IPL 2022: Complete list of players up for mega-auction
- The IPL 2022 mega-auction will be held on February 12 and 13
- 590 players will go under the hammer in the two-day event
- Big Indian names like Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, R Ashwin, Mohammad Shami are up for auction
The Indian Premier League 2022 player auction is underway. A total of 590 cricketers will go under the hammer in the two-day mega event to be held on February 12 and 13 in Bangalore.
Earlier, the league announced that 228 capped, 355 uncapped and seven players from the Associated Nations will be up for auction. Big Indian names like Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan, R Ashwin, Mohammad Shami and Ishan Kishan are part of the list.
Foreign cricketers like Faf du Plessis, David Warner, Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult and Quinton de Kock will also go under the hammer.
The highest reserve price for the 590 players in set at Rs 2 crore. And 48 have placed themselves in the bracket. There are 20 players in the auction list with a reserve price of Rs 1.5 crore while 34 players are in the list of cricketers with a reserve price of Rs 1 crore.
Here is the complete list.
Meanwhile, the BCCI will conduct the 2022 season of the cash rich league between the last week of March and end of May, secretary Jay Shah said on Saturday.
If PTI sources are to be believed, the tentative start date is March 27.
"I am delighted to confirm that the 15th season of the IPL will start in the last week of March and will run until May end. A majority of the team owners expressed their wish that the tournament be held in India," Shah was quoted as saying in a press note issued by the BCCI.
He also made it clear that the board's first preference is to hold the event in India.
"The BCCI was always keen on staging the 2022 edition that will see two new teams – Ahmedabad and Lucknow – in India. I can tell you that we will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that IPL stays in India," Shah said. While the UAE and South Africa are back-up options as per sources who attended the meeting, Shah stressed that the health safety of all stakehoders including players, match officials is paramount for the board.
"The BCCI has not compromised on the health and safety of its stakeholders in the past and will concurrently work on Plan B since the COVID-19 situation with new variants remains fluid.
"The mega IPL Auction will take place on February 12-13th and we will lock in venues before that," Shah further added.