12 Feb 2021: IPL 2021 Auction: 292 players to go under the hammer
A total of 292 players will go under the hammer in the IPL 2021 player auctions, set to be held on February 18 in Chennai.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed the development through a release on Thursday.
The list has been trimmed from the initial number (1114) after the eight franchises submitted their respective shortlists.
Here is more.
Fact: The list comprises 164 Indian players
A total of 164 Indian players, 125 overseas players and three players from Associate nations will be available in the auction. Notably, the figure was specified as 1097 earlier. As many as 17 new players were later added on request from the franchises.
2 crore: A look at the players with highest base price
Two Indian players, Harbhajan Singh and Kedhar Jadhav, have chosen the highest slab of Rs. 2 crore as their base price.
The duo has been released by the Chennai Super Kings.
They are accompanied by Glenn Maxwell and Steve Smith (Australia), Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh), Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Liam Plunkett, Jason Roy and Mark Wood (England) in the same bracket.