1003 cricketers registered for IPL 2019 auction
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.
According to reports revealed, as many as 1003 cricketers have registered their names for the IPL 2019 auction. The allocated numbers go to 232 overseas cricketers and 746 Indian cricketers.
Aiming to fill up the available 70 spots, the list of contenders include 200 capped players and 800 uncapped and including three cricketers from Associate Nations.
For the first time in the history of the Indian Premier League, cricketers from nine states of India have registered; these are – Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Puducherry.
South Africa have the maximum number of contestants with 59 of them to be bid in the auction; this is followed by 35 from Australia while West Indies are third in the list having 33 entrants.
Afghanistan, after gaining the Test status, received a huge gain having 27 cricketers registered for the auction.
One player each from Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands and USA have also registered for the auctions.
Among other countries, 28 contestants from Sri Lanka, 17 from New Zealand and 10 from Bangladesh will go through the auction. Meanwhile another 14 from England and 5 from Zimbabwe has also been included.
The country-wise tally of 232 overseas players is as below:
Afghanistan – 27
Australia – 35
Bangladesh – 10
England – 14
Hong Kong – 1
Ireland – 1
Netherlands – 1
New Zealand -17
South Africa – 59
Sri Lanka – 28
USA – 1
West Indies – 33
Zimbabwe – 5
5:00 pm IST on Monday 10th December is the last date for the franchises to submit their shortlist of players.