Just a day after IPL 2020 drew to an end, cricket crazy fans are eagerly waiting for IPL 2021 to start. Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by five wickets to win IPL 2020 and lift their fifth IPL trophy. And now reports have emerged that BCCI is planning and preparing to host Indian Premier League 2021 in India. Some reports have also stated that the Indian cricket board is likely to add one more franchise to the mix and make the IPL a nine-team tournament from season 14. Anxious fans have already taken to social media to show their excitement for IPL 2021 and many have even started making plans for their respective teams ahead of the new season. IPL 2021: BCCI Likely to Add Ninth Franchise for Next Edition of Indian Premier League, Teams Asked to Prepare for Mega Players Auction, Say Reports.

According to multiple reports circulating online, BCCI have already started planning for the next edition of the IPL and are looking to add a new franchise to the tournament for IPL 2021. The new team is most likely to be from Ahmedabad with the Gujarat Cricket Association recently refurbishing the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium into a one lakh sitter. Plans of hosting a mega IPL players auctions for IPL 2021 have also emerged with reports stating the board have already asked the eight teams to prepare for a big players auction for next season. Gautam Gambhir Wants Rohit Sharma to Replace Virat Kohli as India’s ODI & T20I Captain as Mumbai Indians Lift Fifth IPL Title.

Fans are already excited for the new season of the IPL and have started trending #IPL2021 on social media immediately after the IPL 2020 final. Some fans have also expressed their disappointment on the ending of IPL 2020 and are eagerly waiting for the new edition of the IPL to begin. Take a look at some of the best reactions on Twitter as fans anxiously wait for more clarification on IPL 2021.

CSK Fans Are Eagerly Waiting for IPL 2021

Just a Little Wait...for IPL 2021

IPL 2021 to Be Held in India?

Chennai Super Kings Preparing for IPL 2021

Fans After IPL 2020 Final

New Team in IPL 2021?

Fans Eagerly Waiting for IPL 2021

5 Months to Go for IPL 2021?

Mega Players Auction in IPL 2021? Meanwhile Fans...

IPL 2021 Please Come Fast

BCCI to Fans Ahead of IPL 2021

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had already revealed plans of hosting IPL 2021 in India during the course of IPL 2020. Season 14 of the IPL is likely to be held between March and May in India with the players auction scheduled for either the final week of December or in January. The scheduling of IPL 2021 will also depend on the cricketing assignments of the Indian national cricket team, who are set to tour Australia for a full-fledged series that will run until the second week of January before they also host England at home in their next series.

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