Bad News for the new franchise fans of Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions as they are not seeing any future after 2018.
This two new teams are the replacement of the suspended teams Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals.
Reason behind this is the timing of the league and the players involve in the league if BCCI increase the teams then another 20 matches they have to add and another 15-20 days they have to add so the league will expand to 3 months from 2 months.
This may effect the International cricket but in football, players continue playing for the nation and for the League on same time so there is no any possibility like this ?
BCCI has said : “Should there be an expansion, the league will not have more than 10 teams and 76 matches at any stage,There will be eight teams and 60 matches from 2018”.
One of the bidders said : “They have told us that they will ensure eight teams and 60 matches every year.”
This 2 franchises said: “We knew it was going to be for two years initially but let’s see how things turn out. Let’s first see what happens to the BCCI on Monday (in the Supreme Court). Then we will decide our future course of action.”
If BCCI wants they can do that things but recently their fight against the Lodha Panel and this turn out to be the side effect of that Panel proposals to the BCCI.
BCCI also said that IPL bring so much money to the Indian Economy and it is the revolution of the Indian cricket and if Lodha Panel continues to distract then they may shut down the IPL.