BREAKING: IPL mega-auction date officially announced by the BCCI
|Tue Dec 19 2017
After weeks of celebration, the mega auction of the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League’s will be held in Bengaluru on the respective dates January 27 and 28 respectively.
A top senior BCCI official confirmed the news, in what will come as an amazing piece of information for cricket fans all over the world.
As per ESPNcricinfo, the upcoming edition of the cash-rich tournament is expected hit the screens on April 4th and will come to a conclusion on May 31st.
According to the BCCI official, it was an easy bargain to make in choosing the venue for the mega-auction as even in the previous editions, Bengaluru was considered as the first-choice.
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With so many capped players back in full swing, the mega-auction is going to be one heck of an event, as all franchises will be vying to revamp their squads, while holding on to some of their most important players in their ranks.
“Since most of the capped players will be back in auction, it will be a mega auction that will be held in Bengaluru on January 27 and 28.
Since Bengaluru has been hosting all previous auctions, that was the choice of franchises,” a senior BCCI official said according to PTI inputs.
Even the match timings are subject to change for the 11th edition. The matches which were originally scheduled at 8 pm is likely to begin the match one hour in advance.
BCCI is still working on that matter and they will let it out soon in the times to come. This year saw a big switch in IPL as Star India bagged BCCI’s Global Media Rights.
“It was just a thought (starting game at 7 pm) and everyone welcomed it but first we need to speak to the broadcaster and take their nod.
We will work on modalities then. There have been many centres where travelling is a major concern.
All the issues were discussed and we all thought to start the game but early,” IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said.
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Looks like the road to IPL-11 has well and truly begun!