new Delhi: There is a mini auction (IPL Auction) to be held on February 18 before the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. This year, the BCCI has selected 292 players for the IPL auction. While 1114 players had registered for the auction this year. BCCI has not selected Indian player S Sreesanth in the auction list due to spot fixing in IPL 2013. Sreesanth hoped that this year he would be able to return to international cricket through the IPL.
Bain for 7 years
S Sreesanth was found guilty of spot fixing during IPL 2013, after which he was banned for life. However the Kerala High Court abolished that ban and Sreesanth (S Sreesanth) made a comeback to domestic cricket after facing a 7-year long ban in 2020. Sreesanth had also registered for the IPL, but the BCCI did not shortlist him for the auction.
Sreesanth returned to cricket through Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
S Sreesanth, who faced a seven-year ban due to spot-fixing, recently returned to cricket through the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Sreesanth (S Sreesanth) got a place in the Kerala team for this tournament. Sreesanth hoped that he could make a comeback in the IPL through domestic cricket, after which he thought that he would be able to be a part of the team in the 2023 World Cup to be held in India. However, BCCI turned his hopes on him.
Pujara, Labushen also got a place in the list
For the IPL Mini Auction, BCCI has also included Cheteshwar Pujara, who has been called the Test Team Wall, and Australia’s star batsman Marnus Labushen in the list. Pujara’s base price is Rs 50 lakh, while the bid for Labushen’s name will start from Rs 1.5 crore. Pujara has previously played for KKR, RCB and Kings XI Punjab, while this will be his first chance to play IPL for Labushen.