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The IPL auction ahead of the 2024 season will be held in Dubai on December 19 while the player retention deadline has been extended to November 26. An IPL official confirmed the development to PTI. Teams on Friday were informed that the player retention deadline has been extended to November 26. Usually, the deadline is November 15. “Yes the deadline has been extended to November 26,” a team official told PTI. It will also be the first time that an IPL auction will be held outside India.
“Due to the wedding season hotel availability can be an issue. That is why we decided to host it in Dubai,” said an IPL official.
The purse of all 10 IPL teams have been increased to Rs 100 crore from Rs 95 crore available in the previous auction.
Meanwhile, West Indies all-rounder Romario Shepherd was on Friday traded to Mumbai Indians from Lucknow Super Giants ahead of the 2024 Indian Premier League.
The 28-year-old from Guyana was picked up by LSG for ₹50 lakh and played just a game in IPL 2023.
“Romario Shepherd has been traded to Mumbai Indians (MI) from Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) during the ongoing TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) trading window ahead of the TATA IPL 2024,” read an IPL media advisory.
Sunrisers Hyderabad had shelled out a whopping Rs 7.75 crore for Romario’s services during the IPL 2022 auction but he got to play only three games in his debut season.
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