BCCI has replaced Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals with Rajkot and Pune. Mobile company Intex and industrialist Sanjeev Goenka won the bid for Rajkot and Pune. Pune and Rajkot became the two new entrants into the ninth edition of Indian Premier League. Sanjiv Goenka successfully bids for Pune team.
Many cricket followers said that Rajkot and Pune’s inclusion in IPL map is good for Indian cricket.
Ravindra Jadeja has become the most discussed player. While some of the tweeple’s are busy to discuss what would happen to Rajkot after two years when CSK and RR will back in the action. At the same time, many have lamented CSK and RR’s disassociation from the 9th and the 10th edition of the IPL.
Goenka will pay 16 crores for Pune while Intex will pay 10 crores for Pune.
These two cities will be valid for 2016 and 2017 session until CSK and RR completed their two years ban.
Twitter reacted to the announcement
— #Team_Gareeb (@Being_royals) December 8, 2015
So Shashank Manohar comes in as BCCI Head and the 2 New IPL teams are from Pune and Rajkot. Any surprise there ?
— Rajasimhan (@simhan87) December 8, 2015
— Gnanashekar (@Gnanashekar) December 8, 2015
After playing for RR, KTK & CSK can Ravindra Jadeja finally play for his home city franchise in #IPL
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 8, 2015
— Rj Dhrumil (@RjDhrumil) December 8, 2015
What rhymes with Intex Rajkot….? #ipl
— Innocent Bystander (@InnoBystander) December 8, 2015
After 2 years what do you want the Rajkot fans to do ?? Go back to eating Fhafda / Gathya Waat the faak #ipl
— Gabbar – The Artist (@prash_prince) December 8, 2015
— Harsh Lapsia (@harshlapsia) December 8, 2015
— Mayank Ramhariya (@MK_Ramhariya) December 8, 2015
Why do people seem to be having a hard time about Rajkot having an IPL franchise?
— Ranga Chandrashekhar (@RangaBeast) December 8, 2015
Ok..those who were born in 60s or earlier would know that #Rajkot is the birthplace of one of India’s earliest medium pacers, Karsan Ghavri
— विकास का सिपाही (@VikasKaSipahi) December 8, 2015
— Chintan Mistry (@chintanmistry4) December 8, 2015
Rajkot interesting addition to IPL. I would imagine @imjadeja will be star pick for franchise in auction. If so, will he also be captain?!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) December 8, 2015
— He-Man’s Shoe! (@hparmekar) December 8, 2015