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IPL 2024 Auction: Women to auction players for the first time, get all the details here

| Updated: December 19, 2023 17:55

A total of players are part of the IPL 2024 mini-auction, with bidding expected on a maximum of players. The combined purse of all teams is ₹262.95 crores. The anticipation is high for the highest bid to be placed on an overseas player once again.

The auction for IPL 2024 players will take place in Dubai, marking the first instance of an IPL auction being held outside the country. This mini-auction involves teams bolstering their squads with some new players. The franchises aim to enhance team balance by acquiring fresh talent before the mega auction in IPL 2025. Here, we attempt to provide information related to the auction by answering some questions.

How many players are participating in this auction?

According to the BCCI, a total of players registered for the auction this year, with shortlisted. Among them, are Indian players, and are overseas players. Out of these , have previously played for their respective countries, and have no international cricket experience. Two players are from associate nations. The teams collectively have vacancies for players, including overseas players.

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When and where will the auction take place?

The auction will be held in Dubai, marking the first instance of an IPL auction taking place outside India.

How much money do teams have in their purse?

Gujarat Titans have the highest purse, having traded their captain Hardik Pandya with Mumbai Indians. Gujarat has ₹38.15 crores. The team needs to acquire eight players, including two overseas players. On the other hand, Lucknow has the lowest purse, with ₹13.15 crores. The team aims to purchase a total of six players, including one overseas player. All franchises have a combined budget of ₹262.95 crores to purchase players.

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How will the auction be conducted?

Players have been divided into different sets, including batsmen, fast bowlers, all-rounders, spin bowlers, capped, and uncapped players. Bidding will take place for each set. The auction will begin with capped players, followed by uncapped players. The base price for players is ₹1.5 crores, including players like Mitchell Marsh, Umesh Yadav, and Shardul Thakur.

Which prominent players will not be part of the auction?

Several big players, including Ben Stokes, Joe Root, and Jofra Archer from England, will not be part of IPL 2024. Players like Kedar Jadhav, Liton Das, and Shakib Al Hasan have not garnered interest from any team, and their names are not on the auction list by the BCCI.

Which players might attract big bids this time?

Australian all-rounder Mitchell Starc, making a return to IPL after eight years, might attract the highest bid. New Zealand’s Rachin Ravindra could also fetch substantial amounts after his impressive performance in the ODI World Cup.

Which underrated players could strike it rich in this auction?

Players like Arshin Kulkarni, Kumar Kushagra, and Mushir Khan have the potential to become millionaires in this auction. Arshin has showcased remarkable performances for the Indian U-19 team, excelling in both batting and bowling.

Can teams still release or trade players?

The deadline for releasing and retaining players has passed, and teams cannot release any players now. Every team has the players retained for this season. However, as per IPL rules, the trading window for players opens one month after the conclusion of the season and remains open until one week before the auction. After the auction, teams can trade players until one month before the start of the next season, which, for IPL 2024, begins on December 20, 2023.

Who is the auctioneer, and when will the auction take place?

Mallika Sagar, who conducted the women’s auction days ago, will also conduct the men’s auction, becoming the first female auctioneer in IPL history. The IPL 2024 player auction will commence at AM local time in the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai (PM Indian Standard Time).

Where can the auction be watched?

Viewers can watch the auction on the Star Sports channel on television. Alternatively, the live streaming of the auction can be accessed on the Jio Cinema app on mobile phones. While a subscription is required for Star Sports, Jio Cinema allows free viewing on mobile devices.

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