The 2021 Indian Premier League auction is scheduled for Thursday in Chennai, but it is not like the mega IPL auction events of the last two days.
This year’s IPL auction will run for a few hours, with a total of 202 players available for eight 2021 IPL teams – Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capital, Punjab Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Sunrisers Hyderabad – To pick from. SRH has the fewest player slots (3) left as they retain their current players, while RCB has the most open slots (13).
IPL 2021 auction date and time begin
The IPL 2021 auction has closed at 3pm IST in Chennai on Thursday 18 February. It is expected to last six hours. The post-auction show will be available at 9:00 IST.
IPL 2021 live auction
The live stream of the IPL 2021 auction is available at Disney + Hotstar – the official broadcaster of the IPL. Disney + Hotstar will let you choose from five language options: English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.
On TV, you can watch the IPL auction on Star Sports, Star India’s primary sports channel. The IPL 2021 auction will be available in five language options, similar to Disney + Hotstar. You must switch to the appropriate Star Sports 1 channel.
IPL 2021 schedule
When does cricket action begin, you ask? The IPL 2021 season is expected to return to its normal stage, in April – May, following a COVID-19 induced delay last year that pushed the 2020 IPL season to an early September. On top of this, the BCCI is confident that the IPL 2021 will take place in India, unlike the UAE, where it was held last year.
Mumbai Indians will enter the 2021 IPL season as two-time defending champions. IPL 2021 was initially scheduled to go to 10 teams again, but in the wake of the epidemic, BCCI opted for a delay for the 2022 IPL season.