The IPL Player Auction 2013 will be held on Sunday, February 3 , 2013, at the ITC Grand Chola, Chennai, a media release said.
The proceedings will begin at 11:00 am. The auction will be conducted by Richard Madley, a professional auctioneer from England who has conducted each of the previous IPL player auctions. The proceedings will be telecast live on SONY SIX.
"The auction signals the start of the sixth season of what has been a phenomenon. The 2013 edition of the IPL will feature a new title sponsor - PEPSI - and a new team - SUNRISERS HYDERABAD. It will be interesting to see how the Franchises go about bolstering their respective line-ups prior to the tournament. The developments during the auction will be followed by fans from all over the country, and abroad, who cannot wait for the action to begin," Rajeev Shukla, Chairman, IPL, said.
The opening match of the Pepsi IPL 2013 will take place on 3 April 2013 in Kolkata.