With the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup being concluded on 19th of November, the Board of Control for Cricket in India will go ahead to prepare for the biggest cricket league, the Indian Premier League (IPL) which is in the T20 form, held annually in India. Ahead of the most popular cricket league in the world, BCCI officials have been deciding the tentative date for the auctions in which each national and international player is bought by different IPL franchises for a grand pay.
Deciding on the venue
Well, there is a possibility that the IPL auctions 2024 will likely take place in the Gulf country, Dubai. The tentative window for the same has been announced to be on December 15 to 19, even though these dates fall on week-days. Although no official notification has been sent to IPL franchises regarding the venue, the BCCI has certainly informed them of the possibility of hosting the auction in Dubai only.
Previously in 2023, the BCCI had decided to hold an auction in Turkey’s Istanbul but later changed the venue to Kochi. So there are high chances that this year also, even though the location is likely to be Dubai, the BCCI can still opt for last minute changes regarding the venue. On another note, the trading window is still open but there are signs of player exchanges among any IPL franchises.
WPL 2023 auction finalised
With the date and location for the IPL 2024 auction still uncertain, the Women Premier League 2024 auction is set to commence on December 9 in India only, confirmed BCCI although it has not been notified to the owners. As of now, WPL 2024 will begin in February next year. Well, the location for the IPL auction is still subjected to change, WPL’s auction venue remains to be India commencing from February considering the international obligations of Indian women’s squad until mid January.