IPL 2023: Mini Auction to be rescheduled after franchises face ‘unavailability of foreign staff’ due to Christmas- Reports

The BCCI had earlier confirmed that the auction will be hosted in Kochi on December 23.

Abhishek SandikarAuthor

Updated - 22 November 2022 09:00 PM

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According to reports, the 2023 IPL Auction is set to be rescheduled. The BCCI had earlier confirmed that the auction will be hosted in Kochi on December 23, after the retentions were announced on November 15. The change could be because of the unavailability of foreign staff for major IPL sides, due to Christmas festivities. 

As per several reports, many teams are planning to request the BCCI for rescheduling the event. However, there is no official announcement from the top board as yet. There has been no answer from the BCCI regarding a possible change of date. As most teams are with foreign coaches,  the franchises will have a hard time planning their strategy for the upcoming event. 

The head coaches for each IPL team:

Mumbai Indians: Mark Boucher

Chennai Super Kings: Stephen Fleming

Delhi Capitals: Ricky Ponting

Punjab Kings: Wasim Jaffer

Lucknow Super Giants: Andy Flower

Gujarat Titans: Ashish Nehra

Rajasthan Royals: Andrew McDonald

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Sanjay Bangar

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Brian Lara

Punjab Kings: Trevor Bayliss

For the 2023 season, teams will prepare for a mini-auction where they will have a purse of INR 95 crore which is 5 crores more than last year. The purse could further expand if a franchise releases or trades players.

The early reports regarding the 2023 IPL and the auction surfaced after then BCCI President Sourav Ganguly sent out a note to all state authorities stating that the IPL will be returning to its former structure where teams will be playing in the ‘Home and Away’ format for the 2023 season.

The statement said, “The next season of men’s IPL will also go back to the home and away format with all ten teams playing their home matches at their designated venues.”

On the same note, Ganguly also informed the state units that BCCI will kick off the Women’s IPL (WIPL) early next year. Ganguly wrote, “The BCCI is currently working in the much-awaited women’s IPL. We are expecting to start the first season early next year.”

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