IPL 2021 Updates: As the time getting closer to the Annual General Meeting of BCCI and the officials of ICC, the dynamics started to change. According to the recent reports from the official source, BCCI might look to conduct Mini Auctions instead of Mega Auctions.
The official statement will be released only after the BCCI Annual General Meeting on 24th December.
Earlier, Sourav Ganguly led BCCI wanted to conduct full-fledged Auctions ahead of IPL 2021 but there seems to be a slight change in the decision. As per the recent reports, BCCI is keen on carrying out Mini-Auctions right now and will be conducting Full Fledged Auctions in IPL 2022.
“Carrying out full auctions will not be a piece of cake right now because of time constraints and other issues. Rather BCCI will aim to conduct mini-auctions so that franchisees can exchange some players. The schedules for the auctions and other formalities are still not decided,” BCCI official.
Dates for Mini-Auctions:
The mini auctions will be held 11 February 2021. With Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Wrapping up on 31st January, it will be easy for the franchises to scout some talents and bid for them in mini-auctions.
The time between mid-February and March is much suited for the auctions as all the tournaments will be over till then. BCCI is also keen on conducting Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021 subsequently right after Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
This will give more room to the IPL Franchises to make better choices for their respective teams.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is almost done to add new teams to IPL, but the addition is certainly going to get delayed. As cited earlier, time constraints will push BCCI to delay the process for 2022.
Ahmedabad is almost booked as the new franchise will other option is yet to be announced.