IPL Draft Date 2022: Reportedly, the draft deadline date for Lucknow and Ahmedabad IPL franchises will in all likelihood be extended.
After emerging as the winner of a record-breaking, unprecedented bidding event in October of this year, RP-Sanjiv Goenka (RPSG) Group and CVC Capital Partners (Irelia Company Pvt. Ltd) took turns buy the Lucknow and Ahmedabad franchises, and in all likelihood, if everything goes as planned, prepare to debut in the 15th season of the IPL next year.
After an action packed player retention events out of eight current brands last month, Lucknow and Team Ahmedabad , according to recent reports, has finalized three initial drafts of players entering their respective teams ahead of next month’s big auction.
It is worth mentioning that the aforementioned franchises are supposed to draft with a total of 3 players (two Indians, one overseas), then they join all the existing franchises for auction. to their favorite players from a large group of individuals.
But CVC Capitals, which owns the Ahmedabad franchise, fell into some controversy a few weeks ago after alleged links to overseas betting firms emerged.
According to reports, on the list of ‘investment firms’ on CVC Capital Partners’ website is Tipico, an online gaming and sports betting company. Another link to the gaming and betting industry comes from Sisal, a consumer/retail gaming and payments company.
It should be noted that bidding/betting, unlike some countries, is not legal in India and as such, there is a big question mark currently whether the franchise should enter legally in an Indian sports league.
IPL 2022 Draft Date: Why might the drafting deadline date be extended?
Follow Cricbuzz, There is an atmosphere of optimism about the possible resolution of this matter soon, as it is reported that a retired Supreme Court judge has been consulted and his advice is pending. wait.
The IPL Executive Council, as a result of the controversy, established a neutral committee to deal with the matter on 4 December, with the aim of transferring it to the CVC Capitals with a ‘Letter of Intent’. We have yet to hear from the BCCI, about what was obtained from the meeting.
Following the previous deadline, both new franchises were given three contracts to complete by December 25.
But now, all but official, that the draft deadline will be pushed to January next year. BCCI has yet to announce a new deadline. If Ahmedabad’s franchise issue is resolved next week, new teams could have 15-20 days to finalize their signings, if reported.
This also means that the IPL 2022 major auction, which was supposed to take place in the first week of January, is likely to be pushed further back to the third or fourth week of January.
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