In the 15th season of the Indian Premier League, a total of 10 teams will compete to win the title. The BCCI had already announced this and on Monday 25 October, the decision on two new teams was also taken. Two franchise teams from Lucknow and Ahmedabad will play in the next season. This will happen once again after the year 2011 when this tournament will be played between 10 teams.
The auction was held on Monday in which Goenka Group (RPSG Group) took the Lucknow team for Rs 7090 crore, while Manchester United had bid below 5000 crores for it. Apart from this, CVC Capitals, the owner of Formula One, took the Ahmedabad team for 5600 crores.
5 franchises no longer part of the tournament
In the past, franchises like Deccan Chargers, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Pune Warriors India, Rising Pune Supergiant and Gujarat Lions have also appeared for a few seasons but disappeared later due to different reasons. Of these, only the ownership of the Deccan Chargers team has changed. That team is now known as Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Rising came into existence for two years after Pune Supergiant and Gujarat Lions, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were banned for two years. When Chennai was banned under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, he played for Pune and also took charge of the team. Interestingly, the second season of IPL was won by Deccan Chargers, while Rising Pune reached the final under the captaincy of Supergiant Steve Smith, but the title was won by Mumbai Indians.