A total of 991 players have signed up to be a part of the upcoming Indian Premier League auction, the IPL Governing Council announced on Thursday.
It will be a one-day event, and in addition to the money left over from their previous auction purse, each team will have an additional Rs 5 crore to spend this year.
“If every franchise were to have a maximum of 25 players in their squad, 87 players are available to be bought in the auction (of which up to 30 players can be overseas players),” a statement from BCCI secretary Jay Shah said.
The IPL 2023 mini-auction is scheduled to take place on December 23, 2022 in Kochi.
The players’ list includes 185 capped, 786 uncapped and 20 players from Associate Nations. There are 714 Indians and 277 overseas players.
Some 33 of the 277 overseas players registering for the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) player auction are from the West Indies.
Australia has the largest number of entries at 57 followed by South Africa with 52 and they are the only two nations with more entries than the Caribbean. England has 31 players while New Zealand and Sri Lanka have 27 and 23 respectively.
Nicholas Pooran who stepped down recently as West Indies white-ball captain, and Jason Holder is listed n the top bracket.
The 1.5 crore band: Sherfane Rutherford
The 1 crore band: Roston Chase, Rakheem Cornwall, Shai Hope, Akeal Hossein
A maximum of 87 players can be bought at the auction (squad strength of 25 each) of which 30 can be overseas names.