Chennai: BCCI has released the list of players participating in the auction for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season to be held in Chennai on February 18. Along with Harbhajan Singh and mid-ranking drummer Kedar Jadhav, Australian drummers Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell have been placed in the base price group of Rs 2 crore.
The IPL board has reduced the number of players, after which 292 players will enter the auction. Eight franchises will bid to occupy 61 locations. Three players from 164 Indian countries, 125 foreign and associated countries secured a place in the auction list. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has the most slots for 13 players, while Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) can only buy three players.
The Kings XI Punjab team will enter the auction with the highest amount of Rs 53 crore 10 lakh while Hyderabad has just under 11 crore (10 crore 75 lakh). Chennai Super Kings has Rs 22 crore 70 lakh and has slots for 7 players.
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Chennai Super Kings released Harbhajan Singh and Kedar Jadhav this year. Arjun, the son of legendary drummer Sachin Tendulkar and quick left arm pitcher, secured a place in the lowest base price category of Rs 20 lakh in the revised list. Besides Maxwell and Smith, overseas players include Shakib Al Hasan, Moin Ali, Sam Billings, Liam Plunkett, Jason Roy and Mark Wood in the top base price category.
In the base price category of Rs 1.5 crore 12 players have secured their places while Indian batsman Hanuma Vihari and quick pitcher Umesh Yadav are in the third category of Rs one crore. The IPL auction will start on February 18 in Chennai at 3 p.m. Indian time.