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IPL 2022 New Teams Bidding Lalit Modi Levels Allegations Against BCCI, Says ‘Betting Companies Can Buy IPL Team Now’


New Delhi: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced addition of two new teams to the Indian Premier League (IPL). The tournament, which so far has eight teams participating in the cash-rich T20 league, will become a 10-team affair from next season.

Billionaire RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, commonly known as RPSG Group won the bid for Lucknow franchise with INR 5625 crores bid and RPSG group claimed Lucknow franchise with INR 7090 crores bid.

Soon after BCCI made the official announcement regarding the same after the completion of bidding process, former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi on Wednesday took to Twitter to level serious allegations against one of the owners of new IPL team.

“I guess betting companies can buy an IPL team. must be a new rule. apparently, one qualified bidder also owns a big betting company. what next? does BCCI not do their homework? what can Anti-corruption do in such a case? #cricket.”

The number of matches in the IPL will also increase next year. A total of 74 matches can be held in IPL 2022 edition, wherein each team will play 7 home and 7 away matches. 

“We’re extremely happy that Indian cricket is growing forward. That is what is important for us. We look at Indian cricket and that’s what our job is. The more Indian cricket prosperous, the better it is,” BCCI President Sourav Ganguly told ANI on the addition of two new IPL teams.


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