IPL edition 2021 was won by the Yellove army with Chennai Super Kings lifting the cup under Thala Dhoni’s captainship. Though Captain Cool did speculate on whether or not to stay in CSK, there is the excited reveal of two new teams to join the IPL battle.
The bidding process for the two new IPL franchises began in Dubai with ten parties submitting their bids to own a team at one of the six cities, including Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Cuttack, Dharamsala, Guwahati and Indore.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has officially announced the inclusion of two new teams from the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with the cities of Lucknow and Ahmedabad being chosen as the final teams. The RPSG group and CVC Capital have won the bids for the Lucknow and Ahmedabad franchises, respectively.
The highest bid of Rs 7090 crore was placed by the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group while CVC Capital had the second highest winning bid of Rs 5166 crore.
With the inclusion of ten teams for IPL 2022, the format remains the same where each team shall play others twice.