The quintessential couple of Bollywood, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh is all set to join the bidders for the new IPL teams. It started with a competition between very few well-established companies. But it has now elongated to multiple companies and alliances bidding for the two new IPL teams.
Just one day after the biggest class of India vs Pakistan, BCCI will announce the names of the new IPL teams on the 25th of Octoer. The bidding process is going to be huge as eminent personalities are intrigued to be a part of IPL. IPL 2021 is going to be a tournament between 10 teams instead of 8. And the entire cricket family is definitely looking forward to the new teams and their owners.
An official told Outlook India that there are many bidders who want to own the new teams. Also, there is not a specific favorite at the moment. "The BCCI is not keen to give the rights to an off-shore company and will prefer Indian buyers but power equations can change the script dramatically."
Also, the partnership between Bollywood and OPL is nothing new. We have seen many people from Bollywood owning teams and are still continuing to do so. Shah Rukh Khan is the owner of Kolkata Knight Riders whereas Preity Zinta owns Punjab Kings.