The Indian Premier League season (IPL) Season 10 is few months away to start but buzz among the fans have started as the auction date is approaching near.
Ahead of the auction, many franchises, including Mumbai Indians, Rising Pune Supergiants, Royal Challengers Bangalore and others, have released some big star players from their squad.
Here are some details about the IPL Auction 2017:
Date: February 20th
Time: 9 am to 6pm IST
Broadcasting Channel: Sony Six and Sony Six HD
Teams Taking Part In The Auction:
Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions.
Players List For IPL Auction 2017:
All the released players (63 in number) by the franchises are available to go under the hammer.
Here is the complete list of players released by the franchise:
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Karn Sharma, Ashish Reddy, Eoin Morgan, Trent Boult, T Suman, Aditya Tare
Kolkata Knight Riders: Morne Morkel, Brad Hogg, Jason Holder, Colin Munro, John Hastings, Jaydev Unadkat, R Sathish, Manan Sharma, Shaun Tait
Rising Pune Supergiants: Kevin Pietersen, Ishant Sharma, Irfan Pathan, Thisara Perera, RP Singh, Scott Boland, M Ashwin, Peter Handscomb, Saurabh Tiwary, Albie Morkel, George Bailey
Gujarat Lions: Dale Steyn, Paras Dogra, Eklavya Dwivedi, Sarabjit Ladda, Pravin Tambe, Umang Sharma, Amit Mishra (UP fast bowler), Akshdeep Nath
Kings XI Punjab: Mitchell Johnson, Rishi Dhawan, Kyle Abbott, Farhaan Behardien
Mumbai Indians: Corey Anderson, Marchant de Lange, Unmukt Chand, Akshay Wakhare, Nathu Singh, Kishore Kamath, Martin Guptill, Jerome Taylor
Delhi Daredevils: Nathan Coulter-Nile, Imran Tahir, Joel Paris, Pawan Negi, Pawan Suyal, Akhil Herwadkar, Mahipal Lomror
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Varun Aaron, Abu Nechim, David Wiese, Kane Richardson, Vikramjeet Malik, Praveen Dubey, Akshay Karnewar, Vikas Tokas, Parvez Rasool, Chris Jordan
*Also players from different cricket playing nations can be picked by the franchises on the auction day.
Auction Rules & Regulations
Spending Cap: $5 million
Minimum Salary: $50,000
Under-22 players minimum salary: $22,000
The franchisees have been allotted a purse of 66 crores INR for the auction. The money spent by them in retaining the players will come under the total purse and the franchisees can use the remaining money in the auction. Each team can have a maximum of 27 players out of which 9 can be overseas professionals.