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IPL 2021: BCCI decided to break the contract with IMG ahead of IPL 2021 – What does that mean?

IPL 2021: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) last week decided to break the contract with IMG ahead of the IPL 2021. The board has sent a notice to part ways with the International Management Group (IMG) which holds the rights of IPL since its inauguration in 2008.

The top BCCI official revealed the development. “Yes, we have sent them a termination notice,” the official told PTI.

The board sent notice earlier this week and now plans to run and manage the IPL events and cash-rich tournament with its own team of professionals from this year.

Earlier, the UK-based management Group held the rights till 2017 IPL but later they decided to extend the contract for five years. It was declared that the company will hold the rights till 2022 IPL.

IPL 2021 expected Dates for Mini Auctions:

The fourteenth season of the Indian Premier League will be conducted in the usual window of March-May. However, till now it is not clear whether India will host IPL or not.

BCCI officially said that India will remain the first choice option to host IPL but the decision will be taken after assessing the conditions of covid -19.

BCCI also revealed that the mini auctions will be conducted this year and the expected date for the event is 11th February 2021.

The delayed season of the Indian Premier League was held in UAE from September-November due to Covid-19 complications in India last year.

This was the second time when IPL was hosted by an overseas nation after South Africa did in 2009.

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