Rising Omicron figures have raised concerns. The sword is seen hanging over the auction of IPL-2022 to be held on February 7 and 8. The two-day auction will be held in Bengaluru. Earlier, it was reported that the mega auction of the IPL would be held in Dubai but the official clarified that the auction would be held in India if conditions in India did not deteriorate.
Punjab Kings will have the most money in the mega auction. The franchise will fetch Rs 72 crore in the auction. Rajasthan has 62 crore and Hyderabad has 68 crore left. Delhi has the least amount of money. It will fetch Rs 47.50 crore in the auction. Not 8 but 10 teams will be seen in IPL this time. RP Sanjeev Goenka Group has bought the Lucknow team for Rs 7090 crore and is back in the league after 5 years. Earlier, Goenka Group had a team of Rising Pune Super Giants for two years in 2016 and 2017. There, CVC has bought the Ahmedabad team for Rs 5,166 crore.
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For IPL 2022, 8 teams have retained a total of 27 players. Among the retained players, Kolkata’s Venkatesan Aiyar and Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Umran Malik’s salary has gone up 39 times. Also, Rituraj Gaikwad of Chennai will get Rs 60 million in the 2022 season, while his salary in the 2021 season was only Rs 20 lakh.
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