Mumbai: The Committee of Administrators (COA) on Wednesday confirmed that the 10th season of Indian Premier League (IPL) will begin as per schedule on April 5 before adding that the existing processes for availing the services and appointment of vendors will continue for this edition.
"The IPL 2017 season will commence as scheduled from 5th April 2017. The IPL operational timelines for 2017 season will be communicated shortly by the BCCI / IPL management team," a media release said.
"The COA has issued directions that the existing processes for availing the services and the appointment of the vendors for IPL will continue for this season," the release added.
The COA further assured the franchises and all the stakeholders that all the IPL preparations will be promptly dealt with under the supervision and directions of the COA by the BCCI and the IPL management team.
The IPL players' auction for season 10, which will be the final edition under the existing 10-year contract, will be held in Bengaluru on February 4.
Earlier on Wednesday, the COA met the concerned BCCI officials to take stock of the urgent and important matters mainly concerning the successful conduct of IPL 2017....