It is expected that the mini auction that is supposed to be held this year for the existing eight teams will be held in the second or third week of February.
The eight IPL teams enjoy a players' purse of Rs 85 crore and Patel said that thre will be "no increase of purse" for the 2021 auction.
It is expected that Chennai Super Kings, one team that only had Rs 15 lakh left after the last auction, would release at least two big salaried players in Kedar Jadhav and Piyush Chawla and increase their purse.
It is learnt that governing council has decided to wait for a month before finalising whether the IPL-14 will be held in India or not.
"The BCCI will wait for a month to see how the COVID-19 situation is in India before finalising the schedule. Everyone wants it to be held in India but we still need to wait for some more time before taking a call," a BCCI source said.
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