Ipl 2016 will mark the 9th season of IPL. IPL 9 tournament is scheduled to begin on 8 April 2016 and 29 May 2016, and the final might be taking place in Mumbai as they were the defending champions. Mumbai Indians won IPL 8 by defeating Chennai Super Kings.
After Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were suspended after being found guilty in an illegal betting and match-fixing probe.
The panel also suspended Royals co-owner Raj Kundra and Gurunath Meiyappan of Super Kings from all cricket-related activities for life.
So the IPL Auction 2016 will also feature the players of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals.
Shukla informed that the process to find new teams will begin after November 15 and the interested parties can seek clarification till December 4.
The IPL Governing Council, however, decided to omit Jaipur and Kochi from the list of cities which will bid for new teams on December 8.
"The IPL Governing Council decided to leave out Jaipur and Kochi as franchise venues," Shukla said adding that "nine venues" have been finalised for bidding.
Five players each from each of suspended franchises would be put up for draft while others will be auctioned.