Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

IPL 2019: Over 50 South African cricketers registered for player auction

Indian Premier League IPL 1003 cricketers registered for IPL 2019 auction
Cassandra Castillo | 06 December, 2018, 15:44

Big names like Yuvraj Singh, Brendon McCullum, Mitchell Starc and Glenn Maxwell are among the players released by their respective franchises ahead of the auction. And Mohammad Shami, Axar Patel and Wriddhiman Saha - who has been out of the Indian team due to a streak of injuries - also enter the auction with a Rs 1 crore base price. The maximum price set for an Indian player is Rs 2.5 crore for the former Rajasthan Royals player is Jaydev Unadkat.

Upon officially confirmation of the date and venue for the forthcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has revealed the number of cricketers who have registered for the posh event. While Chennai Super Kings needs just to fill in two spots (both Indians), Kings XI Punjab has 15 slots available (11 Indians, four overseas players)-the highest among the franchises. In a first, there will players from the Northeastern states, Uttarakhand and Bihar.

More than a thousand players are ready to go under the hammer after registering themselves for the upcoming mini-auction of the 12th edition of Indian Premier League on December 18 in Jaipur.

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Afghanistan, after gaining the Test status, received a huge gain having 27 cricketers registered for the auction.

World Cup-bound English players have been requested to return home by April 25, while South Africa players are expected to join a preparatory camp by May 10, and Sri Lankans by May 6.

The franchises will have to send their shortlist of players within 5:00 pm on December 10 (Monday).

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