Among the topics which have been raised and discussed at the BCCI‘s(Board of Control for Cricket in India) 89th Annual General Body Meeting was the addition of new teams to the 2022 Indian Premier League. The meeting was held on Thursday in Ahmedabad, Gujarat where the BCCI board approved having 10 teams for the 2022 IPL.
The members pondered on joining two new teams into the Indian Premier League. As indicated by the sources, Ahmedabad is said to have a new IPL team which is said to have the world’s biggest cricket stadium at Motera with a total seating limit of 110,000.
Another significant turn of events is that the board decided to support the ICC’s bid for the incorporation of cricket, in the T20 design format, in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics after getting further notification from the International Olympic Committee.
The BCCI plans to get the match in progress, following a while’s deferral, in January with the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 title.
Also, the general body members are in favor of Sourav Ganguly to continue as the ICC Director, and also secretary Jay Shah will be the other director and the representative of India for the Chief Executive Committee in the global meeting. They also announced Rajeev Shukla as the Vice president of BCCI.
The other key decisions taken during the AGM are KM Majumdar and Brijesh Patel were reappointed as the representative member to the IPL Governing Council by the General Body,
All top-notch players both men and women will be reasonably compensated because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pragyan Ojha who was designated by the Indian Cricketers Association (ICA) as a player representative, was appointed to the IPL Governing Council at the AGM.
The BCCI likewise increased the restriction of repayment of medical claim insurance of the former first-class cricketers to INR 10 Lakhs. The retirement age of the BCCI partnered umpires and scorers has likewise been increased to 60 years.
The General Body likewise approved the Office Bearers of the BCCI to settle on the issues include the arrangement of Cricket Committee, Standing Committees, Umpires Committee, BCCI’s delegate to ICC Board of Directors, setting up the new National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru and the resulting plan to set up zonal foundations, and choosing the locations for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2021.