According to the reports, the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 mega auction is scheduled to be held in Bengaluru in the second week of February between 11-13.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 will be the 15th edition of the cash-rich league and the mega auction is set to take place this time with the addition of two new teams in the tournament.
The two news teams – Lucknow and Ahmedabad – will join the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 and make it a 10-team tournament, the RPSG group won the rights for the Lucknow franchise after a whopping Rs 7,090 crore bid and CVC Capital successfully bid with Rs 5,625 crore for Ahmedabad.
“The auction will be in Bengaluru, the exact date is not finalised. But it would be held between February 11-13,” the source stated.
Previously, the 8 existing Indian Premier League franchises had revealed the list of retained players ahead of the mega auction. Notably, franchises were allowed to retain a maximum of 4 players but not more than three Indian players and two overseas players.
Meanwhile, the two new franchises – Lucknow and Ahmedabad – are given the budget of Rs 33 crore to pick three players before the auction but they cannot pick more than two Indian players and one overseas player.
Hardik Pandya Set To Captain Ahmedabad Franchise In IPL 2022
Star Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya is most likely to be appointed as the skipper of the Ahmedabad franchise for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.
“Yes, Hardik Pandya is being looked at as the skipper for Ahmedabad. The final decision is expected to come out soon,” a source in the known development told ANI.
Former Mumbai Indians (MI) all-rounder Hardik Pandya was a key member of the Mumbai franchise for several years, however, he was not retained by the 5-time IPL Champions for IPL 2022.
Also, some reports claim that the Ahmedabad franchise is looking to include former Sunrisers Hyderabad spinner Rashid Khan and former Mumbai Indians wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan in the team.
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