Chennai, Jan 25: The players' auction for the sixth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 6) will be held in Chennai on February 3, it was announced on Friday.
"The IPL Player Auction 2013 will be held on Sunday, 3 February 2013, at the ITC Grand Chola, Chennai," IPL organisers said in a media release.
"The proceedings will begin at 11:00 am. The auction will be conducted by Richard Madley, a professional auctioneer from England who has conducted each of the previous IPL player auctions. The proceedings will be telecast live on SONY SIX," they added.
"The auction signals the start of the sixth season of what has been a phenomenon. The 2013 edition of the IPL will feature a new title sponsor - PEPSI - and a new team - SUNRISERS HYDERABAD. It will be interesting to see how the Franchises go about bolstering their respective line-ups prior to the tournament. The developments during the auction will be followed by fans from all over the country, and abroad, who cannot wait for the action to begin," Rajeev Shukla, Chairman, IPL, said in the media release.