IPL 2024 auction: Everything you need to know | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: The IPL player auctionis consistently a thrilling event, drawing attention from players and fans not only in India but around the globe. Viewers eagerly await to discover which team acquires particular players and at what price. The most coveted players, having enlisted themselves for the auction, anxiously observe as teams engage in competitive bidding wars for their services.News of their auction fate often reaches them through updates from teammates, friends, and family members.
Here we take a look at all the details of the 2024 edition of the IPL auction and how an IPL auction works:
When and where is the IPL 2024 Auction?
The player auction is scheduled to take place at the Coca Cola Arena in Dubai on Tuesday, commencing at 11:30 am local time (1:00 pm IST). The event will be televised live on the Star Sports Network and will also be available for live streaming on the JioCinema app.
Where can I follow the auction?
You can track all the developments minute by minute on https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com on our live blog, along with the latest reactions from players and team owners, what the composition of the teams is looking like, how much money is being spent by the teams and much more.
How many players registered themselves for the auction?
According to the BCCI, a total of 1166 players registered for this year’s auction.
How many players will finally go under the hammer?
The teams have narrowed down their choices to 333 players, consisting of 214 Indian and 119 overseas players. Among them, 116 players are capped, while 215 are uncapped, and two players hail from Associate nations. With 77 slots left to be filled across the 10 teams, 30 spots are designated for overseas players.
The auction process
The players have been categorised into 19 different sets based on their specialisation, such as batter, all-rounder, fast bowler, spinner, and wicketkeeper. The auction format ensures an alternation between capped and uncapped players after a few sets.
What is the highest base price category for the players?
A group of 23 players has entered the top base price bracket, setting it at Rs 2 crore. Notable names in this category include Mitchell Starc, Travis Head, Umesh Yadav, and Shardul Thakur. Additionally, thirteen players have established their base price at Rs 1.5 crore.
How much money do the 10 teams have left for the player auction?
CSK – Rs 31.4 crore
DC – Rs 28.95 crore
GT – Rs 38.15 crore
KKR – Rs 32.7 crore
LSG – Rs 13.15 crore
MI – Rs 17.75 crore
PBKS – Rs 29.1 crore
RCB – Rs 23.25 crore
RR – Rs 14.5 crore
SRH – Rs 34 crore
Who will be the auctioneer?
Mallika Sagar, who hosted the WPL auction on December 9, will now take on the role of auctioneer. She succeeds Hugh Edmeades and becomes the first woman auctioneer in the 16-year history of the IPL.

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