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Ipl Mega Auction to be held on February 12 and 13 in Bangalore

Ipl Mega Auction to be held on February 12 and 13 in Bangalore

The IPL (Indian Premier League) 2022 mega auction will be held in Bangalore on February 12, 13. While the BCCI in India is yet to announce the dates officially, the franchise owners have confirmed that the bidding war will be held on the said dates.

A report in Cricbuzz claims that the portal spoke to each franchise owner to confirm the auction dates. Based on the conversation, the conclusion was reached over February 12 and 13 being the two dates for the auction.

It also noted that the Indian cricket team would be playing against West Indies while the mega auction will be held in Bengaluru. India and West Indies are slated to face each other in an ODI encounter on February 12 in Kolkata.

The BCCI official said that the auction schedule is final despite the clash. The board insisted that it make sure that the match will have no bearing on the auction proceedings.

And franchise official told Cricbuzz after confirming the same with the BCCI.

"It has been simplifying to us that the match and auction are two different things and both will go ahead," 

It has to be noted that the broadcaster for both the IPL auction and the match between India and WI will be the same Star Sports. As per the report, Star Sports have been informed about the clash in dates, and a reply from them is awaited.

Ipl Mega Auction to be held on February 12 and 13 in Bangalore 1Twitter image: @IPL

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Purse Remaining with eight existing IPL franchises after retention:

1. Delhi Capitals – INR 47.5 crore
2. Chennai Super Kings – INR 48 crore
3. Royal Challengers Bangalore – INR 57 crore
4. Kolkata Knight Riders – INR 48 crore
5. Mumbai Indians – INR 48 crore
6. Punjab Kings – INR 72 crore
7. Rajasthan Royals – INR 62 crore
8. Sunrisers Hyderabad – INR 68 crore

There has been a question mark on the ownership of the Ahmedabad franchise by CVC Capitals over the brand's investments into betting businesses. As per another report in Cricbuzz, the matter between the BCCI and CVC Capitals is settling, but an official confirmation is awaiting.

The second new franchise, Lucknow, has reportedly gotten the nod by the BCCI to negotiate deals with their potential new signings ahead of the auction. Both Lucknow and Ahmedabad have a purse balance of INR 90 crore. Both the franchises can sign a maximum of three players before the auction begins in February.

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