BCCI Likely To Skip Mega Cricketers Auction For 2021 IPL
Mumbai: According to reports, BCCI likely to skip mega auction ahead of the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The last auction was a mini one with only 332 players had gone under the hammer at the mini-auction with 73 spots up for grabs for the eight franchises.
In the end, a total of only 62 players were sold in the one-day affair. With an eye on the mega auction in 2021, most of the teams did not go all out in the auction and only picked a few selective players. However, the BCCI has reportedly decided not to conduct a mega auction.
With IPL 2020 ending on November 10, the BCCI will have only four-and-half months to begin with the next IPL which is set to take place in its usual slot. The BCCI is considering allotting a similar window as this year – stretching in excess of 50 days to host 60 matches – and make up for what the stakeholders are losing out on this season.
The report also stated that all the franchises agree with the board’s line of thought that there won’t be enough time and space available for teams to rebuild. The teams won’t have much time in their hands to plan for the auction and thus both BCCI, as well as the franchises, are on the same page regarding the mega auction.