IPL 2022 Mega Auction to be held on February 7 and 8 in Bangalore: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is gearing up to host a two-day IPL 2022 Mega Auction on 7 and 8 February. The massive event is likely to be held in Bangalore, senior BCCI officials informed.
The cricket board has been continuously working to set the ball rolling ahead of the IPL 2022. The officials are keen on hosting the two-day event in India itself unless Covid breaks in and cause chaos.
“Unless the COVID-19 situation worsens, we will have the IPL mega auction in India,” said the top BCCI official.
The official further informed that the preparations for the event are underway.
“The two-day event will be held on February 7 and 8 and like other years, we plan to hold it in Bengaluru. Preparations are underway,” added the senior official.
It has been also learnt that the IPL 2022 Mega Auction will be the last ever organised mega auction by the BCCI as almost every franchise want’s the system to discontinue. Many franchisees believe that mega auctions have outlived their length and must be scrapped in the coming years.
Earlier there were reports that claimed that the IPL 2022 Mega Auction will be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), however, the officials have denied all the false claims.
Unless there are some serious issues of overseas travel due to the penetration of Omicron, the IPL 2022 mega auction will be held in India. However, the BCCI would be fluid in any case if it is required to change the venue.
3 Draft Pick for new IPL teams:
From the coming year, 10 teams will compete in the IPL. The BCCI added two new IPL teams in Ahmedabad and Lucknow.
While Lucknow has received their letter of intent, the CVC Capitals owned Ahmedabad is yet to receive it. The franchise is expected to get it in the coming two weeks.
Both the two new teams have time until Christmas to reveal their three draft picks, however, the case involving CVC Capitals’s overseas betting engagement has hindered the process. The BCCI is likely to extend the deadline for the draft pick.
Moreover, the reports also suggest that the IPL 2022 will be held in India, starting April 2. The opener will be played between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI) in Chennai’s Chepauk.