28.1 C

IPL 2021: Adani, Goenka, and a few others eyeing the ownership of the 9th IPL team

The idea of a potential 9th franchise being added to the Indian Premier League (IPL) is gaining some serious steam. Some heavyweights of various industries are eyeing the ownership of the 9th team.

The planning for IPL 2021 has already started. The Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) will have to conduct the IPL 2021 roughly four months from now on. However, a significant decision, which can make the tournament even more interesting, is yet to be made. BCCI is planning to potentially add an extra 9th team.

What started as a vague idea has quickly turned into something substantial as some huge names are targeting the ownership.

The front runners to battle for the ownership

Firstly, one thing is certain now that Ahmedabad city will be included in the IPL roster before anyone else. The names of Lucknow / Kanpur or Pune will only come for discussion if the BCCI decides to increase more than 1 team for IPL 2021 or IPL 2022.

- Advertisement -TechnoSports-Ad

According to reports, Adani Group owned by Gautam Adani and RPSG owned by Sanjeev Goenka will be the biggest contenders for the 9th IPL team. Adani has always shown keen interest in owning the IPL team. Goenka, on the other hand, has already been the owner of the IPL franchise Rising Pune Supergiants for two years.

Adani australia kY1 IPL 2021: Adani, Goenka, and a few others eyeing the ownership of the 9th IPL team

Other than Adani and Goenka, South India’s top actor Mohanlal along with one of the business house based out of Southern India have also shown interest in owning the IPL team. The names of the Tata group, Uday Kotak, and Ronnie Screwwala have also been associated with ownership.

The first and really positive indication coming from the BCCI camp is that a full auction will be conducted for the IPL 2021. The auction will be conducted either at the end of December or the first week of January. Reportedly, the BCCI has informally discussed the matter with franchises as well. The final decision will be taken in the next 2-3 weeks according to a BCCI official.

- Advertisement -TechnoSports-Ad

It will be interesting to see a full auction as teams like Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals, and Kings XI Punjab would look to build a new skeleton for their team. It will also be beneficial for talented Indian players who have been toiling in the domestic circuit or working under the watchful eye of Rahul Dravid.

Do check out:


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.




Related Stories

More from author

India’s tour of Australia 2020-21: Everything you need to know

The IPL hangover is dialling down as the Indian fans are keeping their respective jerseys aside to reunite with that beautiful blue jersey! The...

IPL 2021: Rahul Dravid supports the expansion of IPL, says there’s “a lot of talent in store”

Former Indian captain, the legendary Rahul Dravid strongly believes that the Indian Premier League (IPL) is "ready for expansion" in terms of the number...

Virender Sehwag picks his best XI of IPL 2020!

IPL 2020 will go down in the history as one of the best and memorable tournaments in its history. The tournament was so competitive...

Team India rumored to play in ‘Retro Kit’ during the Australia tour!

The Indian cricket fans are still in their IPL hangover as not finding any cricket on their TV sets at 7:30 PM has been challenging...