The Indian Premier League player auction over the years has become as big an affair as any of the IPL games through the season. Fans eagerly await and follow the developments in the auction hall. As an IPL auction for the first time will be conducted in Kolkata on Thursday, host broadcaster has made elaborate arrangements to keep fans up to date with all developments in the auction hall.
InsideSport.co IPL Moneyball will also run LIVE updates of the IPL Auction as a total of 332 players will go under the hammer.
After a successful and nail-biting IPL 2019, the much-awaited cricketing tournament of the year is back with the auctions. Star Sports, India’s leading sports broadcaster and global rights holder of the vivo IPL has planned unmatched viewing experience for fans, that includes live expert reactions and analysis, including all the LIVE developments from the auction room.
Star Sports Select Dugout veteran Dean Jones returns, and will be joined by Daren Ganga, who is said to make his commentary debut along with former Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody. On Star Sports 1 Hindi- Gautam Gambhir and Aakash Chopra will be analysing the day’s proceedings whilst Sanjay Bangar and Ian Bishop would be on Star Sports 1, as close to the action, from Kolkata.
Star Sports also launched the third edition of IPL Election Se Selection as a lead up to the vivo IPL 2020 Player Auction. vivo IPL Election Se Selection gives fans an opportunity to show off their vivo IPL expertise and select players on behalf of their favourite teams as their pre-selected 10 players. So far over 17 lac people have already voted for their favourite players.
Fans can catch the LIVE action of IPL 2020 auctions on December 19 from 2:30 pm on Star Sports 1 Hindi/1 HD Hindi, Star Sports First, 1 Tamil, 1 Telugu, 1 Kannada, 1 Bangla; and from 3:20 PM on “Select Dugout Auction Special” on Select 1/1 HD and Hotstar.
The IPL host broadcaster will also run special preview and review shows on the IPL Auction. The Preview Show on Wednesday will be broadcast on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 Hindi after the Cricket LIVE post-match show for the second One Day International between India and the West Indies. The review show for the auction will be run on Friday, December 20, at 8:00 am also on Star Sports 1 and Star Spots 1 Hindi.