Where to Watch IPL auction for fans outside India?

Where to Watch IPL auction for fans outside India? The IPL mini-auction will take place in Kochi on Friday, December 23.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) mini-auction is scheduled for December 23 in Kochi. The incumbent champions are Gujarat Titans, who defeat former IPL winners Rajasthan Royals (2008) to claim the coveted trophy. All organizations have already begun brainstorming strategies and must have identified certain individuals to seek at the auction to improve their squads ahead of the new season.

In terms of the auction, as many as 991 people registered for it at the start. Only 405 would go under the hammer. The contest on Friday will include 131 bowlers, 61 hitters, 155 all-rounders, and 58 wicket keepers.

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The player auction will take place on Friday at 2:30 PM IST at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Kochi.

The combined purse of all franchisees participating in the mini-auction is INR 206.50 crore. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) enter with the largest purse of INR 42.25 crore, while Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have the smallest purse of INR 7.05 crore at the auction.

The inclusion of a ‘Impact Player’ ahead of the 16th edition announce by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The Impact Player rule allows a side to identify a substitute during a match that is already in progress. Teams can nominate four replacement players and use one during the live match to replace any player from the starting eleven.

Franchises must thoroughly evaluate the players during the auction before agreeing to hire them. The conventional ‘Home and Away’ format will also return in the 2019 season, since the COVID-19-centric constraints will not be there.

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