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IPL 2025 Mega Auction Expected Date and Venue with Retained Players

IPL Mega auction 2025

The IPL 2024 Auction was a mini-auction, but the IPL 2025 will feature a mega auction. Each team will have limited retention options, with the remaining players returning to the auction pool. The IPL 2025 Auction will likely occur between December 2024 and February 2025. 

IPL 2025 Mega Auction Date

The next IPL Mega Auction is expected to be a two-day event, similar to the one in 2022. While the auctions in 2023 and 2024 were held in December, the IPL 2025 Auction could occur between December 2024 and February 2025.

Following the conclusion of the 17th season, there is already news about the next edition, as the IPL chairman has provided an important update regarding the IPL 2025 Auction. He confirmed that the Mega Auction will take place in 2025. 

Additionally, each franchise is likely to be given the right to use a match card. Notably, the IPL 2024 Auction was the first time the bidding war took place outside of India.

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Number of Players Allowed in IPL 2025 Mega Auction

There is no fixed limit on the number of players listed in the IPL auction, with the count varying each year based on who signs up and the approval from their respective countries.

According to IPL chairman Arun Dhumal, each team will have the opportunity to retain only 3 or 4 players, similar to the IPL 2022 mega auction, which saw a total of 204 players sold for ₹551 crore.

In the IPL 2025 Mega Auction, we might see similar figures if the retention limit is set at a maximum of 4 players per team. Official confirmation on the number of players allowed to be retained will be announced after discussions with BCCI stakeholders in the coming days.

Expected Venues for IPL 2025 Mega Auction

The IPL 2025 season is expected to follow the same home and away format as IPL 2024. While certain teams played each other once and others twice in the previous season, all teams might face each other twice throughout the competition in IPL 2025.

This assumption is based on a proposal to increase the number of matches to 84 for the next season, compared to 74 this year. By 2027, the number of matches is projected to increase to 94.

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Player Categories for IPL 2025 Mega Auction

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The IPL 2025 Auction will feature different categories of players:

Capped Players: These are Indian players who have represented the national senior team in any format at least once.

Uncapped Players: These are Indian domestic players who have participated in the first-class circuit but have never represented India.

Non-Indian Players: These include both capped and uncapped players from associate cricket nations or neighboring countries. Regardless of their category, an IPL team can have a maximum of eight foreign players on their roster, with only four allowed to play in a match at any given time.

Predicted Retentions for IPL 2025 Mega Auction

Some players have been retained for the IPL 2025 Auction given in the table below:

Team

Retention-Worthy Players

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB)

Virat Kohli 

Mohammed Siraj

Cameron Green

Glenn Maxwell

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Sunil Narine

Andre Russell

Shreyas Iyer

Varun Chakaravarthy

Delhi Capitals (DC)

Rishabh Pant

Kuldeep Yadav

Axar Patel

Jake Fraser-McGurk

Punjab Kings (PBKS)

Sam Curran

Arshdeep Singh

Shashank Singh

Ashutosh Sharma

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Sanju Samson

Jos Buttler

Yashasvi Jaiswal 

Riyan Parag 

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Abhishek Sharma

T Natarajan

Nitish Kumar Reddy

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

Ruturaj Gaikwad

Shivam Dube

Ravindra Jadeja

Matheesha Pathirana

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)

KL Rahul

Nicholas Pooran

Marcus Stoinis

Mayank Yadav

Gujarat Titans (GT)

Shubman Gill

Sai Sudharsan

Mohammed Shami

Rashid Khan

Mumbai Indians (MI)

Hardik Pandya

Jasprit Bumrah

Suryakumar Yadav

Rohit Sharma

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ 1: When and where will the IPL 2025 Mega Auction take place?

The IPL 2025 Mega Auction is likely to occur between December 2024 and February 2025. The exact dates and venue will be announced closer to the event.

FAQ 2: How many players can each team retain for the IPL 2025 Mega Auction?

Teams are expected to retain 3 or 4 players, similar to the IPL 2022 mega auction. The final number will be confirmed after discussions with BCCI stakeholders.

FAQ 3: What are the different player categories for the IPL 2025 Mega Auction?

The player categories are:

  • Capped Players: Indian players who have represented the national team.
  • Uncapped Players: Indian domestic players who haven’t represented India.
  • Non-Indian Players: Both capped and uncapped foreign players, with a maximum of eight on a team’s roster and four in a match.

FAQ 4: What is the expected format and match structure for the IPL 2025 season?

The IPL 2025 season will follow a home-and-away format. Teams might play each other twice, with an expected increase to 84 matches for the season.

 

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