Istanbul is one of five locations shortlisted to host the IPL auction likely to be held on December 16, according to a BCCI official. In addition to the Turkish capital and Bengaluru, the usual location for the auction, New Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad are also in the works. But one last call will be answered when the IPL Governing Council, under new chairman Arun Singh Dhumal, meets for the first time soon.
“No final decision has been made yet, but we are looking at Istanbul. We have not met the teams and their officials in a relaxed environment since COVID, and this way we will be able to do that,” the BCCI official told PTI . “A final decision will be made after consultation with all stakeholders.”
Unlike last year, this year there will be a mini auction. The 10 IPL franchises have already been asked to submit their list of retained players by November 15th. Also, the salary cap is likely to be raised from Rs 90 to Rs 95 crore for next season.