After the suspension of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, two new franchises are set to make entry in Indian Premier League for 2016 and 2017 editions. There will be numerous applicants for the 2 new teams in IPL as per the belief of BCCI’s vice president T.C. Matthew.

Speaking to IANS Mr. Matthew said, “There is no doubt that there would be a good number of applications as it has been decided to select two new teams to replace Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals who remain suspended for two years.”

Further Matthews has said that officially it is announced that there will be 8 teams playing in the 9th season of tournament with the inclusion of two new franchises. After the successful implementation of 2 years ban for CSK and RR, both teams will be arriving in 2018 IPL and it will be 10 team event in 2018.

“There would be eight teams, including the two new ones for the 2016 and 2017 editions and once after that, there would be an overhaul and the total number of teams from 2018 would be ten,” he added.

In 2011 IPL there were two new teams Pune Warriors and Kochi Tuskers were introduced in cash rich league but in 2012 and 2013 both these teams got exit from the league. Kochi was debarred from the competition over bank guarantee issues in 2012 whereas Tuskers pulled out from IPL after 2013 season.

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