This year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) is going to be on a larger scale. This time the 8-team tournament has turned into 10 teams. Two new franchises, Lucknow and Ahmedabad, have been added.
That is why this auction is going to be on a large scale. This year’s IPL mega auction will be held on 12th and 13th February. Before that, a lot of information about the auction has been published in the Indian media.
It is learned that a total of 9 Bangladeshi cricketers have found a place in this year’s IPL auction. Shakib Al Hasan and Mostafizur Rahman are getting the highest base price.
Although these two names are known, the names of the remaining seven cricketers of Bangladesh have not been revealed yet.
The teams will see the list of draft players and send their demand letters to the IPL committee. After that, the IPL committee will cut the current list and publish the final list of players near the auction.
It is learned that the IPL authorities have prepared a list of 1214 cricketers for auction. Among them are 318 foreign cricketers. There are 896 local and Indian cricketers. There are 49 cricketers in the category of Rs 2 crore or the highest base price. Of these, 17 are Indians and 32 are foreigners. Australia has the highest number of 59 cricketers on the auction list.