The new Indian Premier League teams Rising Pune Supergiant and Gujarat Lions will not play the next edition of IPL as they are making way for suspended Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, confimed Gujarat Lions owner Keshav Bansal.
The Indian Premier League could be extended to ten teams but Chennai Super Kings and Rojasthan Royals were supended.
“As we speak today, the contract states that the two new teams Pune and Gujarat will go out, so that’s the fact of the matter,” Bansal told Cricbuzz on Wednesday (May 3).
“When we bought the team, it was very clear that we will be buying it only for two years and after two years, these two teams will go out and the other two will come back, so that’s the way it is.”
“For sure, the intention is there,” he said. “When we bought the team it was a different scenario, today it’s a different scenario, I’m quite attached to IPL personally and professionally both so I think the economics and all the other factors should be feasible, so given a chance we would love to (continue),” he added.
Both Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiant have good fan base since the last year. In the debut season, Gujarat Lions reached the play-offs but Rising Pune Supergiant finished the season at 7th spot.