New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will “most likely” hold the auction for the two new Indian Premier League (IPL) teams on October 17, sources told IANS.Also Read - IPL 2021 RR vs RCB Head to Head, Prediction, Fantasy Tips, Weather Forecast: Pitch Report, Predicted Playing 11s, Squads For Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Match 43 at Dubai International Stadium

“Yeah, the auction will be held, most likely, on October 17 and clarifications on the same can be sought up to September 21, the ITT (Invitation To Tender) document will also be available for purchase till October 5,” said a BCCI official. “However, the confirmed date and venue will be intimated to the bidders later.” Also Read - IPL 2021: Venkatesh Iyer Making a Mark With the Ball as Well

A bidder can bid for two to six cities, and currently, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Indore, Cuttack, Guwahati and Dharamsala are available for bidding. The BCCI had already made it clear that each bidder would have a net worth of Rs 2500 crore and the company has to have a turnover of Rs 3000 crore. Also Read - RR vs RCB Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Hints VIVO IPL 2021 Match 43: Captain, Vice-Captain - Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Playing 11s, Injury News For Today's T20 Match at Dubai Stadium 7.30 PM IST September 29 Wednesday

According to reports, few parties are believed to have bought the ITT document. One of them is Sanjiv Goenka of the RPSG Group who previously owned the Pune franchise for two years. Goenka is tipped to buy the Lucknow team.

Currently, the cash-rich tournament has eight teams and each team plays seven home and as many away games. However, in the revised scenario, there could be nine home and nine away games.