The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced a significant update regarding the IPL 2024 Auction date. The purse for each franchise has been increased to an enormous Rs 100 Crore, with no restrictions on retention. This article will provide all the essential updates for IPL 2024.
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Excitement Around Squads and Auction Date
Since the Chennai Super Kings clinched the trophy in IPL 2023, fans have been eagerly speculating about the squads for the upcoming season. There is a lot of buzz surrounding player retentions for the next season, and insiders have already disclosed some of the expected retentions and releases. Scroll down to find out the IPL 2024 Auction date and more.
IPL 2024 Auction Anticipation and Changes
In anticipation of the IPL 2024 Auction, cricket enthusiasts are currently focused on the World Cup 2023 and the Asia Cup. The official date and venue for the IPL 2024 Auction will be disclosed following the conclusion of the World Cup 2023. The expected auction venues include Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Kolkata, and Jaipur. Notably, this year, there are no restrictions on player retentions, allowing teams to retain their entire squad—a rarity in IPL history. The team budgets have also been raised from Rs 95 crore to Rs 100 crore.
IPL 2024 Auction Date
An official from the BCCI has indicated that the primary focus now lies on the World Cup, and IPL planning will follow suit once World Cup details are settled. While the precise date is yet to be determined, it is likely to fall in the third or fourth week of December. Teams, however, are required to announce their retained players ahead of the auction, making preparations for IPL 2024 an eagerly awaited event in the last month of the year.
Strategy of Delhi Capitals
As previously noted, teams have the liberty to retain any number of players from their previous squad. However, despite this flexibility, some teams are already making preparations for the upcoming auction. The Delhi Capitals, who played without Rishabh Pant in IPL 2023, are poised to be among the most active participants at the auction table. It won’t be surprising if they decide to release several players from their current squad. The team management, led by Saurav Ganguly and Ricky Ponting, is likely to have a well-thought-out strategy in place for the forthcoming IPL Auction.