Monday, 14 December 2015

All you need to know about the IPL auction

The Countdown to yet another season of the world's most popular T20 Tournament, The IPL, has begun with two new franchises Pune and Rajkot, following the 2 year suspension of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals.

From here the focus moves towards the next phase, the players auction which kickstarts with the draft for the two new teams on 15 December, Tuesday, and culminates in the main auction which takes place on 6 February next year.

Players Draft for Pune and Rajkot

The Player Draft will allow the Pune and Rajkot franchises to pick up 5 of the best players each from the suspended Chennai and Rajasthan teams, is due to happen at the Mumbai Cricket Association’s Bandra-Kurla Complex clubhouse this Tuesday.

All Players which were the part of the two suspended teams will form two groups of capped and uncapped players respectively. While the capped players will include 5 top players from each franchise, the remaining players will be part of the uncapped category.

The first capped player that is chosen in the draft by each of the two new franchises will be paid INR 12.5 crore, whereas the other four capped players for each franchise are bound to get INR 9.5 crore, INR 7.5 crore, INR 5.5 crore and INR 4 crore respectively. On the other hand, the uncapped players can be picked up by Pune and Rajkot for a fee of INR 4 crore.

  • MS Dhoni
  • Brendan McCullum
  • Suresh Raina
  • Ravichandran Ashwin
  • Ravindra Jadeja
Rajasthan Royals
  • Ajinkya Rahane
  • Shane Watson
  • Steve Smith
  • James Faulkner
  • Sanju Samson

The players draft for Pune and Rajkot has been designed in a way that will ensure that big guns like Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashwin and Rahane among others will land up in one of the two new IPL teams.

Once the draft has been sorted, all the remaining unpicked players from Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals will join the players released by the six other franchises and will be up for sale in the main IPL auction, which will be held on 6 February 2016 at Bengaluru.


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