On Wednesday (January 27), the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that the auction for the 14th season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2021 Auction) will be held on February 18 in Chennai.
The window for the eight IPL franchises to retain players for the Indian Premier League 2021 season was closed on January 20. 139 players were retained by the franchises whereas 57 players were released from their existing squads. As of now, 57 players will be available for the IPL 14 auctions.
🚨ALERT🚨: IPL 2021 Player Auction on 18th February🗓️— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) January 27, 2021
Venue 📍: Chennai
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After the closing of the window for retention, the trading window will be open till February 4. Till now three trade have been done, Robin Uthappa from Rajasthan Royals have been traded to Chennai Super Kings. Also, Harshal Patel and Daniel Sams have been traded to Royal Challengers Bangalore from Delhi Capitals.