New IPL teams to be announced on March 8
IPL commissioner Lalit Modi said on Wednesday that the two news teams to be added to the fourth edition of the tournament will be known on March 8.
Modi wrote on Twitter that “Tenders can be collected from BCCI/IPL offices from 21st Feb for the two new teams. The bids will be opened on 8th March 2010 in Mumbai.”
According to Modi, Ahembdabad, Nagpur, Kanpur, Dharamshala, Indore, Cuttack, Gwalior, Vishakapatnam are the current cities with stadia that can invite bids.
“Rajkot, Pune, Baroda and Cochin which have new stadia going under construction are also eligible to be bid for,” he added.
Details for the bidding process for two new teams will be posted on IPL’s official website on February 21.
The base price for the two new teams is USD 225 million.
Modi said that the new team owners and management will have access to IPL season 3 to better prepare them for Season four.