The stage is all set for a grand occasion marking the beginning of yet another IPL season with the mini-auction. The auction will see 87 players going for the bidding war to be filled by the 10 strong franchises on the board. The auction for the world’s most-watched cricket tournament will take place in the Grand Hyatt on Bolgatty Island in Kochi.
The auction is set to start at 2.30 PM IST today, December 23rd, and will be streaming live n Jio Cinema App and website and will be broadcasting live across the Star Sports Network.
Viacom18-Reliance managed to pick up the digital broadcasting rights of the IPL from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in June, earlier this year.
For Jio subscribers, the Jio Cinema app is absolutely free and they will be able to stream the auction smoothly, albeit with a caveat that there will be ads. As for TV, Star still has the broadcasting rights and viewers will have to tune onto the Star network to watch the auction. The free live broadcast of the IPL mini-auction will be available on star sports 1, 2, and star gold.
The IPL mini-auction is taking place in Kochi at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, where the veteran auctioneer Hugh Edmeades will be taking up the proceedings alongside the 10 franchises that will be making all to turn the fortune for IPL 2023 in their favor.