IPL Auction 2022 promises to be one of the most entertaining events in the cricketing calendar. The auction will reportedly happen around January 2022, and it will be the biggest one since IPL 2011.
Ahead of IPL Auction 2022, the BCCI have introduced two new franchises. Ahmedabad and Lucknow are the bases of the two new teams. So, there are a total of ten teams in the competition now.
The IPL Mega Auction rules compel all franchises to release a majority of their players. Only a maximum of four members can be retained by the existing teams from their IPL 2021 squads.
There should be a bunch of surprises in the IPL Auction 2022, and here is everything you need to know about the IPL mega auction.
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IPL Mega Auction 2022 is an event where the ten teams of the Indian Premier League will form their squads. The teams will have a big auction purse, and plenty of big names will go under the hammer during the auction.
The players signed by the teams at IPL Mega Auction 2022 will turn up for the franchises in the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League.
The BCCI have not announced any date for the IPL Mega Auction 2022. But the auction is expected to take place around January.
Star Sports Network has acquired the broadcasting and live streaming rights for IPL 2022. The IPL Auction 2022 live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar VIP.
Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 HD are the channels that will telecast IPL Auction 2022. The broadcasters should soon publish the list of other channels that will telecast IPL Mega Auction.
The BCCI have not officially confirmed the IPL Mega Auction Rules, but reports have claimed that teams will be allowed to retain a maximum of four players. The teams can retain either two overseas + two Indian players or one overseas + three Indian players. Also, the 2 new teams will reportedly have permission to draft a maximum of three players each prior to the IPL Mega Auction.
British auctioneer Hugh Edmeades has conducted the last three IPL Auctions. It should not be a surprise if Hugh is the auctioneer at IPL Mega Auction. Before Edmeades, Richard Madley was the IPL Auctioneer for 11 seasons. This will be the first time Edmeades will conduct the mega auction if the BCCI retains his services.
The BCCI have not confirmed any location for IPL 2022 Auctions. The IPL Auction 2021 was hosted by Chennai.
The participating franchises enter the IPL Auctions with a massive auction purse. They use the funds to fight bidding wars and secure the services of the players they want. The organizers divide all players into multiple categories.
One by one, the auctioneer sells the players to the franchises. Each player gets an opportunity to set his base price before the auction. The franchise that bids first needs to start with the base price, and then the amounts increase gradually. Ultimately, the team with the highest bid buys the player’s services.
It is pertinent to note that the bids can be made within the prescribed budget limits for the auction purse. If a franchise runs out of funds, their bid will not be counted valid. Also, the franchises need to fill a fixed number of spots in their squad. So, they need to plan their strategies and use their funds accordingly.
The IPL Auctions are necessary before an IPL season because it helps in forming an evenly balanced squad. As mentioned ahead, the BCCI decides the auction purse for every franchise before the auction begins. So, none of the team owners have an advantage.
The IPL Auctions also make sure that the process of selection of players is transparent. Each team has an equal chance of signing a player. The fans also get to know the details because the auctions are telecasted worldwide. Also, the players get to know what happens inside the auction room.
Yes, the IPL Auction occurs every year. However, the IPL mega auction does not happen every year. It takes place once every three or four years. The 2011, 2014 and 2018 auctions were mega auctions, while the others were mini auctions only.
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