IPL 2021 mini-auctions: BCCI is almost certain to conduct IPL 2021 in India itself. However, the UAE will still remain as the back-up option for BCCI and will shift the IPL to the UAE if the situation gets under control.
In the recent meeting held between IPL governing council which was conducted virtually, all the officials agreed on India to host the upcoming season of IPL. The council also discussed the topic of player trade.
BCCI has ordered all the IPL franchises to release the players by January 21. The trading window is on according to the Mumbai Mirror.
IPL 2021 Mini-Auctions Details:
Further reports from Mumbai Mirror stated that the IPL 2021 mini-auction will be held somewhere in the second week of February – around 11 February.
Earlier, there were reports suggesting that BCCI might go for full-fledged auctions but now according to Mumbai Mirror, BCCI will be conducting mini auctions this time.
As per the reports, India is the priority for BCCI to host IPL 2021 but a lot will depend upon how the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is conducted. BCCI is also keen on conducting Vijay Hazare Trophy after the successful completion of SMAT 2020-21.
The franchise owners will meet the BCCI officials soon and will talk about the venue’s preferences, but reportedly BCCI is aware that most of the owners will be happy on staging IPL 2021 in UAE due to the recent pandemic complications.
“How we approach the next IPL is dependent on how the Mushtaq Ali plays out,” a BCCI member was quoted as saying by Mumbai Mirror.
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is scheduled to begin from 10th January. A lot of big names from Indian cricket will be featuring in the tournament. Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma, and Suryakumr Yadav are some of the big names.
The upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy will be a stage for the young cricketers to showcase their talents. A total of six venues will be conducting the T20 tournament – Kolkata, Mumbai, Baroda, Indore, Bangalore, and Chennai.
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