Despite the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) AGM on 24th December set to approve addition of 2 new sides to the Indian Premier League (IPL) bandwagon, IPL 2021 could still be played with the same format, an 8 teams-round robin followed by playoffs.
It is understood that on the floor of the AGM, the proposal to add 2 new sides will be unanimously passed, but the "office bearers will be able to chalk out nitty-gritty. This issue states one of the 23 points on the agenda of the AGM which will take place on 24th Dec in Ahmedabad.
An insider disclosed that once the addition of the 2 new sides is approved in principle, the office-bearers will figure out whether adding 2 new sides is feasible immediately, at the moment they’ve been advised that 8 sides should be retained for IPL 2021. The teams for IPL 2022 can be added once the market improves.