After the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 successfully ended amid the pandemic, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has already started planning for the next edition. The board is, reportedly, preparing for the full auction ahead of the 14th edition of the IPL.
As per The Hindu, the BCCI officials might already be in touch with the franchises for the same. According to a well-placed source in the BCCI, there are also plans for the big auction, keeping in mind their plan to introduce a ninth team for the next season. The move might be to strike a financial balance after the pandemic hit.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly informs IPL 2021 to be in April-May
Earlier, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had informed that IPL 2021 would be hosted in April-May. He had also hinted that the cash-rich league was likely to be hosted in India.
As for IPL 2020, Mumbai Indians have lifted the coveted trophy after comfortably defeating Delhi Capitals in the grand-finale. Asked to bat first, Rohit Sharma restricted DC for 155 totals courtesy Trent Boult’s excellent bowling with the new ball. The speedster sends Marcus Stoinis for a golden duck and sent Rahane and Shimron Hetmyer for 2 and 5 runs respectively.
While chasing the target, Rohit Sharma got on the nerves of DC bowlers from the very start, smacking boundaries. He amassed 68 runs off 51 balls while Ishan Kishan Gunn-blazing 33*off 19 balls knock led Mumbai Indians to chase down the target in 18.4 overs.
With the victory, Mumbai Indians had also broken their odd and even jinx and has established their supremacy while also became only the second IPL team to defend the title.