The Indian Premier League that is to be held in the year 2014 is the seventh season of the Indian Premier League. After having won the 2013 season of the Indian Premier League, the Mumbai Indians team will be the defending champions for this year’s IPL tournament. Mumbai Indians had defeated the Chennai Super Kings team in the finals of the IPL season 6 held in the year 2013.
This season has a number of new and changed rules and regulations that include squad compositions, league fees, and retention of players prior to the final auctions and many more. The most talked about feature of this season’s IPL is the introduction of the Rights to Match cards during the auction that is to be held in February 2014.
All the previous seasons of the Indian Premier League had auctions took place using the US Dollars. However, unlike other seasons, the auctions for this season will be done using Indian Rupees. After the withdrawal of the team Pune Warriors India, this year’s India Premier League will have eight teams, which is one less from the number of teams in the year 2013.
It is also assumed, that the IPL tournament of the year 2014 will be held outside India. This is in order to avoid adding to the security demands that are already there for the Lok Sabha Elections for the year 2014, as chances are there that the dates of the two events might overlap with each other. After the dates for the elections are announced, a final decision will be made with regards to the venue of the tournaments.
As mentioned, the schedule for the season 7 IPL 2014 is yet to be announced, however the date(s) for the auction of IPL 2014 is 12th February 2014, which can be extended till the 13th of February 2014 if need be. But again, the venue for the auctions has not been announced yet but it will be declared soon as per the BCCI.