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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

IPL has confirmed 2021 players auction date.

 IPL 2021 players auction to be held on February 18 in Chennai.

 2021 IPL Auction scheduled for the day after India's second Test against England.

The 2021 IPL player auction will take place in Chennai on 18 February, the league revealed on Wednesday with a tweet. The statement came after the meeting of the IPL Governing Council on January 6, where it was agreed that the tournament's 2021 edition will remain an eight-team event.

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With the second Tests of the India-England series scheduled to end on Feb 17-the first two Tests are in Chennai and the last two in Ahmedabad-Feb 18 presents the organizers with a day-long window to conduct the auctions. By the deadline of January 20, the eight franchises had confirmed their list of retained and released players.

However, it is not yet certain that the tournament will be held in India. The three-member Board of Governors, headed by Brijesh Patel, discussed the situation at that meeting at the beginning of the year and kept their options open. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to erupt in India, it is understood that the UAE was in the 2020 edition. It was held, it remained one of the options.

In IPL Auction 2021, Teams needs to big names had to be released to extend their purses and free up their rosters. 

The biggest of those names is Steven Smith, captain of the Rajasthan Royals last season, who was released by the franchise. 

Smith will join the likes of Glenn Maxwell (formerly of the Kings XI Punjab), Chris Morris and Umesh Yadav (both the Royal Challengers Bangalore), Kedar Jadhav (the Chennai Super Kings), Nathan Coulter-Nile and James Pattinson (both the Mumbai Indians), Tom Banton (the Kolkata Knight Riders), and Jason Roy (the Delhi Capitals), who are some of the other high-profile names to be released into the auction pool.

Teams are allowed a maximum of 25 players on their rosters: the Royal Challengers (13), the Kings XI (9), the Rajasthan Royals (8) and the Knight Riders (8) are the teams with the highest number of slots to fill as things stand, while the Sunrisers Hyderabad (3) have the most complete roster at the moment.

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