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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday gave its approval for a 10-team Indian Premier League (IPL) from the 2022 edition at the Annual General Meeting in Ahmedabad.

Never has the IPL witness 10 teams battle it out for the coveted trophy with 9 being the maximum number reached in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 seasons.

The 2021 season of IPL will be played with the regular 8 teams and bids will be invited for the addition of two new teams from the 2022 season.

"At this point, the 10-team IPL, if BCCI intends to conduct it in 2021, will be a hurried one given that the tendering process and a mega auction will be difficult to organise in such a short span of time.

"It is only fair that the approval is taken and the big 94 match tournament is held in 2022," a senior BCCI official said on the eve of the meeting.

Meanwhile, the BCCI will support International Cricket Council's (ICC) bid for the inclusion of cricket in 2028 Olympics after clarity from Indian Olympic Association.

Veteran Congress leader Rajiv Shukla was officially appointed the BCCI's vice-president, a post which was vacated by his protege Mahim Verma from Uttarakhand.

It was also learnt that the general body decided in favour of Sourav Ganguly continuing as a director in the ICC Board. Secretary Jay Shah will be the alternate director as well as India's representative at the Chief Executive Committee meets of the global body.

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