IPL 2018 auction information will be updated here. The big question on every fan’s lips is how will the VIVO IPL participant auction become a full-fledged mega auction because it had been declared or will teams be permitted to retain some of their players in the 2017 season.
According to reports, Kings XI Punjab co-owner Preity Zinta has said she’s been informed by the BCCI that another year’s auction will be an open auction in that each of the players from all teams will be requested to return to the participant pool but if that will actually happen remains to be seen.
Speaking to some paper, Zinta said: “It had been intended to be an open auction without retention. We’ve been told concerning it.
She did state, however, that it didn’t mean she had been miserable with her group: “It does not indicate that I am not content with my team. I think we’ve got an excellent team. The groups which are doing well are the ones in which the young Indian players are performing.”
Regrettably, for Zinta and a few of people who believe this might be the best way to go, the IPL Governing Council might seem to permit a few of the players to be retained by their respective teams. For instance, there were two mega-auctions earlier this and both times, teams were permitted to retain four and five players respectively.
Will it be fair for them to be requested to rebuild their sides from scratch rather than the Delhi Daredevils along with the Kings XI Punjab, the two of whom have really been underwhelming at doing exactly the same?
Additionally, where does this leave the Chennai Super Kings along with the Rajasthan Royals, two teams that return back into the fold after the 10th period of the IPL is finished? Will they be permitted to pick some players of their own?