Sony Six to broadcast Indian Premier League 2014 players' auction

Indian Premier League players auction will take place on February 12 and 13 in Bangalore.

Updated: February 10, 2014 19:05 IST
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Mumbai: Sports channel Sony Six will broadcast the Indian Premier League (IPL) players' auction that will take place in Bangalore on February 12-13. The event will be broadcast live on both Sony Six and Sony Six HD and will take place February 12 with an option to carry on to February 13. (Also read: IPL probe report finds Gurunath Meiyappan guilty)

In the auction, each of the eight teams have the option of retaining a maximum of five players. The auction will feature 219 capped players (169 Indians and 50 overseas), and will also have 292 uncapped players (255 Indians and 37 Overseas). Indian uncapped players will be figuring in the auction for the first time. (IPL probe report will have no impact on players auction: Rajeev Shukla)

The auction will be conducted by English auctioneer Richard Madley, who has been conducting the event since the inaugural season in 2008. "This year's auction is probably one of the biggest that we'll see as all teams will look for a major revamp. Six will bring an in-depth perspective into the strategy each team has chartered for the league, keeping the audience enthralled throughout the event," Sony Six Business Head Prasana Krishnan said. (Time to bury Srinivasan's India Cements, tweets Lalit Modi)

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