A total of 292 players are set to be the part of VIVO Indian Premier League 2021 auction on 18th February as IPL announced final list of cricketers to go under hammer. Chennai is the venue to host IPL auction this year.
There are 10 players in the highest bracket of 10 crore rupees.
“Rs 2 crore is the highest reserve price and two Indian players – Harbhajan Singh and Kedar Jadhav — and eight overseas players — Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Shakib Al Hasan, Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Liam Plunkett, Jason Roy & Mark Wood have chosen to be slotted in the highest bracket,” the statement said.
There are 12 players in the auction list with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore, though no Indians in it, while in the 11-player Rs.1 crore category, only Hanuma Vihari and Umesh Yadav are the Indians.
“The IPL 2021 Player Auction list is out with a total of 292 cricketers set to go under the hammer in Chennai on February 18; 1,114 cricketers had initially registered for the auction. The final list was then pruned after the eight franchises submitted their shortlist of players,” said the statement.
“A total of 164 Indian players, 125 overseas players and 3 players from Associate Nations will be up for grabs in the VIVO IPL 2021 Player Auction in Chennai,” it said.
The auction will begin at 3 pm. VIVO is returned to IPL’s title sponsor as BCCI shared the information on Thursday.