As the latest franchises of Lucknow and Ahmedabad on Tuesday got the green signal from the BCCI to go ahead and make their debut in the upcoming season of the IPL, it was also confirmed by Chairman Brijesh Patel that the Mega Auction will be held in Bengaluru on February 12th and 13th.
But, before the two new franchises were allowed, it was found out that CVC Capital had a connection with two betting companies abroad. This led to an investigation by the BCCI, who after a thorough cross-examination, allowed Ahmedabad to step into the IPL.
According to reports, Sanjiv Goenka’s RPSG Group bid a huge amount of Rs. 7,090 crore for the Lucknow franchise while Ahmedabad was successfully bid by CVC Capital for Rs. 5,625 crores.
The franchises have also been given a budget of Rs. 33 crore to select three players but they cannot pick more than two Indian and one foreign player.
Yes, a formal clearance has been given to both Lucknow and Ahmedabad franchises. Both of them have been given two weeks’ time to finalize their draft picks.
said Brijesh Patel.
And apart from this, it was also confirmed that TATA Group will be taking over the IPL from Vivo and it will now be called TATA IPL instead of Vivo IPL.
TATA Group is the first Indian company apart from DLF to sponsor the IPL.
It will continue to do so for two seasons of the IPL after Vivo decided to withdraw itself from the sponsorship.
It is for sure now that the upcoming edition of the IPL will be looking bigger and better with 10 teams competing for the coveted IPL trophy.
Pandya all ready to take charge as captain for Ahmedabad Franchise
According to reports, it is pretty much clear that Hardik Pandya will be leading the Ahmedabad franchise in IPL 2022.
Yes, Hardik Pandya is being looked at as the skipper for Ahmedabad. The final decision is expected to come out soon.
said a source.
There is also news of the Ahmedabad franchise hoping to rope in Rashid Khan of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians’ wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan into their franchise as well.
Let’s hope the new franchises play well and impress fans all over India. A lot is resting on these two new teams.
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