With the Indian Premier League 2021 over and the T20 World Cup also concluding, next big thing in sight of the BCCI is the IPL 2022. Ahead of the competition next year, there is set to be a mega auction and as per a recent statement by the IPL Governing Council, it could well happen in the first week of January.
The eight old franchises of the tournament will be asked to finalise their list of retained players and only after that, the teams will sit at the auction table. Make no mistake, there will be ten teams this time around at the mega auction with Lucknow and Ahmedabad being the two new franchises.
Here is all you need to know about the IPL 2022 Mega Auctions:
Where will IPL 2022 Mega Auction be held?
IPL 2022 is likely to be held in India. However, the city is yet to be confirmed.
At what time IPL 2022 Mega Auction begin?
Based on reports from credible sources, the auction might begin at 3:30 pm (IST). However, any official update which suggests otherwise will be updated here.
Where to watch IPL 2022 Mega Auction?
With Star Sports continuing to be the television and digital streaming partner for IPL, fans can watch the IPL 2022 Live Streaming at the Star Sports Network.
Will live streaming be available for IPL 2022 Mega Auction?
Fans can catch the live streaming of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction on the Disney+Hotstar app and website.
What is the last date for IPL 2022 mega auction retention?
As per the last official confirmation, the last date for IPL 2022 mega auction retention is November 30.
BCCI Secretary Jay Shah has confirmed that the 2022 season of the IPL, which will be the tournament's 15th season, will be happening in India. While the entire 2020 season happened in the United Arab Emirates, it was decided that the 2021 season will unfold in India. However, that wasn't to be as several COVID-19 cases started emerging inside the bio-secure bubbles of various franchises which forced the organisers to indefinitely suspend the tournament.
Later, the cash-rich league did resume, but in the United Arab Emirates and while both the seasons were successfully held, it was a no-brainer that the tournament will ultimately have to go back to its home country.