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IPL 2021 players auction likely to held on February 18: BCCI official

The venue for IPL 2021 players' auction is yet to be decided, says a BCCI official

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IPL 2021 | IPL auction | Indian Premier League

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The BCCI is also yet to decide whether the IPL will happen in India or not. Photo: @Sportzpics for IPL

The IPL players auction ahead of the 2021 season is likely to be held on February 18, a official told PTI on Friday.

"The auction will be held on February 18. The venue is yet to be decided," the official said.

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The is also yet to decide whether the IPL will happen in India or not even though Board President Sourav Ganguly has repeatedly asserted that everything possible would be done to keep the glitzy event at its home.

Check 2021 IPL complete list of players released and retained by 8 franchises

The 2020 edition was held in the UAE in September-November due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A smooth conduct of India's home series against England from next month should pave the way for the lucrative league to be held at home.

Read all about Delhi's pre-season squad, salary ahead of 2021 auctions here

The player retention deadline ended on January 20 and the trading window closes on February 4.

Top Australian draws like Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell were released from and respectively on the last day of the retention deadline.

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First Published: Fri, January 22 2021. 17:56 IST