Updated December 2023
Cricket is more than just a game in India. For many, it is a celebration of the country itself, as the sport serves as a source of national pride and unity, with the Indian national cricket team often seen as a symbol of the country. The Indian Premier League (IPL) perfectly embodies the country’s dedication to cricket and has grown over the years to become one of India’s favourite sports traditions.
This year’s much anticipated IPL matches have been scheduled between March and April. Here is everything you need to know about IPL 2024: the teams playing, match dates, auction details and more.
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The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional Twenty20 (T20) cricket league in India, featuring teams from major cities of the countries. It is one of the most popular T20 leagues in the world and features top players from India and other countries. The league is organized by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and is played annually, typically in the months of March, April and May. IPL 2023 will be the sixteenth season of the premier league, which first began in 2008.
IPL 2024 teams
The teams that will be competing this year are as follows:
- Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
- Delhi Capitals (DC)
- Gujarat Titans (GT)
- Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
- Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)
- Mumbai Indians (MI)
- Punjab Kings (PBKS)
- Rajasthan Royals (RR)
- Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
- Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
IPL 2024 schedule
The schedule for the 2024 season of the IPL is yet to be announced. We will update this article as soon as it becomes official.
IPL 2024 auction
The IPL 2024 Player Auction is scheduled to be held at the Coca Cola Arena in Dubai on December 19, 2023. Each team will enter this auction with a purse of around INR 100 crore. This will also be the first time the auction is held outside India.
A total of 700 players are expected to be auctioned at the event, including big names like Australian skipper Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, World Cup final player of the match Travis Head, and New Zealander Rachin Ravindra.
The 2023 auction saw a total of 80 players sold and INR 1,67,00,00,000 spent collectively amongst the ten franchises in Kochi, Kerala. The auction was heavily dominated by the all-rounders, who were in massive demand. English all-rounder Sam Curran smashed an all-time record and became the most expensive player in the history of IPL auctions. A similar outcome is expected this year as well.