Mumbai, November 25: The upcoming auction of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season 12 is going to be a grand affair not just financially but also on TV. The BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), in a bid to increase the viewership of the IPL auctions, has decided to change the timing of the IPL auction to give it primetime viewing slot on the TV. IPL 2019 Auction Trade Window Updates: Full List of Indian and Overseas Players Who Are In and Out Ahead of Indian Premier League Teams!
A report in English daily Mumbai Mirror mentioned that the auction this time will start at 3 pm and end around 10 pm. IPL 2019 Auction Date & Schedule: Upcoming Indian Premier League Players Auction to Be Held in December.
The auction for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League will take place on December 18 in Jaipur as planned, but the timing of the auction has been modified as it was colliding with final day of the second Test match between India and Australia. IPL 2019 Auction: Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh Released; Former Selector Sandeep Patil Says, 'Not Surprised, Would Have Done The Same.'
Had the auction been scheduled for the morning, as has been the practice over the years, fans would have been torn between the option to give the either a miss. But with the timings of the auction changed, fans can now watch both the match and the IPL Auction.