Six Bangladeshi cricketers named in VIVO IPL 2020 Player Auction
Another IPL season in India is knocking on the door. In the meantime, the teams have decided who to stay in the team among the present cricketers, who to leave.
The auction will be held for the rest of the players who are released or who are new in this year’s edition of Indian Premier League (IPL). The auction will be held in Kolkata on December 19.
BCCI has already published a list of how many cricketers are being kept for auction. A total of 971 cricketers will be in the auction list. Of these, 713 are Indians and 258 are foreigners.
For the first time, the teams will fill a few vacancies from this auction held in Kolkata. Some will get the backup from here. Because of that, 73 places are vacant between 8 teams. These 73 players will be selected from 971 cricketers.
The list of cricketers in the auction has already been sent to the franchise owners. They will come to the auction table after seeing that list.
BCCI has not released the names of those Bangladeshi cricketers who have been named in the auction. However, an unconfirmed source quoted the BCB as saying that the six cricketers are Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Mustafizur Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Mehedy Hasan Miraz and Taskin Ahmed.
Shakib Al Hasan, the regular face of the IPL, will be unable to play in this season due to a one-year ban by the ICC. Of those 6, only Tamim and Mustafiz have IPL playing experience. Tamim was in the Pune Warriors squad in 2012 but had no chance to play. And Mustafiz played three times.
But Afghanistan’s 19 cricketers have been placed on the auction list. The highest number is from Australia with 55 cricketers, 54 from South Africa, 39 from Sri Lanka, 34 from West Indies, 24 from New Zealand and 22 from England are designated in the list.