IPL 2024 Auction: IPL 2024 Window Confirmed, Huge Update Out On International Players' Availability - Reports

Published - 18 Dec 2023, 07:04 PM

IPL 2024 Auction Date And Time
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The IPL 2024 will be played between March 22 to May end as per reports in TOI. The IPL 2024 auction will be held on December 19 in Dubai with a total of 333 players to go under the hammer.

To break up the number of players, 214 are Indians, 119 overseas players, and two are from associate nations. A total of 116 capped players and 215 uncapped players will go up for the auction. A total of 77 slots will be up for the auction with 30 overseas slots available.

In more reports, Players from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, West Indies, Ireland, and white ball specialists of Sri Lanka are set to be available for the whole duration of IPL 2024. The season will mark the 17th season of the cash-rich league.

IPL 2024 To Be Played Between March-May

What is also understood is that Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood who was released by the Royal Challengers Bangalore during the retention window is expecting a baby in March. However, he has asserted that he will be available for the tournament in May.

The BCCI has reportedly informed all the franchises regarding this recent development. Hazlewood after his recent success with the Australian team is among the bowlers who will be targeted across franchises. he has kept his base price at 2 crores like Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins.

Furthermore, while a majority of the England players will be available for auction, the young leg spinner Rehan Ahmed will not be available for the IPL 2024 auction. The rest of the players will be available for the next year’s competition depending on their international commitments. Ben Stokes and Joe Root have already opted out from the IPL 2024 auction. England speedster Jofra Archer has been released by Mumbai Indians and will not go back into the auction.

Ahead of the auction, Gujarat Titans traded Hardik Pandya who was roped in by Mumbai Indians by completing an all-cash trade deal. He was also named the captain of the franchise becoming Rohit Sharma’s successor. This is perhaps the biggest news that happened in the lead-up to the auction. Almost all the IPL franchises have a set captain. For KKR Shreyas Iyer will return as the captain of the franchise after missing the previous edition.

As per reports, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is unwilling to send their players into the auction and eventually in the IPL due to international commitments. The board is thinking about whether or not to give their players the NOC. Three Bangladesh players namely, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, and Shoriful Islam have put their names up for the IPL auction 2024. Ahmed and Shoriful will reportedly not be available for the IPL but Mustafizur will be available from March 22 to May 11.

The 10 franchises have so far invested nearly 738 crores in the players that they have retained. Gujarat Titans will have the maximum purse heading into the IPL 2024 auction with 38.15 crores while Rajasthan has the least with 14.5 crores. The 10 teams have a cumulative remaining purse of nearly 263 crores heading into the auction.

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