BCCI officially announces IPL auction date
Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has officially announced the date and time for the auction process for the next year edition of Indian Premier League (IPL).
Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 was officially launced in the last month as franchises announced the list of players they are carrying with them for the next edition of the richest T20 league in the world.
As usual the next main process of the leagye will be the big auction that puts the remaining players under the hammer and provides them for the feancises whi are bidding on those players.
Earlier it was said that the hammering process for the next season will be held much earlier as it was planned to be done in the December of 2018 as a mini one since many greats of the leagues are retained bybthe respective franchises.
Now official news are released about the hammer process. The Indian Premier League auction for the 2019 edition will be held in Jaipur on December 18, the Board of Control for Cricket in India confirmed on Monday (December 3). A total of 70 slots are available with a maximum of 50 Indian players and 20 overseas players allowed to be picked.
At the same time, some reports suggested that the hammer process will have a prime time which could be 3 PM IST to 9.30 PM IST since the scheduled date is a week day.
Reportedly, the auction will begin at 3 PM IST and will go on until 9:30 in the evening which will help the fans follow both, Test match and the auction. Having said that, there is no official confirmation regarding the timings from the BCCI and at the moment, only the date and venue has been confirmed.