The IPL 2022 auction is all set to take place later this month or earlier in the month of January 2022 as the 8 IPL teams have locked their retention list. Apart from them, IPL 2022 will have 2 new teams in the form of Lucknow and Ahmedabad which will also be retaining players released by the other 8 teams.
Some big names in the IPL 2022 retention were released by the franchises. These players might either be retained by the other 2 teams or they might jump into the IPL 2022 auction. Some big names including the likes of KL Rahul, David Warner, Rashid Khan, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, and many others weren’t retained by the franchises and are now, these players might go under the hammer in IPL 2022 auction.
As per reports, KL Rahul is all set to captain the Lucknow franchise while Shreyas Iyer will be seen leading the Ahmedabad franchise. Apart from that, Andy Flower has also been appointed as the head coach of the Lucknow franchise for IPL 2022. If reports are to be believed, Ahmedabad might go after David Warner and Hardik Pandya while Lucknow is all set to bid for Rashid Khan.
The IPL 2022 auction dates are not revealed yet. However, it is expected to take place in the first week of February 2022. The IPL 2022 auction date is all likely to be February 12 and February 13 in Bengaluru. Many overseas and domestic players will go under the hammer during IPL 2022 mega auction. Like the 2018 mega auction, the IPL 2022 mega auction will unpack a lot of surprises for fans and it will be a two-day affair with all the glitz and glam.
The salary purse for IPL 2022 auction has been increased to Rs. 90 crore per team. Earlier in IPL 2021, the salary purse for each franchise was Rs. 85 crores. The 8 teams can retain either 4, 3, 2, or 1 player or no players at all. However, they will have the respective deduction from their salary purse when they go ahead with these options.
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