IPL 12 Auction: The cash-rich Indian Premier League auctions are slated to take place later this year according to an ESPN Cricinfo report. The IPL 12 auctions are set to take place in Goa if the report is to be believed. The auctions usually take place in the month of February but this year there is the change because this will not be the regular auctions, instead, franchises will just look to release players and fill the empty slots. For example, there are reports that Royal Challengers Bangalore is all set to release wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock. With expectations high on the South African, he managed just 201 runs from eight games. RCB had bought the Protean onboard for INR 2.8 crores (USD 437, 000) at the 2018 auction. According to the same report, he has been brought by Mumbai Indians for the same amount. The IPL 2019 auctions are set to be a one-day affair, unlike the two-day auctions that fans are used to. Also Read - IPL 2020, RCB vs SRH Weather Forecast And Live Streaming: Probable XIs, Pitch Report, Toss Timing And Full Squads For Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Match 52
The report also adds that Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians have released Mustafizur Rahman and Akila Dananjaya. The Bangladeshi pacer played an integral part in their triumphant campaign in 2017 by picking seven wickets in seven games. The left-arm pacer had picked up an injury which meant he missed the Afghanistan T20I series which took place just after the IPL. Also Read - IPL 2020, Match Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
The Sri Lankan, on the other hand, played a solitary game in which he was picked for 47 runs in his stipulated four overs. Also Read - IPL 2020: Rohit Sharma's Prediction on Suryakumar Yadav Old Tweet Resurfaces After MI Batsman's Match-Winning 43-ball 79 Against RCB
The last date of retention and release for IPL 2019 has been reported to be November 15 with each franchise to be given a purse of INR 3 crores which will add onto their leftover balance from 2018 auction. The date of IPL auction is yet to be officially announced.