1003 cricketers registered for IPL 2019 auction

1003 cricketers registered for IPL 2019 auction

Among the big Indian players, Jaydev Unadkat is the highest-listed player with a base price of INR 1.5 crore. 800 uncapped players, including 746 Indians and 232 overseas players have thrown their hat in the ring.

Nearly five dozen South Africans will be among the players slugging it out for a place in next year's Indian Premier League (IPL).

One player each from Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands and U.S. have also registered for the auctions. Among foreign countries, South Africa have the maximum number of entrants (59), followed by Australia (35) and Windies (33). For the first time in the history of the Indian Premier League, cricketers from nine states - Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Puducherry - have registered and will hope to showcase their talent in the world's biggest T20 tournament.

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According to reports revealed, as many as 1003 cricketers have registered their names for the IPL 2019 auction.

Hugh Edmeades, described as an independent fine art, classic auto and charity auctioneer, will be the new gavel master. The list will be further trimmed down for the auction with franchises being given time till December 10 to submit their own list of players.

With over 30 years of experience at auction company Christie's, Edmeades will be replacing Madley, whose absence from this edition has not been specified in the BCCI release.