Ahmedabad: The governing body of the Cricket Board of India (BCCI) has approved the entry of two new franchises in the Indian Premier League (IPL) during the Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will make 10 teams a part of the tournament from 2022.
In another major decision, the BCCI, after clarification from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has agreed to support the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) bid to include the T20 format of cricket in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.
“Two new teams will be inducted from the 2022 IPL,” a board source said.
It was also decided that all male and female first-class players would be given suitable compensation in view of the domestic season due to the Kovid-19 epidemic.
The BCCI is planning to start the domestic season with the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Championship in January after a delay of several months.
In other decisions, veteran Congress leader Rajiv Shukla was formally appointed as the vice-chairman of the board in place of Mahim Verma of Uttarakhand.
It is also learned that the General Assembly has decided to stay on as a director of Sourav Ganguly in the ICC Board.
Secretary Jai Shah will be the alternate director and the representative of India in the committee of chief executives of the global body.