IPL 2022 Mega Auction Live Streaming: Where to watch ‘bidding wars’ live and what to expect

IPL 2022 Auction Live Streaming on Disney Hotstar, Jio TV App, Star Sports: The mega squad building event will take place on February 12 and February 13 in Bengaluru.

IPL 2022 Mega Auction Live Streaming: Where to watch ‘bidding wars’ live and what to expect
The 2022 season will be the 15th season of the Indian Premier League. (PTI Image)

When and Where to Watch Vivo IPL 2022 Auction Live Streaming: The countdown for the IPL 2022 auctions have begun with 590 cricketers (370 Indians and 270 overseas) going under the hammer this year for the 10 IPL teams, including the newly added Gujarat Titans and the Lucknow Super Giants. The 2022 season will be the 15th season of the Indian Premier League. The mega squad building event will take place on February 12 and February 13 in Bengaluru.

KL Rahul will lead the Lucknow franchise, while Hardik Pandya has been selected as captain of the Ahmedabad-based team. The 10 franchises have retained 33 players from last season.

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Where to watch IPL 2022 mega auction

The live streaming of the auction will take place on Disney Hotstar and telecast on Star sports Network.

The auction will begin at 12 PM on Saturday and Sunday, as confirmed by the broadcaster. The pre-show will begin at 11 AM. The title sponsorship this year has moved from Vivo to Tata, with the tournament being re-christened Tata IPL 2022.

Guidelines by BCCI for IPL 22022 auction

The auction will take place in a bio-bubble due to pandemic conditions.

The officials participating in the auction will have to clear RT-PCR tests with a report not before February 9, 10 and 11.

Participants who have returned to India after overseas trips in the last 15 days will have to undergo 7-day mandatory quarantine and test negative twice.

The members will stay in their rooms until declared negative for the virus and will have to share full details including COVID vaccination results (if any) with the BCCI medical team.

Right to Match option will not be available for teams to provide a level playing field for the two new teams.

Each team can retain maximum three players.

New teams can draft pick three players ahead of auction.

The IPL purse has been raised to Rs 90 crore from Rs 80 crore to take in more players, especially domestic cricketers. Rs 2 crore is the highest base price this time. This means that for the players in this category, the bidding will start at Rs 2 crore. There are 17 Indians and 31 overseas players in the Rs 2 crore-base price category for this auction edition.

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