Indian Premier League news December 21, 2012

IPL player auction on February 3


The player auction ahead of the Indian Premier League's sixth season will be held on February 3, it was announced on Friday. The decision was conveyed to all nine franchise representatives during a workshop in Jodhpur. Later in the day, IPL chief executive Sundar Raman tweeted the news.

Though the venue for the auction is yet to be finalised, the representatives were told it would be held "in a metro". The auction, which is likely to see 37 players going under the hammer, was earlier expected to be held on January 12. However, the IPL authorities decided not to let it clash with India's one-day series against England (from January 11-27).

Meanwhile, besides briefing the representatives about the auction date and schedule, the workshop had the IPL organisers making various presentations related to player regulations, sponsors' obligations, etc. It was followed by one-on-ones with each of the nine team owners.

"It was a routine exercise, similar to what has happened during the earlier workshops," a franchise official said, preferring anonymity. "The workshop has kind of symbolised that the new season has indeed begun. It's time for everyone to start preparing."

Amol Karhadkar is a correspondent at ESPNcricinfo

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  • Dummy4 on December 23, 2012, 3:34 GMT

    To all those people who oppose IPL don't realize the following: (1) Youngsters get chance to perform (2) Players get very good money (no one likes to do or see the labor job - i.e. Test Match and get paid less) (3) Fans/BCCI/players are more excited about IPL than Tests and ODIs put together. The entire world operates on making more money and maximizing the happiness in life. BCCI makes more money, players get money, and fans enjoy the game very much... everyone wins :) (4) Players want to do well in ODI and Tests so that they get a chance in IPL.. which is the ultimate form of cricket. (5) IPL is difficult to play because batsman are faced with all kinds of bowlers and they need to score boundaries and score fast, which is not acceptable in Test.. which requires to play slow.. which is so easy.

  • Barry on December 22, 2012, 17:27 GMT

    Eagerly waiting for the by ipl won spend money on Bangladeshi players except few like shakib upto date..because ipl already have big big stars they can't waste their money on them...still they are talented but their standard has to be improved shakib who has special talent in himself has earned his place in ipl...tamil Iqbal just out of equation if if he cum he wil be unsold

  • Dummy4 on December 22, 2012, 12:30 GMT

    now ipl can be more interesting

  • Azhar on December 22, 2012, 12:09 GMT

    There is no desicion Yet taken on Pkaistan players

  • Suman on December 22, 2012, 9:06 GMT

    @Jimbond - Well said buddy..while it is really "Interesting Tournament- especially to study the fan behaviour."...even the aussies, poms & kiwis have their stake...that is to keep on their tirade against IPL. Come on guys let us all just accept the facts that 1) IPL is and in the near foreseeable future will be the de-facto premier T20 tournament.. 2)India is a powerto be reckoned with when it comes to limited overs cricket 3)India is a minnow in tests right now....

  • Abhijith on December 22, 2012, 8:38 GMT

    @adnan_mamoon i agree with ur rule theory but its better for 8 countries to play proper test cricket than T20 leagues being set up all over the world and turning this game of cricket into a street v country is best for any sport........

  • Dummy4 on December 22, 2012, 7:48 GMT

    If Ipl misses Pk players yet again...Ipl will fail to gain worldclass status yet again.......

  • Deccan on December 22, 2012, 7:00 GMT

    @jimbond.. we can understand your grief. but it's cricket after all... is there any rule which says you can't be a fan of a player from different country? forget about country v country for a while and enjoy the sport man.. football is all about clubs, passion, history, fan following. that's why it is such a popular sport. cricket will forever have only eight competitive teams if we don't get over this country v country thing. ipl is the future of cricket, accept it or not

  • James on December 22, 2012, 6:22 GMT

    Now the Indian fans can be happy again, they can start cheering for their boroughs- and be happy when Kallis hits Zaheer Khan for a boundary. And besides Indians, I guess (from the comments) that the ones who have the most stake are the Bangladeshi fans (who have dreams that one day their entire national team will be playing in IPL), and for some reason the Pakistani fans as well. Interesting Tournament- especially to study the fan behaviour.

  • Dummy4 on December 22, 2012, 5:49 GMT

    this time also shakib is with KKR (IPL-6).but Pune I guess put Tamim to the auction.I hope Tamim will get a chance to play in a good francize this year.

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