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Indian T20 League 23' Auction set for December 23 at Kochi

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Indian T20 League Auction Date set for December 23 at Kochi

The Indian Cricket Board has postponed the Indian T20 League auction by a week from the proposed date of December 16, and shifted the venue to Kochi. Informal communications have contacted franchises notifying them about the change in date and venue. 

As per reports, the Indian Cricket Board told the franchises an advisory on the bidding event details would be sent early this month and it is believed that the franchises were informed on Wednesday about the new date and venue. 

According to sources the Indian Cricket Board was looking for a potential venue once the Istanbul plan could not go all the way through. Finding a suitable place that could host and accommodate over 200 representatives from the 10 Indian T20 League franchises and with adequate presidential suits for the owners hadn’t been an easy task in the wedding season. 

Despite considering Goa, the Indian Cricket Board went on to finalise Kochi. 

December 23 is expected to be the new/rescheduled date for the auction which means it will be starting in the afternoons, could clash with a few sessions of India’s test against Bangladesh on what could be the second day of the second and final test in Dhaka. Besides, the auction will be just a couple of days prior to Christmas. 

Ahead of the late December meeting for the Indian T20 League teams, an important date is November 15, when the franchises will have to release players to generate funds for the auction. An automatic increment of ₹5 crores is seen in the salary cap but that would scarcely be enough to make any transactions at the auction. 

The teams will be forced to release some of their non performing stars and among them could be Mayank Agarwal, Odeon Smith, Shardul Thakur, Shivam Mavi, Romario Shepherd, KS Bharat and Jason Holder. Ravindra Jadeja’s position in the upcoming Chennai squad is under question but the franchise officials keep inclining that the Indian all rounder isn’t going anywhere. 

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