The much-awaited sixth season of the Indian Premier League is all set to commence from April 3, 2013. However, the auction for the same is yet to take place. The auction will include both, domestic and international, cricketers from different cricketing countries. These players will be put on auction where different IPL team owners will be calling for them in order to get the desired players in their team.
The auction for IPL 6 is expected to be held on February 3, 2013. The venue for the same would be either Chennai or Kolkata. The auction of the 4th season’s auction of the league had laid down certain regulations for the 4th and 5th edition. These included the permission to retain only four players from the previous year’s team and the rest of the players would be up for auction. The retained players were made to sign contracts for two seasons, 2011 and 2012, of the league. And now that the two seasons are over, it will be interesting to see the new set of rules and regulations set for the players in the 2013 edition of the IPL.
Owners of each IPL team would be allowed to spend a maximum of $12.5 million at the auction to get their desired players. Moreover, each team can buy a maximum of 33 players, out of which 1/3rd of the players should be foreign players, as per the regulations. Playing 11 of every team can only have, at most, 4 foreign players playing, just like the earlier format. With a fresh all-players auction scheduled to be held next year in the 7th edition of the league, there are great chances that IPL Governing Council might continue with the previous regulations of allowed each franchisee to retain 4 players and put the rest of the players back in the pool for auction.