The #Dream11 IPL 2020 has been a thrill to watch so far. The league stages are done and dusted with yesterday’s match between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Surprisingly, for the first time in 13 seasons, we have got all the four qualifiers in the last league match of the season.
Two of the most balance squads – Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals will face of in first qualifier on 5th November. And very next day, Southern Derbies RCB and Sunrisers Hyderabad will face in Eliminator 1.
Though this year’s IPL brought broad smiles and moments of joy on the faces of fans, the action in UAE certainly surprised some teams like CSK. They had built a team according to the conditions in M.A.Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai but an expected entry of UAE in frame foiled their plans in IPL 2020. Not only their ageing team failed to put up consistent performances, but also their spinners couldn’t leave much impression on the tournament.
Now with next season of IPL just 4 months away, teams like CSK will be waiting for Mega-auction next year. However, BCCI’s office hasn’t uttered a word about next year’s mega auction and it’s yet to be seen whether the auction takes place or not.
According a report in Hindustan Times, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has asserted that any call on auction will be taken after the end of ongoing season. “We haven’t decided anything yet. Let this season conclude, we will take a call,” said Sourav Ganguly, reported Hindustan Times.
With the COVID-19 cases still on surge in subcontinent, there are chances of next year’s IPL being hosted by UAE. However, Ganguly is hopeful of availability the COVID-19 vaccine in market by then and hosting the IPL 2021 in India. “Hopefully the vaccine will be out by that time and we can host it,” the BCCI president added.