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BCCI to Reschedule the IPL 2023 Auction?
Everything you need to know about the mega event
The preparations for the much-awaited 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League have kickstarted with a bang, as plans involving the 2023 IPL Auction have been announced. Just like the previous year, the tournament will feature a total of ten teams including Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Gujarat Titans, Lucknow Super Giants, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Punjab Kings, and Kolkata Knight Riders.
However, unlike the past two years, IPL 2023 is expected to go back to the home and away format. Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the league was restricted to a few grounds. Meanwhile, before the mega event next year, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will be organizing a mini-auction.
The IPL 2023 auction is likely to be an exciting affair as a total of 991 overseas and domestic players have registered for the competition. A maximum of 87 players can be picked on the big day as the teams can have a minimum of 18 and a maximum of 25 players in their team. Out of these, 30 overseas slots are vacant.
The Indian board has decided to host the IPL mini-auction on December 23 in Kochi. However, it is reported that a few IPL teams as not happy with the date. Many franchises have foreigners in their management and coaching staff. Thus, it will be difficult for overseas members to attend the event as they will be busy with the Christmas festivities.
Understandably, seven IPL franchises have foreign head coaches. Thus, the absence of the coaches can make it difficult for the respective teams to prepare for the auction.
The teams who have overseas players in their coaching staff:
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Mike Hesson (Director of Cricket), Adam Griffith (bowling coach)
Gujarat Titans: Vikram Solanki (Director of Cricket), Gary Kirsten (batting coach)
Mumbai Indians: Mark Boucher (head coach), James Pamment (fielding coach), Kieron Pollard (batting coach), Shane Bond (bowling coach)
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Brian Lara (head coach), Simon Helmot (assistant coach), Dale Steyn (bowling coach), Muttiah Muralitharan (spin bowling coach)
Chennai Super Kings: Stephen Fleming (head coach), Eric Simons (assistant coach), Michael Hussey (batting coach)
Delhi Capitals: Ricky Ponting (head coach), James Hopes (bowling coach), Shane Watson (assistant coach)
Punjab Kings: Trevor Bayliss (head coach), Brad Haddin (assistant coach), Julian Wood (consultant), Charl Langveldt (bowling coach), Jonty Rhodes (fielding coach)
Kolkata Knight Riders: James Foster (assistant coach), Ryan ten Doeschate (fielding coach)
Lucknow Super Giants: Andy Flower (head coach), Andy Bichel (bowling coach)
Rajasthan Royals: Kumar Sangakkara (head coach), Trevor Penney (assistant coach), Lasith Malinga (bowling coach)
BCCI to change its 2023 IPL Auction decision?
Despite repeated requests by many franchises, BCCI has decided to go ahead with the mini-auction on December 23 only. It is believed that they have cited logistics issues as one of the main reasons behind not rescheduling the event.
“We understand some officials of some of the franchises will be on Christmas Holidays. But we are unlikely to change the date. Huge amount of logistics are involved in Auction planning. Changing the date would mean REDRAWING everything’” a BCCI official was quoted as saying by Inside Sport.
Retained players of all ten IPL franchises
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (capt), Virat Kohli, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Suyash Prabhudessai, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood, Siddarth Kaul, Akash Deep, Anuj Rawat, Finn Allen, Glenn Maxwell
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (captain), Devon Conway, Simarjeet Singh, Deepak Chahar, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Chowdhary, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Matheesha Pathirana, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana
Gujarat Titans: Jayant Yadav, R Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad, Hardik Pandya (capt), Shubman Gill, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudharsan, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Pradeep Sangwan, Darshan Nalkande, Wriddhiman Saha, Matthew Wade, Rashid Khan
Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul (capt), Marcus Stoinis, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Karan Sharma, Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Mark Wood, Mayank Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Manan Vohra, Quinton de Kock
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (capt), Akash Madhwal, Ishan Kishan, Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Jofra Archer, Jasprit Bumrah, Arjun Tendulkar, Arshad Khan, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Jason Behrendorff, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis
Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan (capt), Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Shahrukh Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shreyas Iyer (capt), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer
Remaining Purse of IPL teams
Notably, this time all ten teams have some extra money to spend in the mini auction on December 23 in Kochi. The Board of Control for Cricket to India has increased the purse by 5 crores. This means that instead of 90 crores, the total purse amount is now 95 crores.
Let’s take a look at the purse remaining for all ten IPL franchises
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Rs 42.25 Cr
Punjab Kings: Rs 32.20 Cr
Lucknow Supergiants: Rs 23.35 Cr
Mumbai Indians: Rs 20.55 Cr
Chennai Super Kings: Rs 20.45 cr
Delhi Capitals: Rs 19.45 Cr
Gujarat Titans: Rs 19.25cr
Rajasthan Royals: Rs 13.20 Cr
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Rs 8.75 Cr
Kolkata Knight Riders: Rs 7.05cr.