The BCCI in its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Ahmedabad approved the proposal to add two more teams to the Indian Premier League (IPL) fold, taking the total teams to 10.

The Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI) in the meeting asked the IPL Governing Council to work out the modalities to add the new teams for IPL 2022.

The AGM in Ahemdabad on Thursday passed the proposal in unison and left it to the experts to decide.

The IPL Governing Council will now have to factor in financial and logistical factors, besides also considering the additional window required for the increased number of games.

Several key decisions were also taken during the 89th AGM of the BCCI.

Some of the key decisions taken during the Annual General Meeting of the BCCI:

The electoral officer, AK Joti, announced the election of Rajeev Shukla as the vice-president of BCCI.

Further, Brijesh Patel and KM Majumdar were unanimously re-elected as members representative to the IPL Governing Council by the General Body.

Pragyan Ojha, who was nominated by the Indian Cricketers Association (ICA) as a player representative, was inducted to the IPL Governing Council at the AGM.

The General Body also decided to seek further clarification from the ICC on their proposal to include cricket in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.

The BCCI also increased the limit of reimbursement of insurance medical claim of retired First Class cricketers to Rs 10 lakh.

The retirement age of the BCCI affiliated umpires and scorers has been increased to 60 years.

The General Body approved disbursement of funds to the ICA.

The General Body also authorized the office-bearers of the BCCI to decide on the following matters: Appointment of Cricket Committee, Standing Committees and Umpires Committee; BCCI’s representative to ICC Board of Directors and or any similar organization; setting up the new National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru and the subsequent plan to establish zonal academies;  Decide the venues for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2021.

The office-bearers of the BCCI will also decide on the BCCI Domestic season 2020-21 and form a working group in order to compensate the players, match officials and others involved in cricketing activity if they are not able to participate due to cancellation of cricket matches/tournaments owing to COVID-19.

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