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How many players are there in the IPL 2023 Auction?

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Cricket News: How many players are there in the IPL 2023 Auction? | BCCI cuts down shortlist for IPL 2023 Auction

The auction list for the 16th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been cut down to 405 players from 991. However, only the first 86 players will definitely go under the hammer. The accelerated auction process will be followed for the rest of the 319 cricketers.

Franchises will be asked to nominate a set of players that they are interested in from this list of 319. Along with that, they will also submit a set of unsold players from the first category and these individuals will be presented in the auction.

“Franchises will be asked to nominate a set number of players from this group. Once these players (87-405) have been presented, franchises will be requested to submit the names of players (unpresented/unsold) from all those on the full list of 405 for further accelerated process,” a statement by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was quoted in a report by Cricbuzz.

BCCI added, “This will be covered in more detail at the auction briefing on 22nd December 2022.”

Number of players in IPL 2023 Auction:

There are 273 Indians and 132 overseas players in the total list of 405 cricketers set to go in the auction. These include 119 capped and 282 uncapped players along with four players from Associate nations. However, the franchises haven’t been officially informed about the availability of players, which can help them devise their plans for the auction.

19 players have registered their name at the top bracket base price of Rs 2 crore, including all-rounders like Ben Stokes, Cameron Green, and Sam Curran amongst others. Some of the notable players who were a part of the earlier list of 991 but have been left out of the final 405 are Kedar Jadhav, Martin Guptill, Reece Topley, Wayne Parnell, Colin de Grandhomme, Ashton Turner and Mark Chapman.

The auction will start at 2:30 pm on 23rd December in Kochi.

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