IPL 2024 Auction: Deadline for Player Registration and Key Details
The last day for players to register for the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction is this Thursday, November 30. It is necessary for players to submit their names through their respective boards along with No Objection Certificates (NOCs). December 19 is the date of the auction.
It is anticipated that more than 700 participants will sign up for the auction this time, and some well-known names will be among them. Top draws are anticipated to include World Cup performances like Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Travis Head, Daryl Mitchell, Rachin Ravindra, Ibrahim Zadran, and Rahmat Shah, among others.
Specifically, Starc is anticipated to be highly sought after by teams, even if he has a track record of withdrawing from auctions after winning them. At least five franchises have contacted the left-armer, according to sources close to Cricket Australia, and he will probably be a big name on the marquee list.
Franchises will be responsible for culling the list after registration. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) expects the auction to sell about 70 players. With 77 spots available among the 10 squads, the BCCI has stipulated that transactions of up to INR 262.95 crore can take place at the auction. Teams may also sign up to thirty overseas players.
Ben Stokes has already withdrew, but according to franchise sources, they are still awaiting word on Jofra Archer’s availability after the Mumbai Indians recently released him. Additionally, there is talk that Josh Hazlewood, who was just released by the Royal Challengers Bangalore, would be available for the league.
After the end of the five-Test series between India and England, the Indian Premier League (IPL) is anticipated to commence in the third week of March and run until the third week of May. This plan guarantees that players and boards will have enough time to get ready for the June 3 start of the Twenty20 World Cup.
Player Registration and NOCs
Interested cricketers from around the world must submit their names along with No Objection Certificates (NOCs) from their respective cricket boards to be eligible for the auction. The NOCs serve as official clearance for players to participate in the IPL. It is important for players to complete this process before the registration deadline.
Expected Number of Registrations
The IPL 2024 auction is expected to witness a large number of player registrations, with over 700 players anticipated to sign up. Among them are some prominent names who have recently made an impact in the cricketing world. Players like Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Travis Head, Daryl Mitchell, Rachin Ravindra, Ibrahim Zadran, and Rahmat Shah are likely to attract significant attention from the franchises.
Auction Process and Available Slots
After the completion of the registration process, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will ask the franchises to shorten their player lists. Around 70 players are expected to be sold at the auction, with a total estimated transaction value of approximately INR 262.95 crore. Each franchise has 77 available slots to fill, and they can also acquire up to 30 foreign players to strengthen their squads.
Notable Player Updates
While several players have been released by their respective franchises, there are some notable players who may be available for the upcoming season. Star England all-rounder Ben Stokes has withdrawn his name from the auction, but there is still uncertainty regarding the availability of Jofra Archer, who was recently released by the Mumbai Indians. Additionally, Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood, who was released by the Royal Challengers Bangalore, is also expected to be in the mix.
Mitchell Starc’s Highly Anticipated Return
One of the most talked-about players ahead of the auction is Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc. After a nine-year absence, Starc will be making his comeback to the T20 extravaganza. Several franchises have expressed their interest in signing him, with at least five teams approaching him. Starc’s presence is expected to add excitement and competition to the bidding process.
IPL 2024 Schedule
The IPL 2024 season is set to begin in the third week of March, immediately following the India vs. England five-match Test series. The tournament is scheduled to run until the third week of May. The early scheduling of the IPL is intentional, allowing sufficient time for players and cricket boards to prepare for the T20 World Cup 2024, which is slated to commence on June 3.
As the deadline for IPL 2024 auction player registration approaches, the anticipation and preparations for the event are in full swing. With a significant number of players expected to register, including some notable names, the auction promises to be an exciting affair. Franchises will have the opportunity to fill their squads with talented players, and fans can look forward to a thrilling season of T20 cricket in 2024.