The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has trimmed the auction register of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to 405 from 991 but only the first 86 players will be called for auction as well. The remain players will be part of the accelerated process that will begin from player No 87.
In a communique to the franchises on Tuesday (December 13) evening, the BCCI shared, “For your planning purposes please note, subject to timings it is envisaged that the accelerated process will start after player No.86. The first accelerated process will cover all the players from 87 – 405.”
“Franchises will be asked to nominate a set number of players from this group. Once these players (87-405) have been presented, franchises will be requested to submit the names of players (unpresented/unsold) from all those on the full list of 405 for further accelerated process. This will be covered in more detail at the auction briefing on 22nd December 2022,” it further added.
The BCCI further added, “The player auction will commence with the full round of Capped players by specialism – Batsmen, All-rounders, Wicket-Keeper/Batsmen, Fast Bowlers and Spin Bowlers and then move into a full specialism round of Uncapped players.”
However, out of 405 players, 273 are Indians and 132 are overseas players as well and out of which four are from the associate nations alsp. The total number of capped players are 119, whereas uncapped players are 282 and four are from the associate nations as well.
The IPL auction will be held in Kochi on December 23 and will begin at 2.30 PM
However, the BCCI is yet to formally inform the franchises about the availability of the players as well. With the Ashes series beginning in mid-June and the England team also involved in a Test against Ireland from June 1, the players from England and Australia could skip the end of the tournament as well.
“The availability details of the overseas players along with the update on the players who have been reported or banned for suspect bowling action will be sent in due course,” the BCCI mail says.
A maximum of 87 spots, with up to 30 overseas spots, can be filled during the auction as well, with Sunrisers Hyderabad (13), Kolkata Knight Riders (11) and Lucknow Super Giants (10) having the most spots to be filled. The combined purse of the 10 franchises is 206.5 crore which can be transacted at the auction as well.
Players in the INR 2 Crore bracket (19): Tom Banton, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Jamie Overton, Craig Overton, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Chris Lynn, Kane Williamson, Adam Milne, Jimmy Neesham, Rilee Rossouw, Rassie van der Dussen, Jason Holder, Nicholas Pooran.
Players in the INR 1.5 Crore bracket (11): Sean Abott, Riley Meredith, Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa, Shakib Al Hasan, Harry Brook, Will Jacks, Dawid Malan, Jason Roy, Sherfane Rutherford, Nathan Coulter-Nile.
Players in the INR 1 Crore bracket (20): Mayank Agarwal, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Moises Henriques, Andrew Tye, Joe Root, Luke Wood, Michael Bracewell, Kyle Jamieson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Heinrich Klaasen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kusal Perera, Roston Chase, Rakheem Cornwall, Shai Hope, David Wiese.
Players in the INR 75 Lakh bracket (9): Reece Topley, Wayne Parnell, Daniel Sams, Joshua Philippe, Ish Sodhi, Tom Curran, D’Arcy Short, David Payne, Carlos Brathwaite.