The tenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will begin as per schedule on April 5, 2017.
The IPL confirmed the same via a media release, stating that the newly appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) had met with Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials to discuss the successful conduct of IPL 2017.
“The IPL operational timelines for 2017 season will be communicated shortly by the BCCI / IPL management team. The IPL 2017 season will commence as scheduled from 5th April 2017,” the release said.
There is still no clarity on the IPL auction though. It is currently scheduled to take place on February 4, but there has been no confirmation from the BCCI so far with some reports emerging that it might get postponed.
After the sacking of Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke from the BCCI in January, there were doubts raised if IPL 2017 will go ahead.
Earlier this week, the Supreme Court of India had appointed four administrators who will look after the day-to-day activities of the board until fresh elections for new office-bearers can be held as per the recommendations made by the Lodha Committee.
Tymal Mills is going to be one of the most coveted acquisitions in the next IPL auction, fantastic T20 bowler. #INDvENG— Sahil Oberoi (@SahilOberoi1) February 1, 2017
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