The mini-auction for the 14th season of the IPL may take place on 18 February. According to media reports, it was earlier said that it should be done on February 11. However, the BCCI official told the news agency that this would be done with a delay of one week.
The IPL Governing Council will announce it in the next 2-3 days. According to the BCCI official, apart from the date of the auction, its venue will also be announced. This time there will be 196.6 crores to spend in the purse of 8 franchisees in the auction.
Ganguly wants to do IPL in the country
According to the BCCI official, whether the IPL will be in the country or not will also be announced. However, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly believes that if all goes well, the tournament will be held in the country itself. The previous tournament was held in the UAE from 19 September to 10 November without an audience due to Corona. This time, if the government approves, then 50% of the fans can be given entry in the stadium.
Players who have ended IPL contracts will also have to submit the form by February 4 to play again in the league. According to the BCCI, players whose contracts are over and want to be part of the auction again will have to submit the online form by 5 pm on February 4. Also, the original form has to be sent to the board by 12 February.
196.6 crores available to spend with all 8 franchises
On 20 January, all the teams released the list of Retained and Released players. His franchise was retained by 139 players for a total value of Rs 483.39 crore. At the same time, 57 players worth 196.6 crores were released by their franchise. That is, now all 8 franchises will have Rs 196.6 crore to spend in IPL auction 2021.