The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 mini-auction is all set to take place in Kochi on Friday, December 23. Unlike the last auction that took place over two days, this will be a mini-auction with only a handful of players up for grabs.
A total of 405 cricketers will go under the hammer as per requests from 10 franchises, out of which 273 are Indians and 132 are overseas players, including four from associate nations. A maximum of 87 players will be picked up by franchises, among which 30 will be foreign cricketers.
Representatives of all 10 teams have already gathered in Kochi and joined the pre-auction team briefing session on Thursday, December 22. The officials have gathered at Kochi’s Grand Hyatt Hotel, where the auction will begin at 2:30 pm IST.
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With the IPL media rights split this time, the Indian Premier League will be shown on separate platforms on TV and mobile in India. The Star Sports Network has the television rights to the tournament, while Viacom18 has the digital rights.
IPL 2023 auction – Where to watch
In India, the auction will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network on the following TV channels: Star Sports 1 and 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi and 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports First, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu and Star Sports 1 Kannada.
Live streaming will be available on the JioCinema app.
In Australia, the auction will be telecast live on Fox Sports. The telecast will begin at 6:45 pm AEDT. Meanwhile, there is still no information on where the IPL 2023 auction will be live in the UK.