No More IPL Auctions from the coming season: Reports.
The upcoming mega auction of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 is reportedly going to be the last mega auction the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will conduct. The recent reports suggest that the IPL will no longer work on auctions and teams will have to form their own ecosystem.
The coming IPL auction is going to be huge in the history of the cash-rich league. With two teams getting in, making the IPL a ten-teams affair, BCCI is planning to host its final IPL auction in January 2022.
However, before IPL 2022 mega auction, the franchises will have to confirm their top-four player retentions, if there are any, by today evening.
A tweet from the verified handle of Shriniwas Rao stated the news that has probably brought everyone on their toes.
“Bumper announcement: This is probably the last IPL mega auction. After this, franchises have to work on — and create — their own ecosystems. After this no mega auction for quite time (I guess forever). P.s…. as it is, I think auctions have gone past their sell by date,” read the tweet from Shriniwas Rao.
The franchises will now work on their own ecosystems to recruit players from all across the globe. There will be trade between the two teams so that players can be exchanged if both parties agree.
However, no official confirmation has been made yet. Nor any BCCI close source has quoted the same or dwelled upon this idea of late. It will be interesting to see how the BCCI react to these reports in the coming future.
As of now, the Indian cricket board is engaged in conducting the player retention process of the IPL 2022. The franchises have been asked to submit their final four confirmed player retentions by today i.e., 30th November.