While the world is gearing up for the T20 World Cup, the BCCI is already planning for the next season of the IPL 2023. Two new teams, Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Supergiants were introduced in the previous edition of the Indian Premier League. Hence, a mega-auction took place. Courtesy of that, a lot of changes happened in the set-up of all teams. Meanwhile, if reports are to be believed, the fans are likely to witness a mini auction ahead of the next year’s T20 extravaganza. On 16th December 2022, the BCCI is planning to organize the mini-auction for the IPL 2023.
Furthermore, the apex body is also likely to increase the team budget to INR 95 crore from INR 90 crore. As per the reports in the Times of India, a reliable source has confirmed that the Indian cricket board with host a mini-auction for the upcoming instalment of the cash-rich league on 16th December 2022 in Bangalore.
Home and away format will return in the IPL 2023
The last three seasons of the Indian Premier League were affected by Covid-19. While the 2020 edition of the tournament was held in the UAE, the 2021 edition was shifted to the UAE midway through the season after breaches in the bubble.
IPL 2022 returned to India but it was held across only four venues in Mumbai and Pune under the threat of a possible third wave. However, normalcy will be restored in the IPL 2023 as the home and away format will mark its return and each team will play a total of 18 league matches. The BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has already confirmed the same recently.
“The next season of IPL will go back to the home and away format with all the 10 teams playing their home matches at their designated venues,” said Sourav Ganguly.
Gujarat Titans will enter the competition as the defending champions after winning the IPL championship in their debut season under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya.