IPL 2022 mega auction to be held on February 12-13, confirms Jay Shah

IPL 2022 mega auction to be held on February 12-13, confirms Jay Shah

Shah also assured that BCCI will try its level best to ensure IPL 2022 stays in India.

IPL Auction 2021
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The IPL 2022 will be a 10-team affair with the introduction of two new franchises Lucknow and Ahmedabad respectively. While the schedule is yet to be out, it has been reported that the 15th edition of the marquee tournament will get underway in late March or early April. While the excitement continues for this year’s IPL, all eyes will be on the upcoming mega auction and now, it has been officially confirmed that the auction will be taking place on February 12 and 13.

While the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has finalised the IPL 2022 mega auction date, and the Secretary of the national cricket board Jay Shah has confirmed the same. He also added that the mega event that starts in the final week of March concludes in the final week of May.

“The mega IPL Auction will take place on February 12-13th and we will lock in the venues before that. “I am delighted to confirm that the 15th season of the IPL will start in the last week of March and will run until May end,” said Shah as quoted by Cricbuzz.

Jay Shah says the BCCI will leave no stone unturned in ensuring IPL 2022 stays in India

The BCCI Secretary has assured that the board will try its level best to ensure that this year’s Indian Premier League is hosted in India itself. Furthermore, he also added that a majority of the stakeholders have expressed their wish of organizing the tournament in the country.

“A majority of the team owners expressed their wish that the tournament be held in India. The BCCI was always keen on staging the 2022 edition that will see two new teams – Ahmedabad and Lucknow – in India. I can tell you that we will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the IPL stays in India. The BCCI has not compromised on the health and safety of its stakeholders in the past and will concurrently work on Plan B since the COVID-19 situation with new variants remains fluid,” he added.

It remains to be seen if the BCCI will come up with a backup plan leading up to the cash-rich tournament in the summer.