Venky Mysore said that postponing IPL mega auction is not a bad idea:
The CEO of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Venky Mysore has said that deferment of the mega auction of IPL is not that much a bad idea.
As per the previous schedule, the mega auction of IPL is scheduled to be held in the year 2021, but several franchise members have directed postponing it back by one year.
The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League is scheduled to start from 19th September, and in this meantime, many franchises will get only four months to get prepared for the mega auction.
Venky Mysore Statement:
“I believe it is not that much a bad idea to postpone the mega auction by a year. This year we all have a very short span of time between the finals of the 2020 IPL and the starting of the 2021 IPL in the month of April-May. That’s why it is not that much a bad idea .”
He added “There are a number of other consequences of what it means contractually for the cricketers and whatnot, but the 2021 mega auction is pushed back has been done before when two sides were banned, the mega auction was postponed back by a year. That’s why there is a chance for that. Let’s wait and see but thinking for postponing it is not a bad idea.”
The previous mega auction was held in the year 2019 for IPL as Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings joined after a two-year ban due to a spot-fixing case.
Furthermore, Mysore said “Sometimes, we all forget that it is not an old tournament. It is just the 13th year. Until team India won the title of the 2007 T20 World Cup, the Twenty20 format was just out of imagination. Overseas players have had more experience in it and because they are permitted to go outside and include in the other leagues, there is some experience they bring with it.”