Once again here comes season of entertainment ,fame,glamour,biggest tournament begins ..
Its all started IPL 7 auction in Bangalore on 12 feb where 546 players capped and uncapped went under hammer for auction in ipl 7.
there are certain changes in rules for auction
-Auction to be held in indian ruppes(lacs) and player will be payed in currency he wish
-Right to match card to match the bid made by others condition that players has previosly represented the same frenchise.
It has been mix of tourn around of players list made by 8 frenchises.
Some Experienced player M jayawardne,Bret lee,H Gibbs,dilshan,alex hales,luke right etc remain unsold.
On the otherhand new faces like C Anderson,J Neesham,Hazlewood,Maddinson etc got bid.
Yuvraj Singh got highest bit as RCB buys him on Rs 1400 lacs
Dinesh Kartik claiming Rs 1250 lacs with DD
ECB’s understimated Kevin Peterson got highest bid Rs 900 lacs and will continue to represent delhi this year.
This year all frenchises were smart on spending money and made good management to build a good team..
There has been talks that all team has manage to build a healthy team combination of local and foreign players.it will be hard to finish last four..
As every thing is set for IPL 7 starting April 9 but there is no permanent announcement on vanue for IPL as Date of federal election for Lokshabha is to be announce yet likely to be held in April-May and date of ipl and election may clash ..
So according to schedule of election BCCI will decide for venue
-It may be that India,Bangladesh and UAE co host IPl 7, half tournament will be played in Bangladesh and UAE and last matches including knockout matches in India.
If unable to schedule such that knockout are played in india then entire tournament may shift to SA as it has been priorities to held second phase in India.
-As chances to held in Bangladesh is rare.Bangladesh already to host Asia Cup and World Cup T20
-In UAE there will be less Spectator issue and slow pitches does not help
-In 2009 India has successful held ipl2 in SA for the same Election reason.
SA will be the first choice for all players and franchisees as provide world class ground,pitches both for bowler and batsman resulting a fair fight between bat and bowl.
there is no security problem as SA govt give favour with full support.
Thus Whatever will be venue hoping for a excitement tournament and ipl allow us to enjoy watching star players like Sehwag,Pieterson,Gambhir etc who are unable to secure place in national team but in spectator’s heart.