IPL 2021 auction date: The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 auction is likely to be held on February 11. According to the information available, the IPL has also set January 20 as the deadline for the eight franchises to submit the lists of retained and released players. IPL Governing Council met on Monday. The decision of the venue of the auction still stays pending.
IPL Governing Council yet to decide if the IPL 2021 will be held in India ?
The pandemic situation is yet to fully improve and that is the reason IPL Governing Council is yet to decide whether IPL 2021 will take place in India or once again it will be played at a foreign location.
According to the info available with InsideSport, the IPL GC headed by Brijesh Patel has decided that they will wait to see the situation during Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 before deciding on the veune of IPL 2021.
Meanwhile, BCCI is likely to release the tenders for the two new IPL teams in April. The Indian cricket board had last month announced that there will be addition of new teams in IPL 2022. As per the information available with InsideSport, the base price for the new IPL teams will be nothing less than 1500 cr.
“Nothing has been officially discussed about the base price as yet. But during the BCCI AGM we discussed the matter informally. Ownership of IPL team is now a very prized asset and we feel the base price for the new IPL team will be nothing less than 1500 CR or probably more,” a BCCI official told InsideSport.
IPL 2021: When will IPL 14 begin?
BCCI is yet to announce the dates for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 14th edition. However, the latest England tour of India schedule has given a hint of when it IPL 2021 can start from.
IPL 2019 started on 23rd March and vis a vis – IPL 2021 will be delayed by minimum 2 weeks owing to the two month long England tour of India which will conclude on March 28th.
The BCCI had last month announced the dates for India’s four-Test, five T20I and three ODI series against England. The two-month-long series begins from February 5 in Chennai for the first Test. The longest-format of the game ends on March 8.
It will be followed by T20I series which is scheduled from March 12 to 20. Following this, India and England play the ODI series which ends on March 28.
After this long and hectic series, it is likely that the players would want a small break before joining their respective IPL franchises for IPL 2021. Even franchises will also want their star players to fulfill commercial commitmments with sponsors.
BCCI will most likely decide to host the new edition after April 10.