Chennai: The BCCI has released the list of players participating in the auction for the next season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to be held in Chennai on 18 February. Apart from India’s senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and middle order batsman Kedar Jadhav, Australian batsmen Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell have been placed in the base prize group of Rs 2 crore.
The IPL Governing Council has cut the number of players, after which 292 players will enter the auction. Eight franchises will bid to fill 61 locations. Three players from 164 Indian, 125 foreign and associate countries got a place in the auction list. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has the most slots left for 13 players, while Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) can buy only three players.
The team of Kings XI Punjab will enter the auction with the highest amount of Rs 53 crore 10 lakh, while Hyderabad has a little less than 11 crore (10 crore 75 lakh). Chennai Super Kings has Rs 22 crore 70 lakh and has slots for 7 players.
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Chennai Super Kings has released Harbhajan Singh and Kedar Jadhav this year. Arjun, the son of legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar and left-arm fast bowler, has got a place in the lowest base price category of Rs 20 lakh in the revised list. Apart from Maxwell and Smith, foreign players include Shakib Al Hasan, Moin Ali, Sam Billings, Liam Plunkett, Jason Roy and Mark Wood in the highest base prize category.
In the base prize category of Rs 1.5 crore, 12 players have got place while Indian batsman Hanuma Vihari and fast bowler Umesh Yadav are in the third category of Rs one crore. The IPL auction will begin on February 18 in Chennai at 3 pm Indian time.