The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 auction plan has come to light.
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) wants to conduct the IPL 2023 auction in mid-December with the exact date being December 16, 2022. The schedule has been informally proposed to all the franchises.
It was a mega-auction for the last season.
The BCCI has decided upon the mini version of it this time around.
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The salary purse of a franchise has been set up as INR 95 crore for the upcoming auction.
The purse can increase in case a franchise releases or trades a player.
Meanwhile, Sourav Ganguly has written to the state associations that the IPL 2023 will be back to the normal home and away model and also spoke of women’s IPL.
“The next season of men’s IPL will also go back to the home and away format with all 10 teams playing their home matches at their designated venues,” the BCCI president said in a letter to the state units.
The last three IPLs have been confined to fewer centres – the 2022 edition was in Mumbai and Pune.
In 2021, it was held in a few centres in India initially and later in the UAE.
The 2020 IPL was totally held in UAE.
On the women’s IPL, Ganguly said:
“The BCCI is currently working on the much-awaited Women’s IPL. We are expecting to start the first season early next year. More details on this will follow in due course.”
CSK reject Jadeja’s trade offer
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have declined to trade Ravindra Jadeja, with two franchises, one of them being Delhi Capitals (DC), seeking a swap.
There were rumours that the star all-rounder will leave CSK after the infamous captaincy episode during the IPL 2022.
Reportedly, there were also requests for the trades of Rahul Tewatia and R Sai Kishore but Gujarat Titans (GT) did not entertain them.