(Odisha Sports): The auction for next year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held on December 19 in Kolkata. It is for the first time that the BCCI has decided to conduct the auctions at a new venue, going away from the tradition of holding it in Bengaluru.
According to report, this year’s auction is the last small one before franchises disband next year and prepare to assemble fresh squads from 2021. In 2018, the last big auction took place in January when franchises were allowed to retain five players before building new squads. The trading window for all the eight franchises will close on November 14.