BCCI invites bids for new IPL team
The Indian Premier League (IPL) yesterday took out newspaper advertisements inviting bids to set up a new team to play in the glitzy Twenty20 tournament that has transformed cricket in recent years
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which owns the event, is looking to replace the cash-strapped Deccan Chargers, who were thrown out for financial violations including failing to pay players.
The advertisement, placed in the newspaper, said that the new team had to be based in one of 12 named cities, including Ahmedabed, Dharamshala, Hyderabad and Kochi.
“The winning bidder will be granted the right to own and operate a new team which will compete in the IPL each year from and including 2013,” it said.