RR’s Troubles Ends, Sawai Mansingh Stadium Gets Green Signal From BCCI
By CricShots - Jan 25, 2018 1:48 pm
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With the fever of The Indian Premier League (IPL) increasing each passing day and the auction is just around the corner, the broadcasters have made it a point to reach a wider audience. IPL is set to be telecast in six different languages while it is also making a debut in VR. With the fan parks also gaining influence, the tournament is just getting bigger each passing year.

Rajasthan Royals won the inaugural edition of IPL

While few of the teams have established home grounds and loyal fan base, others have had to change their home grounds due to various issues. However, for Rajasthan Royals, there still was uncertainty whether Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur will be cleared to host matches.

Also read: Players Rajasthan Royals Will Be Targeting In Auction

However, the ban on Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) has been lifted by the BCCI and Jaipur is all set to host IPL games from this season. The official announcement may just be around the corner as the owners are expected to confirm it on the auction day. We have seen in the past that teams like Kings XI Punjab have opted to play few of their games in their second home due to unavailability of the stadium for several reasons.

The upcoming edition of the IPL will kickstart on April 7 with Mumbai Indians featuring in the first encounter. But before that, the mega-auction will take place on January 27 and 28 that will see over 500 players going under the hammer.

Rajasthan Royals are going to the auction with a purse of INR 67.5 crores and three Right to Match cards. This is a big budget compared to the other teams who chose to retain more than one player. They had earlier retained just one player on the retention day in the form of Australian captain Steven Smith.