Keshav Bansal, Director of Intex Mobiles was happy with the deal. They will thus pay the BCCI the respective amounts of Rs 16 crore and Rs 10 crore each year, for the two-year period for which they have won the rights as franchise owners.
Mr. Shukla revealed that New Rising also had Nagpur as one of their options, for which they bid Rs. minus 11 crores.
“The bidding of new team is only for two years”.
“People can have perceptions, it’s our duty to change that perception”, said Manohar, who also heads the International Cricket Council (ICC). The IPL auction for the rest of the players will take place on February 6 in Bengaluru. “The base price for reverse bid from central revenue pool is Rs. 40 crore and the party which bids for the lowest share from central revenue pool will be the victor of a new team”. The lowest bidder was given the franchises.
According to the latest report coming in, Intex Technologies has officially bought the Rajkot team to be played in the upcoming season of Indian Premier League 2016.
On December 15, top 10 players from two teams will go on sale at Players Draft and Dhoni is most likely to be the first choice of franchises.
A franchisee workshop will be held in Srinagar on January 13-14, 2016.
Incidentally all the five bidders opted for more than one city from the nine available.
The other three bidders in fray were Harsh Goenka of RPG properties, Axis Clinical and Chettinad Cement, all of whom quoted higher bids than New Rising and Intex Mobiles. Chettinad quoted Rs. 27 crores for Pune and Chennai while RPG bid Rs. 17.88 crores for Pune and Rs. 20.88 crores for Rajkot.
The 10 cities that were initially shortlisted were Chennai, Ahmedabad, Ranchi, Rajkot, Dharamsala, Indore, Pune, Kanpur, Nagpur and Visakhapatnam.
The process of choosing two new teams has to be necessitated in the wake of a two-year suspension imposed by the Supreme Court-appointed Justice R.M. Lodha committee on two IPL franchises CSK and RR after their investigation into the 2013 IPL corruption scandal.