Mallika Sagar to replace Hugh Edmeades as IPL 2024 auctioneer

WPL 2024 auctioneer- Mallika Sagar
Mallika Sagar (image: Instagram)

Mallika Sagar will be the auctioneer for the upcoming IPL 2024 auction which is set to take place on December 19.

Mallika Sagar as IPL 2024 Auctioneer

Mallika Sagar who conducted the WPL 2024 auction will be leading the IPL 2024 auction and was given the responsibility for conducting the auction smoothly.

With 1166 players registered for the IPL 2024 auction, the franchises have shortlisted 333 players for the auction which includes 214 Indian players for 77 slots and 30 slots for overseas players.

The event can be seen on live streaming by Jio Cinema in India and will be broadcast on Telecast channels. With the auction nearing, Rohit Sharma being removed from captaincy of the Mumbai Indians franchise has created disappointment among fans.

The skipper has led the franchise for 11 seasons and won 5 IPL titles. With the mega auction set to take place in 2025, it is more clear that Rohit Sharma will no longer the part of the Mumbai Indians for the upcoming seasons.

IPL 2024 Auction

IPL 2024 Auction: Unlike mega-auction, each squad can retain the majority of their players ahead of the IPL 2024 Auction.

The difference between a mega auction and a mini-auction is that before a mega auction, teams are only allowed to retain three to five players, whereas, before a mini-auction, franchises can retain any number of players.

For IPL 2024 Mini Auction, there are no restrictions on the number of players who can be released or retained. In addition to the purse remaining from the previous auction and the value of the players they release, teams will have an additional INR 5 crore to spend in the auction.

IPL 2024 Auction Live Streaming

IPL 2024 Auction Live Streaming: Star Sports and Jio Cinema will live stream the IPL 2024 Auction in India.

BCCI has earned INR 48,390 crores (digital+TV) from the IPL 2023-27 media rights. Across five years of media rights, a total of 410 matches will be played where BCCI earns roughly INR 118 crore per match.

Disney Star retained their Indian sub-continent TV rights by paying Rs 23,575 crore (Rs 57.5 crore/game) while Viacom18 bagged the digital rights with a winning bid of Rs 23,578 crore. Apart from India, the IPL 2024 Auction will be live-streamed across the world on various platforms.

The Indian Premier League 2024 auction will kickstart at 01:00 PM IST at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai.