IPL 2022: New Franchises Given January 22 Deadline to Sign Three Players

Written by Vipin Darwade

The BCCI has asked the two new IPL franchises – to be based out of Ahmedabad and Lucknow – to complete signing of three players by January 22. The deadline has been given after the process of formally approving the ownership of CVC Capital for the Ahmedabad franchise was completed.

“They have time till 5 pm on January 22 to complete their signings,” Cricbuzz quoted a BCCI official as saying on Wednesday.

A maximum of three players can be signed of which only one can be an overseas.

As per the report, the two new teams were to be given a window of at least two weeks to complete their initial recruitment process. However, there was a delay in granting a formal approval for CBC Capital which jeopardised the entire IPL 2022 timeline including the auction next month.

The extra time that was taken for completing the process has been deemed enough for the two teams to have done their homework as to which players they want to sign initially.

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