The 2020 edition of the T20 Extravaganza took place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at three locations namely Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah in a bio-secure bubble from September to November.
The Cricket Control Board of India (BCCI) is set to host the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in April and May. While the eight teams had submitted the final list of successful and released players to the Indian board of directors on January 20, BCCI plans to hold the mini-auction for IPL 2021 in February.
The Indian board of directors was keen to hold the mega auction for IPL 2021 and add two new franchises to expand the tournament. However, at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on December 24, 2020, the board members decided to postpone the idea of expanding the tournament to IPL 2022.
Thus, the team of 10 IPL will only see the light in the 15th edition of the T20 extravagance and the mega-auction will be held after the IPL 2021. With the mini-auction, there was no pressure on the leadership of the team regarding the release of players, but they released the extra baggage of their respective teams to increase their purse limit and cash in new players in the auction to fill the gaps in the next edition of the Indian league.
We learn that BCCI plans to hold the long-awaited auction on February 18, 2021. “The auction will take place on February 18. The location has not yet been decided, ”said a BCCI official quoted by NDTV sports.
BCCI has not yet finalized the venue for IPL 2021
The 2020 edition of the T20 Extravaganza was held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at three locations namely Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah in a biosecurity bubble from September to November to ensure the safety of players and other officials due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
While former Indian captain and BCCI chairman Sourav Ganguly has repeatedly stated that the cricket council wants to host the 2021 IPL in India only, it depends on the state of health of the country. However, BCCI will do everything possible to keep the glitzy event at home.
In addition, India is set to host England for a two-month tour that includes a series of four-match tests followed by five T20 internationals and three one-day internationals. The visit will take place in a biosecurity bubble in three cities.