There are talks that Indian Premier League’s (IPL) mini-auction for the 14th edition might take place on February 16 according to some reports.
BCCI has issued directives that players who are seeking to make their registrations can go ahead via online mode before February 4.
The Indian cricket board in a letter to state associations stated- “Registration for this season will be via an online IPL auction registration system. A unique password and login will be sent to you in a separate email. Please note the password should be changed once you have logged in for the first time and not to be shared with players. Once logged in you will be asked to register all interested players (details on the procedure can be found in the attached user manual for state associations).”
For franchises, the last date of announcing their list of retained players for 2021 edition is January 20.
The letter by BCCI also stated that no player managers or agents will be involved in this.
“Please note that, at this stage of the process, the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) will only deal directly with the state associations and at no time will have any communication with player agents or managers. Any failure by a player to abide by this will (unless BCCI in its sole discretion decides otherwise) result in the player’s name being withdrawn with immediate effect from the IPL 2021 auction register and/or IPL 2021 auction list (as appropriate).” It added, “When the above registration is initiated by the state association, it will generate an email to the player with their login details so they can complete the registration process. “Once registered, in order to express their interest in playing in the IPL 2021, the player should login to the online registration system. They will be required to complete all the fields and download and complete the IPL 2021 player auction agreement. Once completed the agreement must be uploaded back to the online registration system and the original sent or delivered to their respective state association. Please note physical signature of the player is required on original auction agreement.”
For under-19 players, who wants their name in the auction list, need to be registered as a player with a state body and have played at least one first-class or List A match.
“An Indian under-19 player may only register for the IPL 2021 player auction if the player is registered as a player with a state association and has played in at least one match in either first-class cricket or List A cricket. For the 2021 season, an u-19 player is one who was born on or after 1 April 2002,” the BCCI stated.
Uncapped players who have retired from domestic cricket will have to get BCCI’s approval for their registration.
“Any uncapped player who has retired from domestic cricket, can only submit his auction agreement for player registration after getting written approval from BCCI,” said the statement.