The Indian Premier League mini-auction will be held in Kochi on December 23, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has informed the franchises.
It will be a one-day auction, 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.
franchises are exploring all options regarding players they want to release ahead of November 15, which is the cut-off date to submit the list of players they want to release and retain.
There is no denying that IPL is incomplete without West Indies cricketers as they bring the key factor Over the years, many Caribbean players have entertained the fans with their power-packed performances.
But with age and poor form, several cricketers can be lose out on their franchises.
On that note, let’s have a look at five such players who might be released ahead of the mini-auction:
1.) Fabian Allen
Fabian Allen, the batting all-rounder, was roped in by Mumbai Indians (MI) in the IPL 2022 auction for INR 75 lakh, but the Jamaican cricketer didn’t get enough chances to prove his mettle.
2.) Nicholas Pooran
Nicholas Pooran had a worst 2022, both with the bat as well as with his captaincy. Pooran had a disappointing season with the willow in the previous edition of IPL and failed to take his national team even to the Super 12 stage.
3.) Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard has been one of the most trusted warhorses for the Mumbai Indians. In his 12-year-long association with the franchise, MI became the title winner five times.
But from the past few seasons, Pollard’s form has seen a consistent dip. He could only manage 144 runs in 11 matches at a strike rate of 107.46 in the previous edition.
4.) Romario Shepherd
Another player on whom Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) invested a lot of money was Romario Shepherd. The Orange Army spent a whopping amount of INR 7.75 crore to secure his services.
However, things went south for both parties as Shepherd could only score 58 runs in 3 matches and picked 3 wickets at an economy rate of 10.89.