IPL Auction: Feb 4 Registration Deadline; No Player Agent Allowed
The Indian cricket board has said that it would deal and communicate directly with the state associations and not with any player agents in case of individual players wishing to register themselves for the Indian Premier League (IPL) players' auction for the 2021 season.
The deadline for franchises to name their retentions from the previous season is January 20 whereas the deadline for players without contracts to make an online submission for IPL 2021 player auction agreements is February 4. The final deadline for the originals sent by post will be accepted until February 12.
The mini-auction is likely to be held on February 16.
"Please note that, at this stage of the process, the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) will only deal directly with the state associations and at no time will have any communication with player agents or managers. Any failure by a player to abide by this will (unless BCCI in its sole discretion decides otherwise) result in the player's name being withdrawn with immediate effect from the IPL 2021 auction register and/or IPL 2021 auction list (as appropriate)," stated the BCCI in a letter to state associations.
The onus has been put on the state body to give the name of the players who want to participate in the auctions.
"Registration for this season will be via an online IPL auction registration system. A unique password and login will be sent to you in a separate email. Please note the password should be changed once you have logged in for the first time and not to be shared with players," the letter to state bodies states.