The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will discuss the addition of two new teams to the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the inclusion of cricket in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics in its annual general meeting scheduled to be held on December 24.

The IPL currently has eight franchises and its latest edition was held in the United Arab Emirates without fans due to the coronavirus pandemic. Notably, BCCI has reportedly listed a total of 23 matters to be discussed at the AGM including the election of the vice president.

"Approval on the inclusion of 2 (two) new teams to the Indian Premier League” was listed on the agenda seen by Reuters.

Another important point will be BCCI''s representative to the ICC and the Asian Cricket Council. It is expected that secretary Jay Shah will be the BCCI representative in the global committees.

The appointment of three new selectors, along with a chairman of selectors, is also on cards given that Cricket Committees and Standing Committees are part of the agenda.

"Selection committee is a part of the cricket committee plus the technical committee also needs to be formed. They are all statutory subcommittees," a senior BCCI source said.

Cricket featured at the 1900 Olympics and was played in the 1998 Commonwealth Games but has largely been absent from multi-sport events, which critics say has restricted the sport’s growth beyond its traditional pockets.

The International Cricket Council, the world governing body of the sport, backs the idea of the sport’s inclusion in the Olympics but the BCCI has been reluctant.

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