The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has unveiled the mega auction details of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which is scheduled to take place in Bengaluru on February 12 and 13, 2022. This two-day auction will lead to the 15th edition of the IPL and would witness some of the biggest franchise transfers and players signings.
According to the 2022 player auction list, 590 cricketers have registered to gain an opportunity to compete in the iconic tournament. Among these 590, 228 athletes are capped and have represented themselves in various cricket events and 355 players are uncapped who would look forward to gathering recognition from the greatest Indian cricket platform. Seven other players come from the Associate Nations. Out of these cricketers, 370 players belong to India and 220 individuals are overseas athletes.
The highest reserve price a player obtains is INR 2 crore and 48 cricketers have represented themselves under this price bracket. Meanwhile, 34 signings came under the bracket of INR 1 crore as reserve cost and 20 players got themselves into INR 1.5 crore belt.
Some popular international names that would aim for the right franchise and enhance the scale of this auction are Faf du Plessis, David Warner, Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, Quinton de Kock, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo, Shakib Al Hasan and Wanindu Hasaranga.
With two new teams in the mix, Lucknow Super Giants and Team Ahmedabad, this auction would showcase a thrilling battle between the 10 elite franchises to bag some of the greatest talents globally. This mega auction would also inculcate the likes of several skilled U19 cricketers of India such as Yash Dhull, Vicky Ostwal and Rajvardhan Hangargekar.
Recently, IPL has appointed Tata Group as its title sponsor replacing Vivo. The marquee Indian domestic cricket league has also been named as the most talked-about sports event by the global data firm, YouGov.