IPL 2021 auction to be held on February 18 in Chennai Photograph:( Twitter )
With the auction of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 set to be held in Chennai, let us take a look at telecast and live-streaming details.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 auction is all set to be held on Thursday (February 18) in Chennai. With as many as 292 players set to go under the hammer, franchises are expected to bolster their squad in a bid to boost their chances of winning the coveted IPL trophy.
Among all the eight franchises ahead of IPL 2021 auction, Punjab Kings have the highest purse available at INR 53.20 crore, followed by Rajasthan Royals, who have INR 37.85 crore.
Fans can expect both Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals to spend heavy and sign some big-name players.
Ahead of the IPL 2021 auction, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly reflected back on the success of IPL 2020, which was held in the UAE amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
"It`s a small auction but I think a lot of teams will have a lot of work to do. It was unbelievable the way it went in the UAE amid all the Covid scare in the months of October and November," Ganguly told Star Sports.
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"It got amazing ratings, the best in the last 13 years. This year it is going to be big as well. We`ll see if we can get crowds back into the IPL. That`s a decision we will have to take shortly," he said.
The auction for IPL 2021 will take place in Chennai on February 18.
The auction for IPL 2021 will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network from 3 pm IST.
The auction for IPL 2021 can be live-streamed on Hotstar from 3 pm IST.