IPL 2021 player auctions in Chennai on 18th Feb, UAE stays back-up venue, follow for live updates

IPL 2021 Player Auction Dates: The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 player auctions dates were announced on Wednesday. As reported by InsideSport earlier and now confirmed b IPL Governing Council itself, IPL 2021 auctions will taken place on February 18th in Chennai. The eight IPL franchises will have 196.6 crore to spend at IPL auctions. As the window to retain and release players ended on Wednesday, IPL franchises retained 139 players at a cost of 483.39 Cr. The IPL franchises released 57 players from the existing squads and will now have 196.6 Crore to spend at the IPL 2021 auctions. 

🚨ALERT🚨: IPL 2021 Player Auction on 18th February🗓️

IPL 2021 schedule and venue – India preferred choice, UAE Back Up Venue

A call also needs to be taken on the venue of this year’s tournament. While India will be the favoured venue for the cash-rich league, a call will be taken in some time. The domestic competitions being played out could well give the BCCI an idea if they can hold the cash-rich league in India.

UAE definitely will be the second option considering how well the tournament was organised in the 13th edition.

“India will be the preferred choice, but it also depends a lot on how the situation is and a better picture will be got after the Mushtaq Ali tournament plays out. UAE was excellent and there is no doubt the Emirates Cricket Board ensured everything went on smoothly. But then, it is the Indian T20 league and we will look to host it here if possible and with the government’s approval,” a source in the know of developments had told ANI.

IPL 2021 slots, cash availability and players auction list

As of now, 55 players will be available for the IPL 14 auctions after the eight franchises — Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Delhi Capitals (DC), Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), Mumbai Indians (MI), Rajasthan Royals (RR), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) — released its list of players retained and released.

RCB released 10 players, the most out of the eight teams. KXIP decided to end the contract for nine players. SRH had decided to retain a majority of its previous seasons squad, letting on five players go for auctions.

Interestingly, Kings XI will be going into the mini-auction with the largest purse of Rs 53.2 crore.

IPL 2021: Here is a full list of players who will go for auctions

Kedar Jadhav, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, Monu Singh, Alex Carey, Keemo Paul, Tushar Deshpande, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mohit Sharma, Jason Roy, Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Mujeeb Zadran, Hardus Viljoen, James Neesham, Krishnappa Gowtham, Karun Nair, Jagadeesha Suchith, Tejinder Singh Dhillon, Chris Green, Harry Gurney, M Siddharth, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, Tom Banton, Prince Balwant Rai, Digvijay Deshmukh, Lasith Malinga, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Pattinson, Sherfane Rutherford, Mitchell McCleneghan, Steve Smith, Akash Singh, Anirudha Joshi, Ankit Rajpoot, Oshane Thomas, Shashank Singh, Tom Curran, Varun Aaron, Chris Morris, Shivam Dube, Aaron Finch, Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Isuru Udana, Gurkeerat Mann, Billy Stanlake, Sandeep Bavanaka, Fabian Allen, Sanjay Yadav, Prithviraj Yarra.

Note: (The list is updated up to Jan 25, 2020)

IPL 2021: Check the squad size, salary cap and available slots for each team

IPL 2021/ Squad Size/Salary Cap/Available Slots
Franchise No of Players No of Overseas Players Total  money spent (Rs.) Salary cap available (Rs.) Available Slots Overseas Slots
CSK 18 7 62.1 22.9 7 1
DC 19 6 72.0982 12.9018 6 2
KXIP 16 3 31.8 53.2 9 5
KKR 17 6 74.25 10.75 8 2
MI 18 4 69.65 15.35 7 4
RR 17 5 50.15 34.85 8 3
RCB 12 4 49.1 35.9 13 4
SRH 22 7 74.25 10.75 3 1
Total 139 42 483.39 196.6 61 22