The IPL 2017 auctions will be the final edition under the existing 10-year contract    Getty Images (File Photo)
The IPL 2017 auctions will be the final edition under the existing 10-year contract Getty Images (File Photo)

New Delhi: The Indian Premier League (IPL) players’ auction for season 10, which will be the final edition under the existing 10-year contract, will be held in Bengaluru in December. The IPL franchises’ workshop will be organised in Dubai, decided the event’s Governing Council in a meeting. It was learnt that centres in Maharashtra such as Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur will be allowed to hold matches in the 10th edition of the tournament that started in 2008 amid much fanfare. The IPL matches scheduled in Maharashtra had to be shifted out last year after outrage over use of water to maintain stadiums even as the state reeled under severe drought. IPL governing council to meet on November 8

The IPL governing council also discussed the operational issues pertaining to the cash-rich league. In the meet it was decided that defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad will host the opening ceremony and the final as per norms. BCCI president Anurag Thakur, Secretary Ajay Shirke, GC chairman Rajeev Shukla, former India captain Sourav Ganguly, Jharkhand Cricket Association chief Amitabh Choudhary and Punjab Cricket Association President MP Pandove were present in the meeting. Earlier, Suspended IPL team, Rajasthan Royals, has moved Delhi High Court for speedy disposal of its appeal before a tribunal against a penalty of Rs 100 crore imposed on it and its investors by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for violation of Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).

Jaipur IPL Cricket Pvt Ltd, which owns Rajasthan Royals, told Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva that its appeal against the penalty has been pending before the Appellate Tribunal for Foreign Exchange since 2013 and no decision has been arrived at till date.