The 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is to be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 19 September. Vivo will not be the title sponsor of the IPL this year, so the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is looking for a new sponsor. All franchise teams have started preparing for IPL. The entire world economy has also collapsed due to Kovid-19, so the mega auction scheduled for 2021 IPL this year can also be postponed.
The IPL was scheduled to be held from March 29 this year, but was postponed indefinitely by the BCCI due to Kovid-19. The final match of the tournament is to be played on November 10, so it is very difficult to organize the auction in December. According to a Times of India report, BCCI is considering to have the next season without auction. According to this report, franchise teams can play in the 2021 IPL along with the 2019 auction team.
A source told, ‘What makes it worth holding a mega auction now and then you will not have time for planning. Let’s see what to do next. According to the report, franchise teams have also agreed to this, as there will not be much gap between IPL 2020 and IPL 2021. For mega auction, franchise teams need at least 3-4 months time so that they can formulate a strategy.