Mumbai: Either Chennai or Kolkata is going to host the auction of players for the sixth edition of much popular Indian Premier League (IPL) in January next year.
A council headed by BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) Manager Rajiv Shukla, decided the date of auction today in a meeting. The auction will held on January 12 in Chennai or eight days later on January 20 in Kolkata, the sources said on Wednesday.
The sale of Pakistani players has been put on a pause as the committee has decided to have a watch on the matter in their next meeting, which is to held before the auction.
Pakistani Cricketers were held out of the cash-rich league since the Mumbai Terror attacks in 2008. It is to be known that those players had played the inaugural addition of the tournament in 2007.
Earlier, one of the teams Kings XI Punjab, who had dragged BCCI to the court for arbitration proceedings following the termination of their contract for alleged violation of policies, has decided to pay a penalty of Rs. 1 crore to BCCI to settle down their differences.
"Kings XI Punjab has made up its mind to pay the penalty and sort out all the differences with BCCI," according to the sources.
Therefore, Kings XI Punjab will be playing the sixth edition of the giant tournament.