New Delhi: Before the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, a mini auction is due to take place on February 18. This year, BCCI selected 292 players for the IPL auction. While 1114 players had registered for the auction this year. BCCI did not select Indian player S Sreesanth from the auction list due to the spot fixing of the 2013 IPL. Sreesanth hoped that this year he would be able to return to international cricket thanks to the IPL .
Bath for 7 years
S Sreesanth was convicted of fixing in place during the 2013 IPL, after which he was banned for life. However, the Kerala High Court struck down the ban and Sreesanth (S Sreesanth) made a comeback in domestic cricket after facing a 7-year ban in 2020. Sreesanth had also signed up for the IPL, but the BCCI did not preselect him for the auction.
Sreesanth returned to cricket with Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy
S Sreesanth, who was facing a seven-year ban due to scoring, recently returned to cricket with the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Sreesanth (S Sreesanth) secured a place in the Kerala squad for this tournament. Sreesanth was hopeful that he could make a comeback in the IPL thanks to national cricket, after which he thought he could be part of the squad at the 2023 World Cup in India. However, BCCI turned its hopes on him.
Pujara, Labushen also secured a spot in the list
For the mini IPL auction, BCCI also included Cheteshwar Pujara, who calls himself Test Team Wall and Australian star drummer Marnus Labushen, in the list. The base price of Pujara is Rs 50 lakh, while the offer for the name of Labushen will start from Rs 1.5 crore. Pujara has played for KKR, RCB and Kings XI Punjab before, so this will be his first chance to play IPL for Labushen.