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IPL 2022 Auction: BCCI sets Jan 17 deadline to register for IPL auction, international cricket boards & state associations informed: Follow Live Updates

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IPL 2022 Auction: BCCI set January 17 deadline to register for auction – Despite rising cases of Covid-19 in the country, the BCCI is confident that the auction in February will not be pushed. Keeping that in mind, the Indian board has sent letters to the other cricket boards and state associations to send the names of interested players by January 17. Follow IPL 2022 Auction Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

With 10 teams and a bigger auction, BCCI expects no less than 1000 names. But the Indian board will narrow down the list of players and release around 250 of them for the auction pool. The final list will be out after the two new franchises Ahmedabad and Lucknow announce their three picks by January 22.

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IPL 2022 Auction: BCCI sends letter to all cricket boards, set Jan 17 deadline to register for IPL auction – Follow Live Updates

“We approached our partner boards a month back to send the list of players. We expect them to send the list of players by January 17. This time, we expect over 1000 players but only 250 of them will be in the auction. The names will be released by the end of January. We have seen an increase in the interest with the growing brand value of IPL,” a board official told InsideSport.

IPL 2022 Auction: BCCI sends letter to all cricket boards, set Jan 17 deadline to register for IPL auction – Follow Live Updates
England players are expected to dominate IPL 2022 auction

IPL 2022 Auction: All you need to know

  • IPl Auction dates have been set to February 12-13 in Bengaluru.
  • The BCCI has sent letters to other cricket boards and state associations and asked them send the list of interested players by January 17.
  • England and Australian players will dominate the overseas players.
  • From over 1,000 entries, BCCI will narrow it down to 250 and release the final names by January end.
  • The final list will be out after Lucknow and Ahmedabad franchises name their three picks from unretained draft by January 22, 5 PM.

IPL 2022 Auction: BCCI sends letter to all cricket boards, set Jan 17 deadline to register for IPL auction – Follow Live Updates

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IPL 2022 Auction: BCCI sends letter to all cricket boards, set Jan 17 deadline to register for IPL auction – Follow Live Updates
Cricket Australia is also expected to send a large number of players for the auction

Among the interested parties, most of the players are from England and Australia while there is an uptick in interest from Sri Lanka as well. Even though there has been a domestic rebellion against IPL after an abysmal Ashes performance, BCCI expects a large number of players from England. Many former England cricketers spoke out against IPL and neglecting domestic first-class matches.

For Australia, the IPL dates will likely clash with the Pakistan tour which will include three Tests, three ODIs and a one-off T20I. But BCCI expects no pullouts.

“We haven’t heard anything from ECB about pullout from IPL. In fact, many English players who previously skipped IPL have shown interest. As for Australians, they have been our biggest partner and hopefully all the players will be available for the entire tournament,” the BCCI official told InsideSport.

IPL 2022 Auction: BCCI sends letter to all cricket boards, set Jan 17 deadline to register for IPL auction – Follow Live Updates

As for the auction dates, BCCI is confident of sticking to February 12-13 in Bengaluru. But the board has been preparing for contingency in case, a last-minute change.

“It is too early to speak about the auction dates. We are confident that the Feb 12-13 date will be unchanged. But we are living in uncertain times due to Covid and anything can happen during this one month. There are mechanisms in place so that we can stick to the dates,” the official said.

IPL 2022 Auction: BCCI sends letter to all cricket boards, set Jan 17 deadline to register for IPL auction – Follow Live Updates

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