January 20 final date to submit listing of retained gamers
The 2021 IPL public sale is more likely to be held on February 11. The IPL has additionally set January 20 because the deadline for the eight franchises to submit the lists of retained and launched gamers.
These have been two of the important thing choices taken by the IPL Governing Council which met just about on Monday. The dates and venue(s) have not been finalised but for the 2021 version which the BCCI just lately determined would remain an eight-team event.
The venue for the public sale, which will probably be a day-long occasion, has not been finalised but both. Nonetheless, it should happen within the quick break between the primary and the second Take a look at of the India-England Test series which begins in February. The primary two Checks of the England sequence are scheduled in Chennai with the primary match to be performed between February 5-9. The second Take a look at will run from thirteenth to seventeenth.
IPL in India? Not but sure
It’s understood the three-person panel, which is headed by former India batsman Brijesh Patel and likewise has former India left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha as a member, deliberated on the varied choices for the venue. With the pandemic persevering with to surge in India, the Governing Council is known to have retained the UAE as one of many choices.
With the pandemic throwing up a number of challenges recurrently, the IPL stays unsure about whether or not to conduct matches on a home-and-away foundation which might imply having a minimal of eight venues. The opposite various, which was additionally mentioned final yr earlier than transferring the match to the UAE, is to organise the match at few venues which might entail minimal journey for groups.
The steadiness purse
Though the franchises would need the IPL to agency up the match venue, they’re presently busy finalising the listing of gamers they might need to retain and launch. That is step one to organize forward of the public sale which for a number of groups this time could be extra about plugging holes than making wholesale modifications.
Like yearly the IPL is more likely to improve the public sale purse by INR 3 crore. By the way, the Chennai Tremendous Kings, who had evident holes and completed on the backside of the factors desk in IPL 2020, had the smallest purse after the last auction.
They’d simply 0.15 crore left of their purse whereas the Kings XI Punjab had the biggest steadiness of INR 16.5 crore. Here is the steadiness purse for the remainder of the groups: Rajasthan Royals (14.75 crore), Sunrisers Hyderabad (10.1 crore), Delhi Capitals (9 crore), Kolkata Knight Riders (8.5 crore), Royal Challengers Bangalore (6.4 crore), and Mumbai Indians (1.95 crore).
Nagraj Gollapudi is information editor at ESPNcricinfo