The Indian Premier League 2021 (IPL 2021) is scheduled to launch sometime in April, i.e. immediately after the conclusion of India’s home series against England. All eight franchises revealed entire lists of their retained and released players on Wednesday, January 20 in a bid to prepare themselves ahead of the IPL 2021 auction. With regards to the auction event, here is a look at some of the answers to trending queries like ‘when is IPL 2021 auction’ along with IPL 2021 auction schedule and live streaming details.
Earlier, it was reported that the IPL 2021 auction date was set to be February 11 next month. Further reports have also claimed that the bidding event will be conducted on February 16. However, no official confirmation or announcement has been made by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) yet. The auction for the upcoming season is set to be a mini one, unlike the mega auction conducted in December 2019 for the previous edition of the tournament.
The live streaming of the IPL 2021 matches will be made be available on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar for audiences in India. It is expected that the IPL 2021 auction live stream will also be made available on the aforementioned networks. One can visit any of the Star Sports channels, be it Star Sports 1/1 HD, 2/2 HD, 1 Hindi/1 HD Hindi, 1 Tamil, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports First to catch all the action from the bidding event.
🚨NEWS🚨 - 𝐈𝐏𝐋 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) January 21, 2021
No of players retained by the franchises - 1⃣3⃣9⃣
No of players released - 5⃣7⃣
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The IPL 2021 season will be the 14th edition of the tournament. The upcoming event will also mark the shortest gap between any two IPL seasons, owing to the late start of the 2020 edition held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) between September and November. The IPL 2021 season will also serve as a preparation campaign for several cricketers for the much-awaited T20 World Cup, scheduled to be held in India later this year.
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