After completing 10 successful years with IPL 2017, now it’s time for the 11th year with IPL 2018. There is no doubt that the IPL or the Indian Premier League has done wonders in revolutionizing cricket, thus bringing new talent every year.
Alike every year, this IPL edition will also bring excitement to the IPL-fans. The fans will experience the comeback of the IPL franchises Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings, who faced suspension for 2 years over unlawful betting actions. The excitement doesn’t stop here. Have a look through this write-up, and get to know more.
After a long hush-hush, finally it is revealed that the 11th edition of IPL will be scheduled between 4th of April and 31st May 2018. But before this, the other attraction to IPL-cricket fans will be the IPL 2018 Open Auction.
IPL 2018 Auction: The grandest event
IPL 2018 open auction is regarded as one of the grandest events of any edition’s IPL. This special happening is going take place in the month of February 2018; however the final dates aren’t decided so far. If everything carry out according to the plan, all the players would be back to the auction pool and will then be up for the grab on the event.
The IPL 2018 open auction seems to be different this year as this event has been termed as mega-auction in this season. Moreover, it’s the first time right from the first IPL edition; all the players will be going back to the pool. The other thing to talk about this edition’s auction is, the player salary cap and the squad size. While the squad size has been lowered, the salary cap has increased. This signifies that the IPL fans are going to see even bigger money being handed out to the players taking part in this season.
On this 11th edition, the highest salary cap has been fixed as 80 crores weigh against 66 crores in earlier IPL seasons. While the squad size has been lowered this year from a squad of 27, excluding 8 overseas players, to 25, including 9 overseas players.
On the whole, it sounds like it will be a fascinating auction to watch out this year. Yet more information on the IPL open auction 2018 date and the format will be looked for with the closer to the tournament.
Previous information about IPL 2017 Auction:
- As a result of IPL revenue, the shares of Sun TV are expected to rise in accordance with CITI.
- Shane Bond is observed to play the coaching role in this IPL
- Previously, the teams Rajasthan and Kolkata, opposed Dhoni’s return to the team Chennai as they didn’t want the retention policy.
Top estimated auction players:
The top estimated auction players are Kesrick Williams, Chadwick Walton, Evin Lewis, Krishmar Santokie, Rayad Emrit. As mentioned earlier, it is thought that all players will be put in the auction pool; however there is a demand for retention. Besides, there is a proposal for the matching card system.