The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 auction may go on February 11. The IPL Governing Council has asked all 8 franchises to submit a list of the Retained Players by January 21. The council spoke on Monday through a virtual meeting.
According to cricket website ESPN Cricinfo, there may be a mini auction this time. The trading window has also been opened in the meeting. The tournament date and venue have not been decided yet. India is the first choice for the IPL, but looking at Corona, it can also be held once again in the UAE.
It can be difficult to get matches on home-away basis
Brijesh Patel and Pragyan Ojha, who were in the three-member IPL governing panel, also discussed the venue, but no decision could be taken yet. IPL in India means that all teams have to match on a home-away (home ground and outside) basis. That is, there will be 8 Venues for a total of 8 teams.
It can also be difficult to keep players ready by preparing bio-bubble at 8 places in the coronary. In such a situation, BCCI has to take a decision on this also. Also, a decision has to be taken to reduce the distance between the 2 stadiums, so that players have to cover less distance in the coronas. Earlier, the 13th season was successfully hosted in the UAE.
What is the IPL auction process?
There are 2 types of auctions in IPL – Mega and Mini. In both the auctions, the players in the final list will be divided according to capped, uncapped and overseas (foreign). Also, according to their role, batsmen, bowlers, wicketkeepers and all-rounders will be placed in different groups. The batsmen will first bid and the auctioneer will call the base price of the player. Franchises will then pick up the pedals and start bidding. This will increase if more than one team bids on the player.
Ultimately, the player who has made the biggest bid will become the player. Such a player will enter the ‘Sold’ category and the auction will end. The player will not sell if any franchisee does not bid for him or the auctioneer faces an impasse in the process.