Players auction for the 15th season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2022 Mega Auction) is scheduled to take place on February 12 and February 13, 2022 in Bengaluru. Cricket viewers are excited as they are heading more closer to the IPL 2022.
Here is everything you should know before the IPL Auction 2022:
1) Purse Available
The ten franchises have a total available purse of Rs 561.5 crore. Breakdown of purse value of each franchise are listed below:
|Chennai Super Kings||Rs 48.00 Crore|
|Delhi Capitals||Rs 47.50 Crore|
|Gujarat Titans||Rs 52.00 Crore|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||Rs 48.00 Crore|
|Lucknow Super Giants||Rs 59.00 Crore|
|Mumbai Indians||Rs 48.00 Crore|
|Punjab Kings||Rs 72.00 Crore|
|Rajasthan Royals||Rs 62.00 Crore|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||Rs 57.00 Crore|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad||Rs 68.00 Crore|
Also it is mandatory for the franchises to spend minimum 75% of the total purse value which is Rs 90 crore, that is Rs 67.5 crore.
2) Slots Available
A total of 217 spots are available in eight franchise team including 70 overseas slots. A total 590 players; 370 Indian players and 220 overseas players are up for grabs. There are a total of 229 capped players, 354 uncapped and seven players from the Associate teams. Slots availability for each team are broken down below:
|Team||Slots Available||Overseas Slot|
|Chennai Super Kings||21||7|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||21||6|
|Lucknow Super Giants||22||8|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||21||7|
The maximum squad strength for each team is that of 25 players. However, every team must have minimum 18 players in their respective squads. Also a team can have maximum 8 overseas players.
3) IPL 2022 Auctioneer
Hugh Edmeades will be the auctioneer for the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. He took over from Richard Madley in 2018 and has been hosting the IPL auction ever since.
4) Date, Time and Venue of IPL Auction 2022
Date: 12 and 13 February 2022
Time: 11.00 am IST
5) Live Stream and Live Telecast Channel
Live Telecast Channels: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 1 Tamil, and Star Sports 1 Bangla.
Live stream: Disney+Hotstar.
6) RTM (Right To Match)
No. Unlike the last mega auction in 2018, the IPL has decided not to have RTMs this time, since that will be unfair to the two new teams which have just joined the IPL.
What is a Right to Match Card?
This is an option given to the franchises to buy back a player they have not managed to retain but would like to bring back into their team. The way it works is that after the highest bid amount for a player is determined at the auction, the team which previously owned the player is given the choice to match the highest bid. If they choose to use their RTM card they can then have the player. If not, the team which bid the highest for that player get to buy the player. When the RTM card is available as an option a team which owned the player previously waits for the bidding to get over before using the card to buy back the player. This is of course if the franchise wants to buy back the player.
7) Accelerated Bidding Process
Only the first 161 players will be up for bidding on first day (Saturday, February 12). The second day will start with an accelerated bidding process.
What is the accelerated process?
As the name suggests, the accelerated process is to quicken the whole auction process. After the first day of the auction, the franchises will be asked to nominate, from the remaining pool, the players they are interested in. Those players will go under the hammer on Sunday. This process could be repeated again if any franchise wants to further nominate unpresented/unsold until then.
8) Silent Tie-Breaker
The silent tie-breaker has existed in the IPL auctions since 2010 but it has not been used until now.
What is the silent tie-breaker?
It comes into play when a franchise makes a “last bid” for a player wherein it would have exhausted its purse and that amount would be matched by another franchise. Both franchises would then need to submit a written bid stating an amount they would pay over the “last bid” they had made.That tie-break bid is the separate amount the franchise has to pay to the BCCI and is not deducted from their purse. There is no limit on the amount of the tie-break bid. If the silent bids are also equal, the process will be repeated.