Reduces original list of 1214 to 590
New Delhi, Feb. 1 (Delhi Crown): The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India (BCCI) pruned the final list of players eligible for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 auction on Tuesday.
A total of 590 players will go under the hammer at the February 12 and 13 auction to be held in Bengaluru city as opposed to the original tally of 1214.
The BCCI also said that 48 names have been bracketed in the highest reserve price of Rs.2 crore, 20 with a reserve price of Rs.1.5 crore, 34 with a reserve price of Rs.1 crore and 44 new names. Ten IPL teams will bid for them as opposed to eight in the previous edition, it added.
Some of the prominent players who have put themselves up for fresh bids include four Indian players (Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer and Mohammed Shami), three South Africans (Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis and Kagiso Rabada, two Australians (Pat Cummins and David Warner) and one New Zealander (Trent Boult).
A total of 370 Indian players will be up for grabs, while there will be 220 foreign players. These include Australia (47), West Indies (34), South Africa (33), England (24), New Zealand (24), Sri Lanka(23), Afghanistan(17), Bangladesh (5), Ireland (5), Namibia(3), Scotland(2), Nepal(1), USA(1) and Zimbabwe(1).