IPL 2017 Auction date moved to late February

IPL 2017 Auction date moved to late February

IPL 2016 Auction
IPL Auction (Photo Source: Twitter)

After much hassle, the 2017 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2017) auction has been moved to a later date in a bid to conduct India’s Premier T20 domestic event in an efficient and smooth manner. This also witnesses the auction on hold in a bid to complete the one-off Test match against Bangladesh as well. The Indian cricket team will be off for the better part of a week before they take on Bangladesh in the Hyderabad Cricket Association for the one-off Test.

The Indian Premier League has been clouded by allegations of corruption as well as match-fixing in recent times, something that has questioned the credibility of the League in recent times. However, despite all of this, the fact of the matter is that the Committee of Administrators is concerned about a few urgent matters in hand at the moment.

“The Committee of Administrators (COA) met the concerned BCCI officials today to take stock of the urgent and important matters mainly concerning the successful conduct of IPL 2017.” a BCCI media release said.

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The IPL has also seen its fair share of controversy with many a player taking to partying and not focusing on the cricket and the job at hand. However, since then there has been a crackdown on the same as well as the controversies as well, making it a clean yet profitable tournament.

Despite this, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has seen its fair share of problems happening with president Anurag Thakur and his deputy Ajay Shirke made to forcibly resign following a court case involving the Lodha Panel. This has also seen a plethora of boards across the country lose their top officials as well.