The auction generally takes place in the month of December and January, but it could be delayed this time.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), reportedly, is wasting no time in gearing up for the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The previous season ended on Tuesday, November 10 with Mumbai Indians (MI), captained by Rohit Sharma, lifting the title for the fifth time, beating the Delhi Capitals (DC) by five wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Hence, it’s understandable that with not much time left, the world’s richest cricket board has already started planning for the next auction. The auction generally takes place in the month of December and January, but it could be delayed this time.
IPL 2021 could return to India
In the meantime, as per reports in The Hindu, the BCCI hierarchy has, informally, indicated the franchises that the auction would be scheduled early in 2021.
In fact, if reports are to be believed, the reason behind the full auction is that “the BCCI has plans to add a ninth team” for the 2021 season
It’s learned to be a strategical move, keeping in mind the financial front in the pandemic situation.
Prior to the 2020 edition, the BCCI was in all sorts of troubles with sponsors backing out,
but it has managed to conduct the event without troubles.
In the run-chase. Rohit led from the front, scoring 68 runs off 51 balls with five fours and four sixes.
Though he got out to Anrich Nortje in the 17th over, he had already put his team in the driver’s seat.
Trent Boult became the Player of the Match for his three-wicket haul.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India is planning to add a ninth team in the Indian Premier League and will have a mega auction ahead of the 2021 season,
The Hindu reported.
The newspaper report stated that thee BCCI has indicated to the franchises about their intentions to hold the auctions.
The motive behind the move to add a new team for BCCI is:
to attain financial balance after the coronavirus pandemic and shutdown.
New Name of the New team
The new franchise is likely to be from Ahmedabad,
where the Gujarat Cricket Association has refurbished the stadium with a record capacity of 1,10,000.
edition was delayed to September and played in a bio-bubble in the United Arab Emirates.
Mumbai Indians won the rescheduled season in 2020 after beating Delhi Capitals in the final on Tuesday.