Mumbai, Feb 10 IANS | 10 months ago

Sports channel Sony Six will broadcast the Indian Premier League (IPL) players' auction that will take place in Bangalore Feb 12-13.

The event will be broadcast live on both Sony Six and Sony Six HD and will take place Feb 12 with an option to carry on to Feb 13.

In the auction, each of the eight teams has the option of retaining a maximum of five players. The auction will feature 219 capped players (169 Indians and 50 overseas), and will also have 292 uncapped players (255 Indians and 37 Overseas). Indian uncapped players will be figuring in the auction for the first time.

The auction will be conducted by English auctioneer Richard Madley, who has been conducting the event since the inaugural season in 2008.

"This year's auction is probably one of the biggest that we'll see as all teams will look for a major revamp. Six will bring an in-depth perspective into the strategy each team has chartered for the league, keeping the audience enthralled throughout the event," Sony Six Business Head Prasana Krishnan said.

(Posted on 10-02-2014)

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