IPL 2021: Marnus Labuschagne registers for the IPL 2021 auctions.
Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021: Australian star all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne hints his participation in the cash-rich league. Labuschagne showed his desire to feature in the T20 extravaganza during the post-match talks in the ongoing Big Bash League.
The fourteenth season of Indian Premier League (IPL) will conduct its player auction on 18th February in Chennai following the first two test games against England.
The 26-years old batsman feels that his participation is not in his hands. Though he will put his name in the auction table, the rest remain to see.
“I think so, I think so [will be registering for the IPL]. That will obviously be released really soonish anyway. You throw your name in the hat and see what happens. You know, like I’ve said that the IPL is a great competition. Personally, I would love to be part of it but, let’s see what happens,” Labuschagne said at a post-match interview of the BBL.
If Labuschagne gets a franchise, it will be his debut season for the cash-rich league. Most probably he will be picked by some franchise and could also lead to the bidding war after his fierce performance in the ongoing Big Bash League with both bat and boll.
IPL 2021 Dates, Venues, Schedule:
The finalists of the last season play the opener of the new season. The venues of the tournament will be shortened due to the travel restrictions and protocols.
If reports are to be believed, Wankhede Stadium, Brabourne Stadium, DY Patil Stadium, Reliance Cricket Stadium in Navi Mumbai, and the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) are under the eyes to the organisers.
BCCI treasurer, Arun Dhumal recently in a statement said that BCCI does not even have to look at the back-up overseas venues as the situation is improving in the country.
Last time, IPL was moved to UAE due to the hard pandemic and BCCI had to pay a heavy cost for scheduling the tournament in UAE.