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IPL 2022: Lucknow, Ahmedabad hot favourites as bases for new franchises

The BCCI recently extended the deadline to receive the tender documents for the 9th and 10th IPL franchises for Lucknow and Ahmedabad cities

The Indian Premier League (IPL), one of the biggest franchise-based cricket leagues in the world, is set to get bigger with the introduction of two new franchises. From the Adani Group to Manchester United’s owners, the Glazers, several big names have expressed their interest in owning one of the two new franchises, sources said.

Not just corporate houses, a number of state bodies have evinced interest in being home to the two new franchises. As per a report, Lucknow and are topping the charts in the race as home venues for the two new franchises.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently extended the deadline to receive the tender documents for the 9th and 10th IPL franchises. “Pursuant to requests from various interested parties, has now decided to further extend the date for purchasing the ITT document till 20 October 2021,” a BCCI had said.

It isn’t yet known when the Indian board is going to announce the names of the two new owners but there’s a strong chance that the franchises will be based out of and Lucknow.

List of interested parties to have shown interest in the two new franchises:

  • Sanjeev Kumar – RPSG.
  • Glazer Family – Owners.
  • Adani Group.
  • Naveen Jindal – Jindal Power & Steel.
  • Torrent Pharma.
  • Ronnie Screwvala.
  • Aurobindo Pharma.
  • Kotak Group.
  • CVC Partners.
  • Based PE Firm.
  • Hindustan Times Media.
  • Broadcast & Sport Consulting Agencies ITW, Group M.

Alongside and Lucknow, Cuttack, Guwahati, Ranchi and Dharamsala were shortlisted as the bases of the two new teams. 

It isn’t the first time that the is expanding the number of franchises in the league. Pune Warriors India and Kochi Tuskers were part of the league in 2010 before their contracts were terminated.

Rising Pune Supergiant and Gujarat Lions, on the other hand, were roped in as replacement franchises when Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were suspended from the T20 league for two years.


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