IPL Auction To Be Held On February 16: Report

IPL Auction To Be Held On February 16: Report

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The BCCI has started the preparation for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The board has already sent notices to the state associations for the registration process of the auction. The auction for IPL 2021 will be a mini-one instead of the mega one which was originally planned. The mega-auction is set to be held next year.

And according to a report in the Times Of India, the auction for IPL 2021 is set to take place on February 16. Before that, the players will have to register themselves for the auction. In a mail sent to the state associations, COO and interim BCCI CEO Hemang Amin explained the whole process through which an Indian player (whether capped or uncapped) may register to be able to play in the 2021 edition of the league.

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The Indian players who don’t have an IPL contract and wish to be a part of the auction will need to fill the player auction agreement and submit it online on February 4 by 5 pm. The originals can be sent by post till February 12. Amin also stated that the BCCI will not be dealing with any player agent or manager and all dealings will be done with the state bodies.

“Please note that, at this stage of the process, BCCI will only deal directly with the state associations and at no time will have any communication with player agents or managers. Any failure by a player to abide by this will (unless BCCI in its sole discretion decides otherwise) result in the player’s name being withdrawn with immediate effect from the IPL 2021 Auction Register and/or IPL 2021 Auction List (as appropriate),” he explained.

As far as U19 players are concerned, they are also allowed to register for the auction but only if he they are part of any state association and have played at least one game in either first-class cricket or in List A.

“An Indian U19 player may only register for the IPL 2021 Player Auction if the player is registered as a player with a State Association and has played in at least one match in either First Class cricket or List A cricket. For the 2021 Season, a U19 player is one who was born on or after 1 April 2002,” the mail said.

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

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