'IPL is the most powerful aspect of the game' - Michael Vaughan reacts after two new franchises are added to the tournament

‘IPL is the most powerful aspect of the game’ – Michael Vaughan reacts after two new franchises are added to the tournament

Micheal Vaughan also added that people will now get to see more matches being played in the IPL going forward.

Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

The 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be a 10-team affair. And, the two new cities that have joined the fray are Ahmedabad and Lucknow. The bidding process for the 2 additional teams was completed on 26th October 2021.

While the RPSG Group shelled out a humongous sum of INR 7090 Crores to buy the Lucknow franchise, the Ahmedabad side was bought by the CVC Capital Partners for INR 5625 Crores.

And now, former England skipper Michael Vaughan has offered his thoughts on the IPL becoming a 10-team tournament from 2022. Vaughan tweeted that with the two new franchises being bought for huge sums of money, it is clear that the IPL is the most powerful entity in the game of cricket. The 46-year-old also added that people will now get to see more matches being played in the IPL going forward.

“With the 2 new franchises going for huge numbers it’s now very clear the IPL is the most powerful aspect of game now. It’s inevitable that we will see more games & longer tournaments,” tweeted Vaughan.

You can see the tweet from Michael Vaughan below

It is heartening to see the inclusion of two new teams: Sourav Ganguly

The President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sourav Ganguly also offered his thoughts on the matter. Ganguly stated that the BCCI is happy to welcome the two new IPL franchises for the 15th edition of the tournament.

Ganguly also added that the two new franchises being bought for such high sums of money stands testimony to the financial strength of the Indian cricketing ecosystem.

“The BCCI is happy to welcome two new teams from the next season of the Indian Premier League. I would like to congratulate RPSG Ventures Ltd & Irelia Company Pte Ltd for being successful bidders. The IPL will now go to two new cities in India viz in Lucknow and Ahmedabad. It is heartening to see the inclusion of two new teams at such a high valuation, and it reiterates the cricketing and financial strength of our cricket ecosystem,” said Sourav Ganguly.