Stage is all set for the biggest bazar of cricket – the Indian Premier League player auction for the 2020 season. Insidesport.co and IPL Moneyball salary calculator will bring to the readers fastest updates on the build-up to the auction and the entire bidding process thereafter. Every time a reader will refresh his computer or mobile screen there will be a new update from the auction hall in Kolkata. LIVE auction updates and IPL auction stories are just a click away at www.insidesport.co.
Eight buyers (franchisees) are ready with a collective purse of ₹ 207.65 crore to buy up to 73 players from a filtered pool of 332. The exercise will include the bids to pick up to 29 overseas players from 146 shortlisted names, including three from the International Cricket Council Associate Member nations. There are 186 Indians – 13 capped and 173 uncapped talents.
The Indian Premier League player auction over the years has become the biggest and most-watched off the field cricket activity. Fans and cricket fraternity across the globe keenly follows the players’ trading with some of the contracts breaching the million dollar mark, an unheard of salary in cricket outside India.
No other cricket competition or cricket board has offered to players anything worth matching the riches of the IPL. According the insidersport.co IPL salary calculator Moneyball three players – Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli – have earned career IPL salary contracts worth more than ₹ 100 crore. Overseas players like AB de Villiers and Shane Watson are heading to breach the ₹ 100-crore mark.
The riches of the IPL can best be gauged from the fact that Shane Warne is all set to be an IPL millionaire from his Rajasthan Royals contracts and stakes.
As some more crorepaties (millionaires) will emerges in Kolkata tomorrow (Thursday), InsideSport.co will bring to its readers an instant account LIVE for all the happening in the auction hall from the City of Joy.
This being a mini-auction after all the teams are ready with their core talent following the release and retention of players and pre-auction trading, the each franchisee has a different player purse for the auction.
From the players’ perspective all eyes will be focused on Caribbean duo of Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Big Bash million dollar boy Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa and the likes of upcoming talents Afghanistan as well as Indian under-19 World Cup stars Priyam Garg and Yashasvi Jaiswal. Indian domestic cricketer Virat Singh can also be on the teams’ radar.
The auction is Kolkata is scheduled to start from 3:30 pm. The franchisee think tanks and auctioneer Hugh Edmeades is in the City of Joy.
Even as the auction is scheduled to start later in the day, stay logged in to the www.insidesport.co for all LIVE up dates.
The auction proceedings will be broadcast LIVE on Star Sports network channels with simultaneous streaming on Hotstar.