Indian Premier League (IPL) governing council has scheduled the vivo IPL 2018 players auction for 27, 28 January in Bengaluru. All 8-team owners, mentors, head coaches and officials will sit down on tables to finalize their rosters for 11th edition of popular t20 cricket league beginning from 4th April.
IPL 2018 Auction Date, Venue
Date: 27 & 28 January, 2018
Time: 9:00 IST
With Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals return to IPLT20, teams will now prepare their full length squad again. Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians will retain maximum 5 players from their previous season squad in which 3 cricketers can be retained before auction while 2 can be retained with Right To Match (RTM) option during auction.
CSK and RR will have the opportunity to retain players from their 2015 squads. Both Chennai and Rajasthan can also pick players from Rising Pune SuperGiant and Gujarat Lions rosters.
International auctioneer and BBC TV expert Richard Madley has been associated with IPL since 2008 when the inaugural edition of tournament took place and first auction was conducted.
IPL Auction 2018 Rules & Regulations
|Participating teams||8 teams|
|No. of players retained||A total of 18 players retained by all 8 teams|
Teams Budget for IPL 2018 Auction
|Chennai Super Kings||47 Crore|
|Delhi Daredevils||47 Crore|
|Kings XI Punjab||67.5 Crore|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||59 Crore|
|Mumbai Indians||47 Crore|
|Rajasthan Royals||67.5 Crore|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||49 Crore|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad||59 Crore|
IPL 2018 Auction Live Streaming, Telecast
The live streaming of vivo Indian Premier League 2018 auction can be watched online on www.hotstar.com and www.iplt20.com. Star Sports will air IPL-11 auction live telecast on TV. You can tune to Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD.