IPL auction to be held on February 16: report

BCCI has started preparations for the next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The council has already sent notices to state associations for the auction registration process. The auction for IPL 2021 will be a mini-one instead of the mega that was originally planned. The mega-auction is expected to take place next year.

And according to a Times Of India report, the auction for IPL 2021 is scheduled to take place on February 16. Before that, players will need to register for the auction themselves. 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.

Mumbai Indians with the IPL 2020 Trophy (Credits: Twitter / IPL)

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 February 12. Amin also said that BCCI will not deal with a player agent or manager and that all transactions 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 having obtained the written approval of the BCCI,” added the mail.

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