IPL 2021 trading window: The trading window will close a week ahead of Indian Premier League 2021 auction in Chennai.
With the announcement of the auction date for the upcoming 14th season of the Indian Premier League, all eyes are on February 18 as the day will decide the fortunes of bountiful released, unsold and other players with respect to IPL 2021.
Slated to happen in Chennai next month, the auction won’t require IPL franchise owners to undergo a mandatory quarantine period. However, they will have to fulfill the criteria of two negative RT-PCR tests before the auction in addition to undergoing a similar test 72 hours before the auction date.
📣 It’s official: The #IPLAuction will be held on 1️⃣8️⃣ February in Chennai!
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It is worth mentioning that each franchise is allowed to bring along a total of 13 members for the auction. While eight of them will be permitted to sit on the auction table, the remaining five will have to sit in the gallery area.
IPL 2021 trading window
With the announcement of the date of auction coming via a tweet, there was confusion around the last date of the trading window which allows franchise to trade players before the auction.
“The Player registration for IPL 2021 Auction is in process and the Auction Register will be circulated. The trading window will remain open till seven days prior to the auction date and will close on 11th February 2021 at 5:00 PM (IST),” BCCI CEO and IPL COO Hemang Amin wrote to the franchises in an email.
In addition to the aforementioned date of February 11, franchises will also have the option of trading players among themselves as another trading window will open on the day after the auction.
As of now, Delhi Capitals have traded all-rounders Daniel Sams and Harshal Patel to Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals have traded veteran batsman Robin Uthappa to Chennai Super Kings. All these trades have been all-cash deals so far.