IPL 2022: Five cricketers from Odisha make it to list of players to be auctioned
Cuttack: Five players from Odisha have made their place in the list of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Auction 2022.
The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) Secretary Sanjay Behera informed Subhranshu Senapati, Abhishek Raut, Bikash Rout, Jayant Behera and Rajesh Mohanty have made it to the list of players who will be auctioned for IPL 2022. The five players had played Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021-22.
Behera further stated OCA nominated all the players who had played Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021-22 for the registration for the IPL Auction 2022.
Earlier in the day, BCCI secretary Jay Shah announced that IPL 2022 will start in the last week of March and will run till the end of May.
“I am delighted to confirm that the 15th season of the IPL will start in the last week of March and will run until May end,” Jay Shah said in a statement.
As per sources, the board is contemplating starting the league from March 27, almost a week ahead of the planned start of the tournament. It has been learnt that the early start is mainly to reduce the number of day games in the league, which has been expanded to 10 teams with the number of matches increased from 60 to 74.
“A majority of the team owners expressed their wish that the tournament is held in India. The BCCI was always keen on staging the 2022 edition that will see two new teams — Ahmedabad and Lucknow — in India. I can tell you that we will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the IPL stays in India,” he said.