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IPL Players Auction 2021 Live Updates: England International Pulls Out of the Auction

IPL Players Auction 2021 Live Updates: England International Pulls Out of the Auction

IPL Players Auction 2021 Live Updates: It is being reported that England international Mark Wood has decided to pull out of IPL 2021 Auction. He was potentially being looked at as Lasith Malinga’s replacement in the Mumbai Indians setup. It is also being reported that Mushfiqur Rahim name has been added in wickekkeeper’s category

As the world awaits the IPL 2021 auction to begin, here’s a big revelation done by CSK CEO Kashi Vishwanath. The latter has said that coach Stephen Fleming and skipper MS Dhoni won’t attend the IPL auction from the venue, but will be present through digital medium.

The last IPL auction took place on December 19, 2019, for the edition that happened in 2020. While the tournament was originally supposed to start earlier but was played in September, in the UAE, due to Covid-19 outbreak. There were a few purchases that raised the eyebrows, be it Australia’s Pat Cummins or South Africa’s Chris Morris. Just before the IPL auction 2021 starts, Cricketnext takes a look at some of the major buys in previous auction.

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the IPL Auction 2021. 292 players in the fray, 61 slots up for grabs. Punjab Kings with the biggest purse; KKR and SRH with the smallest. Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Morris big names in the auction. The madness begins 3:00 PM IST. Stay tuned

IPL Players Auction 2021 Live Blog

The upcoming Indian Premier (IPL) 2021 mini auction is scheduled to take place in Chennai on Thursday, February 18. Ahead of the cash rich league’s player auction, the Board of Controller for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the IPL governing council has reportedly confirmed close to 292 players to be part of the auction pool for the upcoming tournament.

The IPL 2021 mini auction will begin at 3 pm and the eight participating IPL franchises will look to fill their vacancies and bolster their squad. However, the BCCI is yet to officially announce the start date of IPL 2021. According to reports, the 14th edition of the popular tournament is likely to start in the third week of April.

Among the 292 players – approximately 164 Indian players and 125 overseas players and three from associate nations are enlisted for the auctions. There will be 61 vacant slots spread between eight franchises up for grabs.

Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will have the highest number of slots available (11), while Sunrisers Hyderabad come in with a limited budget of 10.75 crore. The Kings XI Punjab enter the auction with the highest purse (approx. Rs 53.20 crore), while former champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will have an interesting auction with a Rs 19.90 crore purse and six slots to fill, among others.

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