Published: Thu, December 06, 2018
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Over 1000 players register for IPL 12 auctions

Over 1000 players register for IPL 12 auctions

As many as 232 players have registered for the upcoming IPL auctions.

Big names like Yuvraj Singh, Brendon McCullum, Mitchell Starc and Glenn Maxwell are among the players released by their respective franchises ahead of the auction.

Bangladesh (10) and Zimbabwe (5) are the other countries that have seen registrations.

For the first time in the history of the Indian Premier League, cricketers from nine states of India have registered; these are - Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Puducherry.

Hugh Edmeades, described as an independent fine art, classic vehicle and charity auctioneer, will be the new gavel master.

Injury problems saw the 35-year-old go unsold in the previous auction, but he has since made a remarkable comeback, working his way back into the limited overs setup in national colours, and has been registered at a base price of nearly R3 million. A total of 1003 players will battle it out for the 70 spots available in the eight IPL franchises.

There are 800 uncapped players with 746 being Indians.

The IPL player auction takes place on 18 December, and teams have been given up to eight days prior to submit their shortlists. While Chennai Super Kings needs just to fill in two spots (both Indians), Kings XI Punjab has 15 slots available (11 Indians, four overseas players)-the highest among the franchises.

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