IPL Mega Auction
Mega auction can be organized in February for the next season of the Indian Premier League. This time BCCI is preparing to conduct mega auction in Bangalore.
IPL Mega Auction: The Board of Control for Cricket in India can organize a mega auction for the next season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on 7 and 8 February in Bengaluru. Earlier on November 30, all the teams had released their retention list. The next season of the Indian Premier League is expected to be played in India. Many franchisees expressed their displeasure over the mega auction and this will probably be the last mega auction in the history of IPL.
What is BCCI’s plan?
According to the information given by the BCCI to the media, if the situation of covid-19 remains under control, then there will be a mega auction on 7 and 8 February. The BCCI official said, ‘We have considered hosting the next mega auction in Bengaluru, if the situation of covid-19 remains stable, then there will be a mega auction of IPL on February 7, 8’.
In the next IPL season, 2 new teams are also going to hit the ground. This time Lucknow and Ahmedabad will take the field with the remaining 8 teams in the IPL. Lucknow and Ahmedabad have to soon release the list of 3 players selected after the retention of the rest of the teams.
Lucknow has appointed former Zimbabwe captain and former England coach Andy Flower as its coach, along with former Indian opening batsman Gautam Gambhir as its mentor.
This time the auction is expected to be very interesting. The last season of IPL was won by Chennai Super Kings under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Chennai has retained Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali and Rituraj Gaikwad in their team along with Dhoni. Apart from this, players like Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo will be in the radar of all the teams in the auction.