Cricbuzz Staff •
The auctions for the 12th edition of the IPL is set to be held on 18th December in Jaipur © BCCI
As many as 1003 players have registered for the upcoming Indian Premier League auctions, including 232 overseas cricketers. With 70 spots available to be filled, the list includes 800 uncapped cricketers – 746 from India.
One player each from Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands and USA have also registered for the auctions. Among foreign countries, South Africa have the maximum number of entrants (59), followed by Australia (35) and Windies (33). Afghanistan has seen a massive boost, with 27 players registering for the auction.
Sri Lanka (28), New Zealand (17), England (14), Bangladesh (10) and Zimbabwe (5) are the other countries that have seen registrations.
For the first time in 12 seasons, Richard Madley won’t be the auctioneer. In Hugh Edmeades, an independent fine art, classic car and charity auctioneer – IPL will have a new gavel master.
Franchises have been given time till 5:00 PM IST on December 10 to send in their shortlist of players.