Is Kusama parachain auction scheduling broken?

Looking at Auction schedule, the current action should be 65.

Auction #65 is in progress on Kusama, which started on Tue Dec 13 2022 and ends on Mon Dec 19 2022.

But when checking https://polkadot.js.org/apps it shows that kusama is still in action 62 and is inactive:

kusama auction

Auction 65 was supposed to start at block 15724800 but the scheduled task seems to have failed.

scheduled task

The image below was taken yesterday on the scheduler tab.

scheduled task

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    This seems to be a known issue. The Kusama team is looking into it. Dec 13, 2022 at 12:00

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The auction should had started at the beginning of LP26 and it did not, it failed. The reason behind it is that with the new OpenGov the origin of the extrinsics changed and this one particularly is failing. I should've been solved with the emergency patch of 0.9.34, but unfortunately that's not the case, and it's currently under investigation.

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