Franchises must complete the retention process by January 20

Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises have been asked to finalize the list of players they will keep for IPL 2021 by January 20 ahead of the next auction. Their will be a mini-auction in the coming days before the fourteenth edition of the tournament.

Indian players who do not have an IPL contract and wish to be part of the auction will need to complete the players’ auction agreement and submit it online on February 4 at 5 p.m. Originals can be mailed until Feb. 12, according to ANI. Thus, franchises have been invited by the authorities to submit their list by the 20th of this month.

Rohit Sharma with the IPL Trophy 2020 (Credits: IPL)

In a letter sent to state associations, BCCI COO and Interim CEO Hemang Amin explained the entire process by which an Indian player (whether capped or not) can register for be able to play in the 2021 edition of the league. According to the report, he also added that the process was not applicable to players who have an ongoing contract or can get a contract extension before the auction.

“Please note that this procedure does not apply to any Indian player who has an ongoing IPL player contract which can be extended prior to the 2021 IPL player auction (the deadline for franchises to complete this process is January 20 2021), “ he wrote.

Writing further, Amin explained how the interested player can complete the process.

“When the above registration is initiated by the state association, it generates an email to the player with their login information so that they can complete the registration process. Once registered, in order to express interest in playing the IPL 2021, the player must log into the online registration system.

“They will need to fill in all fields and upload and complete the 2021 IPL Player Auction Contract. Once completed, the agreement must be uploaded to the online registration system and the original must be sent or delivered to them. respective national association. Please note that the player’s physical signature is required on the original auction agreement. “ Amin wrote.

While the deadline for submitting IPL 2021 player auction deals online is February 4 at 5:00 p.m. India Standard Time, originals sent by post will be accepted until February 12. IPL COO has requested associations to send IPL 2020 player auction agreements in batches. Amin also said that BCCI will not deal with a player agent or manager and that all relations will be with state bodies.

“Please note that at this point in the process, BCCI will only deal directly with state associations and will not have any communication with player agents or managers at any time. Any failure by a player to comply with this will (unless BCCI decides otherwise in its sole discretion) will result in the removal of the player’s name with immediate effect from the IPL 2021 auction register and / or the IPL 2021 auction list. (depending on the case) “. he explained.

As for U19 players, they are also allowed to register for the auction, but only if they are part of a state association and have played at least one first class cricket match or list A.

“An Indian U19 player can only register for the 2021 IPL Player Auction if the player is registered as a player with a state association and has played at least one match of First Class or National Cricket. List A cricket. For the 2021 season, a U19 player is one who was born on April 1, 2002 or after ”, said the courier.

“Any uncapped player who has retired from national cricket may only submit his auction agreement for player registration after obtaining written approval from the BCCI,” added the mail.

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