Feb 06, 2021

31 SL players have signed up for IPL auction

A total of 814 Indian players and 283 overseas players have signed up for the IPL auction scheduled to take place on February 18.

The auction is to start from 3PM in Chennai.

Out of the 283 overseas players registered the maximum was from West Indies with 56, followed by 42 from Australia. There were also 38 from South Africa, 31 from Sri Lanka, 29 from New Zealand and 21 from England. 9 from UAE, 8 from Nepal, 7 from Scotland, 5 from Bangladesh and 2 each from Ireland, USA, Zimbabwe and a lone player from Netherlands rounded off the list.

A total of 61 spots could be up for grabs if all the franchises were to pick their maximum quota. "If every franchise were to have the maximum of 25 players in their squad, 61 players will be taken in the auction (of which up to 22 may be overseas players)," said a media release from BCCI.