Bells have started ringing for the 17th edition of the IPL auction 2024 date with all 10 teams confirming their list of retained and released players.
There was more drama post the IPL retention day with Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya returning to his old franchise and five-time champions Mumbai Indians. Moreover, MI too stunned many by trading Cameron Green to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
All these developments have created a lot of excitement among fans eager to know IPL auction 2024 date. Crazy things have happened before especially in mini-auctions with Punjab Kings shelling out a massive amount of INR 18.5 crore which made him the costliest player in the history of IPL.
The recently concluded World Cup in India must have given a fair idea to the franchises of the players they want to get hold of in IPL auction 2024, the date of which is one of the most asked questions among fans these days.
Let us know more about the IPL auction 2024 date, time, broadcast and live streaming details
IPL auction 2024 date, time and venue
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), for the first time, has decided to hold the IPL auction outside India. The event is set to take place in Dubai at the Coca-Cola Arena on December 19. Last year, the IPL auction was held in Kochi while the mega auction was organised in Bengaluru in 2022.
Moreover, the IPL auction 2024 date coincides with the second ODI between India and South Africa which is to be played at St George’s Park in Gqeberha.
The match is set to commence at 4:30 PM IST while there is no official announcement regarding the start time of IPL auction.
Last year, the event commenced at 2:30 PM IST and one would expect for it to start at the same time this time around as well.
Where to watch IPL auction 2024 date live?
There is a lot of excitement around IPL 2024 auction and the fans are eagerly waiting for the event that is set to take place on December 19. Star Sports Network have the telecast rights of the IPL and the auction can be watched on TV different channels of their network.
Meanwhile, Jio Cinema is set to live stream the IPL auction for 2024 season for free on its app and website.
For the unversed, the purse for each of the 10 franchises has been increased from INR 95 crore to INR 100 crore this year. After releasing the list of retained and released players and after a couple of historic trades, Gujarat Titans are left with the maximum purse of Rs 38.15 crore while Lucknow Super Giants have the least purse of INR 13.15 crore.
As far as the IPL 2024 schedule is concerned, the BCCI is yet to announce the same. Generally the schedule of the tournament is confirmed after IPL 2024 auction, the date for which is December 19.