There is a big question mark over the availability of English and Australian players in the IPL 2022 even after the announcement of the player auction list.
In total 590 cricketers are all set to go under the auction hammer on February 12 and 13 in Bengaluru and amongst 590 players 228 are capped, 355 are uncapped and 7 belong to Associate Nations. Also, amongst 590 players, 370 are Indians and the remaining 220 are overseas players.
According to a report in Cricbuzz, the availability and exact duration of participation of the 220 overseas players for IPL 2022 are still not known.
“In an ideal scenario, we would have preferred to know the availability with the auction list, It helps in planning but there were occasions we were given this crucial the night before the auction.” a franchise official told Cricbuzz after the BCCI communicated to the teams on the final list of players.
“The IPL 2022 Player Auction Rules and the availability details of Overseas players along with the update on the players who have been reported or banned for suspect bowling action will be sent in due course,” the BCCI has told the teams.
Earlier, Cricbuzz had reported that the England players could be pulled back in the last week of May, for the team’s preparation for the three-Test series against New Zealand and Australian players could also miss IPL 2022 if they are picked for the upcoming Pakistan tour.
Two negative reports of RT-PCR tests, done in the 72 hours before February 12 noon, enough to participate in the IPL 2022 auction – Reports
According to a report in Cricbuzz, no quarantine is required for the franchise owners to participate in the IPL 2022 mega auction and 2 negative reports of RT-PCR tests, done in the 72 hours before February 12, noon, should be enough to participate in the auction if one has not travelled overseas in recent times.
However, overseas participants will have to undergo 7-day quarantine before participating in the auction.
Meanwhile, the marquee IPL 2022 is expected to begin on March 27, and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is hopeful of conducting the entire tournament in India.
The 2022 edition of the IPL will be a 10 team tournament as two new teams – Ahmedabad owned by CVC Capital and Lucknow owned by RPSG Group– have joined the cash-rich league.
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