BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said that the body is considering the possibility of another IPL model cricket league.
BCCI received an overwhelming response to the auction of the two new Indian Premier League teams and this made them consider the possibility of having one more league in the country.
“We are thinking about this (a new T20 league), considering the number of people who wanted to own an IPL team,” Anurag Thakur said.
The new league, if launched, will probably fill in the calendar space which was left void by the cancellation of the Champions League Twenty20 tournament. Thakur, meanwhile, confirmed that the IPL will remain as an eight-team affair due to TRP reasons.
“If we have 10 teams, we will not be able to fit them in the IPL window and that would also mean more 4pm games that do not bring in the kind of TRP the evening games do and the quality of the game too suffers,” Thakur added.
This means that the new teams, Pune and Rajkot will have to leave the Indian Super League when Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals make their return.
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