Sports Bengaluru Auction

RCB Chairman Amrit Thomas and BCCI CEO Rahul Johri during a press conference at the 2017 IPL Auction in Bengaluru Feb. 20. The BCCI has announced that the 2018 IPL Auction will take place in January in Bengaluru. (IANS photo)

NEW DELHI — The Indian Premier League auction will be held Jan. 27 and 28, 2018, in Bengaluru, a senior Board of Control for Cricket in India official confirmed here Dec. 19.

"Yes, the auction will be held in Bengaluru on Jan. 27 and 28, where most of the capped players will be up for sale," the BCCI official told IANS.

This year's auction will see the return of the Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals after completing their two-year ban from the cash-rich tournament.

The auction will also see teams with an increased budget of Rs. 80 crore, up from the previous Rs. 66 crore. 

In all, five players can be secured by a franchise, which includes three Right to Match cards or three retained.

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