venues for the upcoming IPL will also be decided in the meeting.
However, it is pretty much certain that 14th edition of the IPL will be held in Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad. It may be noted that the stadium is the largest one in the world, with a seating capacity of 1.10 lakh people.
However, the most important of all is the seeking approval of two new teams to make ten teams in IPL.
As per various sources, the Adani Group and Sanjeev Goenka Group are interested and aiming to own new teams. One franchise for the IPL is surely from Ahmedabad, while the other one might be from Uttar Pradesh's -- Kanpur or Lucknow.
Other important agendas for the AGM meeting of BCCI are the election of a new vice-president, to select the representative of BCCI to the ICC and the Asian Cricket Council, the appointment of the three new selectors along with a chairman of selectors, umpires' sub-committee will also be formed and so on.
What made BCCI take the decision of introducing two new teams is the success of the recent IPL season, which caught a lot of attention and support even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Another reason would be the recent plunge of finances due to the economic recession.
The meeting will also discuss on India's Future Tour Programme of 2020, update the ICC matters, update about ICC T20 World Cup 2021, which is scheduled to be held in India, and also adopt the annual budget for the year 2020-21.