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IPL governing council will meet on Tuesday to decide the further roadmap of IPL  2022, regarding the venue and auction strategy. They will also hand out the letter of intent (LOI) to new IPL franchises- Lucknow and Ahmedabad which is basically their official welcome to join other 8 other teams in the league.

Notable that CVC Capital who owned the Ahmedabad franchise had gone through some legal enquiry as the company had some connections with a betting firm in the United Kingdom. BCCI panel had reviewed the matter and given the green signal to them.

IPL Governing Council Meets Today To Decide Roadmap of IPL 2022 1

IPL auction:

As they hand out the letter of intent (LOI) to two new IPL franchises, they will be given a window to sign 3 players before the auction. There are various reports suggesting that the Ahmedabad franchise might sign Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan, and Ishan Kishan as their 3 players while talks have been going on for the Lucknow franchise as KL Rahul is the front runner to captain them.

Both sides already announced their coach. The Lucknow franchisee who owned by the RPSG group opted for former Zimbabwe captain Andy Flower as their head coach while Ahmedabad went with former Indian speedster Ashish Nehra.

Meanwhile, the auction will likely be held on February 12 and 13 in Bengaluru.

IPL Trophy. (BCCI/IPL Photo)
IPL Trophy. (BCCI/IPL Photo)

 

IPL in Maharashtra:

There will also be discussions around possible venues for the upcoming edition of IPL as 4 venues across Mumbai and Pune emerged as frontrunners to host IPL 2022. According to reports, Breourne Stadium, Wankhede Stadium, Dr DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai and Maharashtra cricket association ground in Pune might host 74 matches in IPL 2022. It will reduce the air time for players and officials so it will be easier to maintain the bio-bubble. Notable that IPL 2021 was halted midway due to a covid outbreak as the rest of the season was held in UAE in September-October 2021.

“The IPL begins only in April. By then, the third wave will come down. And moreover, even the vaccine drive will be on. So the IPL can still be hosted in India. The number of venues alone could vary,” an IPL official stated.

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