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Two matches to be played simultaneously for first time in IPL; two new teams to be announced on this date

BCCI in a release announced the tender dates for broadcast rights for IPL 2023-2027 along with the new match timings for the last two league games.

IPL 2021, Two new teams, IPL 2022

BCCI in a release announced the tender dates for broadcast rights for IPL 2023-2027 along with the new match timings for the last two league games | Photo: BCCI / IPL

Updated: Sep 28, 2021, 10:41 PM IST

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced that the last two league matches before the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 playoffs will be played concurrently.

In a first for the IPL, the last two league matches before the IPL 2021 Playoffs will be played concurrently. On the last day of the league stage (October 10, 2021) of the ongoing season, instead of having one afternoon match and one evening match, two matches (SRH v MI and RCB v DC) will be played simultaneously at 7.30 PM IST (6.00 PM GST).

Auction of two new teams

The Governing Council of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Tuesday confirmed that two new teams for the tournament will be announced on October 25. The Governing Council of the Indian Premier League met on Tuesday and it was announced that a day after the India-Pakistan T20 World Cup encounter, two new IPL teams would be announced.

“The IPL Media Rights tender for the cycle 2023-2027 will be released immediately after the appointment of two new IPL teams which is scheduled to be announced on October 25 2021,” said BCCI in an official statement.

 NEWS : BCCI announces Tender of IPL Media Rights for 2023-2027 cycle

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— BCCI (@BCCI) September 28, 2021

The BCCI had earlier informed they have decided to extend the date for purchasing the Invitation to Tender (ITT) for the right to own and operate one of two proposed new IPL teams document till October 10 from the initial deadline of October 5.

The Governing Council of the IPL had issued the ‘Invitation to Tender’ (“ITT”) document available on payment of the non-refundable tender fees on August 31, 2021.

“Pursuant to request from interested parties, the BCCI has now decided to extend the date for purchasing the ITT document till October 10, 2021,” Jay Shah said in a statement.

The ITT will be available to interested parties on receipt of payment of the non-refundable tender fee of Rs 10,00,000 (Rupees Ten Lac Only) plus any applicable Goods and Services Tax. All other terms contained in the Invitation document shall be applicable. “Interested parties are requested to email at [email protected] to get further details for purchasing the ITT,” the statement added.

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