IPL mega auction to be held on Feb 12-13, confirms BCCI’s Jay Shah
BCCI has confirmed the mega auction of IPL 2022 to be held on February 12 and 13, confirms the secretary Jay Shah. However, they have not declared Bangalore as the venue which was widely expected.
The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) has confirmed the mega auction of India Premier League (IPL) 2022 to be held on February 12 and 13, confirms the secretary Jay Shah. However, they have not announced the venue yet and Bangalore to host the auction was widely expected.
“The mega IPL Auction will take place on February 12-13th and we will lock in the venues before that,”BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in a statement released after the meeting with the owners of the IPL. He has also disclosed that the upcoming edition of IPL 2022 will be held between March and May.
“I am delighted to confirm that the 15th season of the IPL will start in the last week of March and will run until May end,”Shah said.
Sources have revealed earlier that the BCCI is mulling over the option of starting the league on March 27, a week before the originally planned schedule that was starting from April 2.
The early start is understood to increase the time period and reduce the number of day games in the league, which has been expanded to 10 teams with the number of matches increased from 60 to 74.
Jay Shah also added that the owners want the league to be held in India and BCCI is leaving no stone unturned to give any other chance of the league happening in India.
“A majority of the team owners expressed their wish that the tournament is held in India. The BCCI was always keen on staging the 2022 edition that will see two new teams – Ahmedabad and Lucknow – in India. I can tell you that we will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the IPL stays in India. The BCCI has not compromised on the health and safety of its stakeholders in the past and will concurrently work on Plan B since the COVID-19 situation with new variants remains fluid,”he declared.