IPL 2021 Auction: All you need to know about IPL 2021 auction

IPL 2021 Auction: All you need to know about IPL 2021 auction: Fans are eagerly waiting for the IPL 2021 but ahead of that, all eyes are on IPL 2021 auction. Earlier it was being reported that there will be a full-fledged auction for IPL 14, but it has now been confirmed that BCCI will conduct only mini auctions, while the IPL 2022 will witness mega-auctions as two new teams will be added in the 15th season of IPL.

IPL 2022 to have 2 new teams : The Board of Cricket Control (BCCI) of India has already approved two more teams for IPL 2022. These two new teams will not be part of the MINI-AUCTIONS.

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Here’s all you need to know about IPL 2021 auctions:

When will IPL 2021 Auctions take place?

IPL 2021 Auctions is likely to take place by mid-February in 2021.

Will it be mega auctions or mini auctions?

It is final now that no mega auction will be conducted for the 14th edition of IPL (IPL 2021). Instead, BCCI will conduct the mini-auctions. The full-fledged mega-player auctions will now be conducted for IPL 2022 once the two new teams are on board next year.

‘Full auction will not be possible this time because of time constraints and other issues. Rather we will conduct mini-auctions where franchises can bid for a few new players. The dates of the auctions and other things are still to be decided’, a BCCI official told InsideSport.

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When & how will IPL 2021 Mini-Auctions be conducted?

According to the information coming in from various BCCI officials – the mini-auction for IPL 2021 will be conducted sometime in February.

India’s domestic T20 tournament Syed Mushtaq Ali will be conducted from 10th Jan to 31st. The tournament will be a window for IPL franchises to gauge performances of the domestic hopefuls and recruit new talent in their teams.

How can franchises retain players in IPL 2021 mini-auction?

It is worth noting that franchises had only contract till IPL 2020 with the existing set of players. Before the mini-auction BCCI and franchises will complete contractual formalities with those players whom teams would like to retain for IPL 2021 season.

IPL 2021 Mini-Auction: What does it mean for IPL teams?

Some of the IPL franchises with a settled team like Mumbai Indians will be happy with the conduct of mini-auctions. But at the same time, teams like Chennai Super Kings which were looking to rebuild their squad after IPL 2020 debacle would be disappointed with the development.

Once BCCI and IPL Governing Council formally approves the date of Mini-Auctions, franchises will start the process of retaining or releasing the players from their squads.

Some of the players who may not be retained by the IPL franchises includes the likes of Glenn Maxwell (KXIP), Kedar Jadhav (CSK), Dinesh Karthik (KKR), Jaydev Unadkat (RR), Imran Tahir (CSK), Kuldeep Yadav (KKR), Sheldon Cottrell (KXIP) and few others.

Whatever it is – IPL fans should be ready for action-packed months of January & February where franchises will get busy with their player strategies.