Taking to Twitter, the official IPL account shared the news. “Alert: IPL 2021 Player Auction Feb. 18. Location: Chennai,” the tweet read.
🚨ALERT🚨: IPL 2021 Player Auction February 18🗓️Venue 📍: Chennai How excited are you for this year’s player… https://t.co/OU3cptJ2iV
– IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1611734214000
A call should also be taken at the venue for this year’s tournament. While India will be the hot spot for the cash rich league, a call will be taken in a while. The ongoing national competitions may well give BCCI an idea if they can organize the cash-rich league in India.
The UAE will certainly be the second option given the quality of the tournament organization during the 13th edition.
“India will be the preferred choice, but it also depends a lot on the situation and a better image will be achieved after the Mushtaq Ali tournament. The UAE was excellent and there is no doubt that the Emirates Cricket Board made sure. that everything was going. But then it is the Indian league T20 and we will seek to host it here if possible and with the approval of the government, “a source familiar with the developments told ANI.
BCCI put on a big show in 2020 and welcomed the IPL to the UAE with aplomb. Not only were the teams placed in individual bio-secure bubbles, the host broadcasters also made sure to follow all strict protocols to help successfully organize the league amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The IPL opening match between the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings broke viewing records as 20 million people tune in to watch the game. CSK had succeeded in defeating the Indians of Mumbai when the tournament opened on September 19.
BCCI Secretary Jay Shah took to Twitter to announce the feat. “# Dream11IPL opener sets new record! According to BARC, an unprecedented number of 20crore people watched the game, he wrote on Twitter.
# Dream11IPL opener sets new record! According to BARC, an unprecedented number of 20crore watched the… https://t.co/urrA6dW7Ic
– Jay Shah (@JayShah) 1600763946000