Published on December 6th, 2023
5 Key Takeaways: IPL 2024 Auction Date And Time
- IPL 2024 Auction Registration: Diverse Player Pool
- Auction Dynamics: Slot Allocation and Player Base Prices
- Jofra Archer’s Absence and Other English Players
- IPL 2024 Schedule Contingent on Election Dates
- BCCI’s Instructions to Franchises for Auction Planning
A total of 1,166 players have registered for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 auction, with 77 available slots to be filled, including a maximum of 30 for overseas players.
Notably, some major names like Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Travis Head, and others are part of the auction.
However, Jofra Archer, recently released by the Mumbai Indians, is absent from the list. The auction is scheduled for December 19 in Dubai.
Out of the 1,166 players, 830 are Indian, including 18 capped players.
Among the capped Indian players, four—Harshal Patel, Kedar Jadhav, Shardul Thakur, and Umesh Yadav—have set their base price at a maximum of Rs 2 crore, while the remaining 14 will be available at a reserve price of Rs 50 lakh.
The list also includes players from various countries, with England’s Adil Rashid, Harry Brook, and Dawid Malan among them.
Notably, Archer has not entered the auction, reportedly due to injury concerns. However, other English players like Rehan Ahmed, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, and Chris Woakes have listed their base prices.
Australian players like Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Mitchell Starc, and Pat Cummins have set their base price at Rs 2 crore.
Players from Bangladesh, South Africa, West Indies, Ireland, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Scotland, UAE, and the USA are also part of the extensive player pool.
The diversity in the list encompasses 212 capped, 909 uncapped, and 45 Associate players, offering a broad spectrum of talent for the franchises to consider during the auction.
Schedule Likely After Poll Dates ( IPL 2024 Auction Date And Time )
The schedule for the IPL is pending confirmation by the BCCI, awaiting the announcement of election dates by the Election Commission of India.
The IPL timeline will be adjusted based on the election days, and the BCCI has advised franchises to expect the tournament to run from the third week of March to the third week of May.
While the intention is to host matches in India, potential logistical and operational challenges due to the elections might necessitate a shift.
In such a scenario, a portion of the league could be relocated outside of India. It’s noteworthy that in the 2019 general elections, the BCCI successfully conducted the entire IPL in India.
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Note To The Franchises
The BCCI has asked IPL franchises to submit additional player requests not listed on the Auction Register.
Eligible and interested players from these requests will be automatically included in the auction.
Franchises are also required to provide a list of players from the Register they want in the auction, considering the limit of 77 slots, with a maximum of 30 for overseas players.
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