The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is planning to hold the auction for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 in mid-December this year. According to media reports, its date has been fixed as December 16 this year. During a recent informal discussion, the franchises who have apparently received cues from the BCCI or the IPL authorities, have discussed the possible IPL schedule.
This time the auction process will be shorter. Its venue has not been decided yet. At the same time, the date of the league has not been revealed yet. It is being speculated that after the restoration of the home and away format, the league can be organized in the last week of March next year.
IPL will return to its old format: Ganguly
The world’s biggest cricket league IPL is now going to return to its old form i.e. in the home-away format. Now 10 teams will be seen playing at the fixed venue. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has also mailed the state unit in this regard. It has been said that we are going to organize the Men’s IPL in the home-away format with 10 teams in the month of June.
Ganguly said in a message sent to the state units, ‘IPL will be organized in the format played on the home ground and the opposition team’s ground from next year.
All 10 teams will play their home matches at their respective venues.
The budget of the teams is 5 crores more than last year
This time each team will have a budget of Rs 95 crore for the players’ auction, which is Rs 5 crore more than last year. This means – each team will have a minimum reserve amount of Rs 5 crore to start with. Changes in the budgets of teams also hinge on whether the team releases or trades its players.