IPL 2022: KKR Invites Fans to Participate in ‘Mock Auction’© AFP
Ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) mega auction next month, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) launched the ‘KKR mock auction’ on Thursday, a unique activity that allows all KKR fans to experience the workings of a real event. According to KKR, fans around the world can submit their suggestions and strategies to pick the best players in the fake auction. Fans would be guided through their participation through the team’s website.
“The Mock Auction is another step towards our commitment to bring the game closer to our fans. There is a lot of curiosity among fans about the auction process and it’s great that they have the opportunity to participate and interact connect with people who are a critical part of the actual auction,” said Venky Mysore, CEO and MD of KKR.
“It would be great to see our fans’ suggestions and I look forward to communicating with them during this process,” he added.
To prepare fans for the Mock Auction, KKR’s think tank will be hosting two exclusive Masterclass Lessons (January 29 & 31) via LIVE Sessions on the franchise’s Social Media Channels, explaining how an IPL auction works.
Entries will have to be submitted via video, from which the Top 30 will be selected. These selected fans form ten teams of three people each and battle it out in the rounds designed for the mock auction.
KKR said five lucky winners of the fake auction will have the opportunity to interact with the franchise’s think tank to discuss their suggestions for KKR’s 2022 squad.
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