IPL auction: Mega auction event unlikely before IPL 2021, teams could keep same team


But the coronavirus crisis has delayed the start of IPL 2020 to September 19 compared to the usual April-May schedule. In this context, the mega-auction, bringing together all the players available in the pool, may not take place this year.

Even some of the franchise owners, including Bollywood super star Shah Rukh Khan of Kolkata Knight Riders, agree with this view, The Times of India reported.

BCCI officials explained that there was not enough time to hold the auction after IPL 2020, which is scheduled to end on November 10. India will need to travel to Australia immediately for their four-game test tour which begins in December and runs through January.

India is also set to host England for a full home tour after their trip to Australia, then there’s the Asian Cup and an ODI series against Sri Lanka, all postponed to 2021 due to the Covid crisis. 19.

The BCCI honchos believe that there is no bidding window between all these missions and believe that the IPL teams will have to make do with the current workforce. Of course, teams will be allowed to recruit new players if any of the existing members get injured or are unavailable for any other reason.

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