After initially being planned for Bengaluru the IPL auction, which will be a one day event, will take place in Jaipur on the 18th as announced by the BCCI. 70 players will be up for auction, 50 Indians and 20 from International cricket, for 8 teams.
Some big names have been released by teams ahead of the auction. Yuvraj Singh will be released from the KXIP while Gautam Gambir will be leaving Delhi. Other notable releases include Jaydev Unadkat from Rajasthan, Wriddhiman Saha and Carlos Braithwaite from Hyderabad, while Mumbai have dropped JP Duminy, Pat Cummins and Mustafizur Rahman.
The 2019 season of the game may be scheduled to take place outside of India wither completely or partially if it clashes with the General Elections.