IPL Auction 2022 Date And Time, Lucknow Team, Ahmedabad Team, Latest News And Updates. The preparations are on for IPL 2022 and everyone is looking forward to IPL auction 2022. IPL 2022 is going to be a 10-team tournament as two new teams have been added to India’s cash-rich franchise league. Lucknow and Ahmedabad are the two new teams that will be part of the 2022 season.
Ahead of IPL auction 2022, the old 8 teams were allowed to retain a maximum of 4 players in their squad. The 8 teams retained a total of 27 players, out of which there were 8 foreign players and 19 domestic players. Ahead of IPL auction 2022, the new teams Lucknow and Ahmedabad will be allowed to pick 3 players each directly from the pool of released players.
IPL Auction 2022 Date And Time
According to the latest reports, IPL auction 2022 is going to be held in the first week of February. The exact date is not announced yet. IPL auction 2022 will be a two-day affair like the 2018 mega auction. Bengaluru and Hyderabad are among the two possible venues for the auction.
The Lucknow team is owned by the RPSG Group of Sanjiv Goenka. The group bought the rights of the team at an amount of Rs. 7090 crore. Gautam Gambhir is appointed as the mentor of the Lucknow franchise for IPL 2022.
Andy Flower has been picked as the head coach. According to reports, the franchise has approached Gary Kirsten to be the consultant of the team for the 2022 season. The franchise is also looking to pick KL Rahul or Shreyas Iyer as the skipper of the team.
Ahmedabad is the other new team that will participate in IPL 2022. CVC Capitals Partners are the owners of the franchise. The group bought the rights for the franchise with a bid of Rs. 5625 crore. According to reports, the franchise is interested to pick Ravi Shastri as the head coach of the team for IPL 2022.
Moreover, Bharat Arun and R Sridhar are reported to join the Ahmedabad franchise as bowling and fielding coaches respectively for IPL 2022 season. Like the Lucknow team, the franchise might also target KL Rahul or Shreyas Iyer for the skipper’s role.
Many prominent players have been already retained by the 8 teams for IPL 2022. Players like Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Kane Williamson, Rishabh Pant, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Jos Buttler, Glenn Maxwell among others have been retained by their respective franchises.
However, there are some big names that are part of the pool of released players. Players like Rashid Khan, Shreyas Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya, Kagiso Rabada, Quinton de Kock, Mohammed Shami have been released by their franchises and will be available for IPL auction 2022.