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IPL 2021 Mini-Auction Dates Revealed; Uncapped Indian Players Asked To Register

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has already revealed that there will be no mega-auction ahead of the next season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). As a result, we will see a mini-auction of IPL 2021 with the mega auction taking place next year when the governing body plans to add two more teams to the IPL sphere.

Meanwhile, according to a report in the Times Of India, the auction for IPL 2021 is all set to take place on February 16. However, before that, the players will have to register themselves for the auction. In a mail sent to the state associations, COO and interim BCCI CEO Hemang Amin explained the whole process through which an Indian player (whether capped or uncapped) may register to be able to play in the 2021 edition of the league.

IPL 2021 auction likely to take place on February 16

The Indian players who don’t have an IPL contract and wish to be a part of the auction will need to fill the player auction agreement and submit it online on February 4 by 5 pm. The originals can be sent by post till February 12. Amin also added that the BCCI will not be dealing with any player agent or manager and all dealings will be done with the state bodies.

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“Please note that, at this stage of the process, BCCI will only deal directly with the state associations and at no time will have any communication with player agents or managers. Any failure by a player to abide by this will (unless BCCI in its sole discretion decides otherwise) result in the player’s name being withdrawn with immediate effect from the IPL 2021 Auction Register and/or IPL 2021 Auction List (as appropriate),” he explained.

Meanwhile, speaking about the U19 players, they can only register for the auction if they are a part of any state association and have played at least one First-Class or List A match. Arjun Tendulkar, who recently made his debut for Mumbai in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is likely to go under the hammer during IPL 2021 auction.

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“An Indian U19 player may only register for the IPL 2021 Player Auction if the player is registered as a player with a State Association and has played in at least one match in either First Class cricket or List A cricket. For the 2021 Season, a U19 player is one who was born on or after 1 April 2002,” the mail said.

“Any uncapped player who has retired from domestic cricket, can only submit his auction agreement for player registration after getting written approval from BCCI,” added the mail.

Ankush Das

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