1097 players including 5 Bangladeshis sign up for IPL 2021 Auction
For the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction scheduled for February 18 in Chennai, a total of 1097 players (814 Indian and 283 overseas players) have signed up, revealed BCCI on Friday (February 5).
Among the overseas players, West Indies have the highest 56 players in the list, followed by Australia and South Africa, with 42 and 38 players respectively.
31 Sri Lankan, 30 Afghanistan, 29 New Zealand and 21 England players have also signed up for the upcoming IPL auction.
There are even 9 from UAE, 8 from Nepal, 7 from Scotland, and 2 each from Ireland, USA, Zimbabwe and a lone player from Netherlands.
However, only five players from Bangladesh have signed up hoping to get a bid in the auction.
In all, players from as many as 15 foreign countries have registered for the IPL 2021 auction.
According to a media release from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) signed by Honorary Secretary Jay Shah, 61 spots could be up for grabs if all the franchises were to pick their maximum quota.
“If every franchise were to have the maximum of 25 players in their squad, 61 players will be taken in the auction (of which up to 22 may be overseas players),” read the release.
The detailed list is as below:-
• Capped Indian (21 players)
• Capped International (186 players)
• Associate (27 players)
• Uncapped Indian players who have played at least 1 IPL match (50 players)
• Overseas uncapped players who have played at least 1 IPL match (2 players)
• Uncapped Indians (743 players)
• Uncapped International (68 players)
The auction will begin from 3PM IST onwards on February 18.