The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is looking forward to organising Mini Auction for the upcoming edition of IPL 2023. However, BCCI has not made any confirmation regarding this yet.
According to a report in Cricbuzz, BCCI has discussed the matter with the ten franchises during informal interactions. The report also adds that it is going to be a mini auction with the purse will be INR 95 crore, 5 crores more than last year. Each team will have at least INR 5 crore in their reserves to start the auction, which can be increased by releases and trades of players. Teams can release their players to increase their purse value.
Chennai Not Looking To Release Ravindra Jadeja
One of the most successful teams in the IPL in terms of trophies, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is reportedly not looking for a trade for out-of-favour Ravindra Jadeja or can be released by the franchise completely. CSK have approached Gujarat Titans (GT) for a swap with Shubman Gill but the move has been dismissed by the defending champions.
Some other teams, including Delhi Capitals, have inquired about Jadeja with CSK reportedly vehement about not wanting to do anything with the star all-rounder. Chennai reportedly is not in a mood to continue with Ravindra Jadeja and they are trying to find his alternative so that he can be traded.
Ravindra Jadeja who was the part of Indian Team for Asia Cup 2022 was ruled out of the tournament due to a knee injury. The batting all-rounder had played a crucial knock in the group stage encounter against Pakistan.
Even though the start date of the 2023 IPL edition is yet unknown, it is understood that the tournament may begin in the fourth week of March.
IPL will return to its original, pre-COVID-19 home-and-away format from the 2023 season, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has conveyed to the board’s affiliated state units. The IPL has been held at only a few venues since the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020 as the lucrative league unfolded behind closed doors across three venues in UAE — Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.
In 2021 too, the tournament was held across four venues — Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Chennai. However, with the pandemic under control, the cash-rich league will return to its old format in which each team plays one home and one away match.
“The next season of men’s IPL will also go back to the home and away format with all ten teams playing their home matches at their designated venues,” read a Ganguly’s note