IPL: Bidding process for 2 new teams to start after November 9

New Delhi, Oct 28: The bidding process for 2 new teams for the next two seasons of Indian Premier League (IPL) will begin after November 9, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced today.

Following the suspension of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) for 2 years (2016 and 2017) due to owner/official's involvement in betting, the Indian cricket board decided to induct 2 new teams as replacements for 2 seasons.

IPL: Bidding process for 2 new teams to start in November

Today (October 28), all other 6 franchisees - Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab were updated about the latest developments and decisions.

"Honorary Secretary of the BCCI Mr. Anurag Thakur and IPL chairman Mr. Rajeev Shukla met with the representatives of the six franchisee's in Delhi today to update them on the recommendations proposed by the BCCI working committee for the next two years of the IPL," BCCI said in a media release.

"The franchisees were informed that IPL season 2016 and 2017 will continue to remain an eight team event and the bidding for the two new teams for these seasons will start after the BCCI AGM on 9th November 2015. They were also briefed about the modalities of the player auction for year 2016 and 2017. The Franchisees welcomed vivo Mobile as the new title sponsors of the IPL," it added.

IPL chairman Shukla said, "It was a very fruitful discussion. We briefed the franchisee about the steps to be taken by BCCI regarding the two-year suspension of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. Their feedback is valuable to us and they appreciated the solutions suggested by the IPL working group which were later recommended by the BCCI working Committee."

BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said, "We are making constant efforts to keep our stakeholders involved at all levels. It was important for us to take the franchisee on board and let them know about our discussions and recommendations and our reasons behind those recommendations with regards to vivo IPL season 2016 and 2017. The franchisees expressed satisfaction and support towards the IPL. We are committed to deliver the best of IPL editions in the years to come."

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