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Bengaluru to host IPL auction on Feb 20

New Delhi, Feb 3:The players auction for the 10th edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held on February 20 in Bengaluru, it was officially confirmed on Friday. The auction will be followed by a day long IPL Franchise Workshop on February 21.

“The 2017 IPL player auction will be held on February 20 at the Ritz-Carlton in Bengaluru,” a statement from the IPL read.

“The IPL franchises will go into the player auction with a maximum of Rs 143.33 crore purse for 2017 season,” it added. The teams can have a maximum of 27 players including nine overseas players. A maximum of 76 players, including 28 overseas, can be bought at the auction. The auction was delayed from the origilly proposed date of February 4 due to the administrative changes in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) following the directions of the Supreme Court.IANS