IPL 2021 auction date: The Indian Premier League season 14th preparation has begun in full swing.The IPL’s governing council has decided that the eight franchises will be allowed to submit the names of their retained players by January 21, league’s chairman Brijesh Patel said on Thursday.
Patel and members of the IPL GC recently had a virtual meeting earlier this week where the planning and preparations of the next IPL was discussed at length.
“We will have the players’ retention till January 21 and the trading window for the franchises closes on February 4,” Patel, the former India Test batsman told PTI while informing that the date of the auction is yet to be finalised.
It is expected that the mini auction that is supposed to be held this year for the existing eight teams will be held in the second or third week of February.
The eight IPL teams enjoy a players’ purse of Rs 85 crore and Patel said that thre will be “no increase of purse” for the 2021 auction.
It is expected that Chennai Super Kings, one team that only had Rs 15 lakh left after the last auction, would release at least two big salaried players in Kedar Jadhav and Piyush Chawla and increase their purse.
Mumbai Indians will probably retain most of its players as it’s a very set team and may release a few players here and there to increase their purse from Rs 1.95 crore
Rajasthan Royals have the maximum purse 14.75 crore, followed by Sunrisers Hyderabad (10.1 crore), Delhi Capitals (9 crore), Kolkata Knight Riders (8.5 crore), Royal Challengers Bangalore (6.4 crore).
It is learnt that governing council has decided to wait for a month before finalising whether the IPL-14 will be held in India or not.
“The BCCI will wait for a month to see how the COVID-19 situation is in India before finalising the schedule. Everyone wants it to be held in India but we still need to wait for some more time before taking a call,” a BCCI source said.
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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 GC will wait for some more time to decide on the venue of IPL 14th. 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 venue of IPL 2021.
“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 2021 is most likely to start from the 2nd week of April.
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 commitments with sponsors.