The player auction for the 10th edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held on 20 February in Bengaluru. It will be followed by a day-long IPL Franchise Workshop on 21 February.
The teams can have a maximum of 27 players including nine overseas players. A maximum of 76 players, including 28 overseas, can be bought at the auction.
The auction was delayed from the originally proposed date of 4 February due to the administrative changes in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) following the directions of the Supreme Court.
As many as seven cricketers, including Indian pacer Ishant Sharma, have their base price listed as Rs 2 crore. A total of 351 players will go under the hammer.
Others in the highest base price bracket are Englishmen Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan and Chris Woakes; Australian fast bowlers Mitchell Johnson and Pat Cummins; and Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews. Stokes, Morgan and Woakes were crucial members of the English team which lost the 2016 World T20 final to the West Indies.
Mathews had featured for Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Daredevils and the now-disbanded Pune Warriors India in the IPL. While playing for Pune and Delhi, the all-rounder had been auctioned for more than Rs 5 crore.
Following are some of the details that you should know as far as Monday's auction is concerned:
Date: 20 February.
Time: 9:00 am IST.
Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Bengaluru.
Live telecast: Sony Six and Sony Six HD. Sony, through Multi-Screen Media, had bagged a nine-year broadcast rights deal worth $1.63 billion in 2009, with this being the last year of the deal before the BCCI opens tender once again for the broadcast rights.
Live streaming: For those who do not have access to a television, SonyLiv, Sony's online streaming service that can also be accessed through smartphones through the iOS and Android app.
With inputs from IANS
Updated Date: Feb 20, 2017 08:40 AM