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Indian Premier League 2019 player auction to be held in Jaipur on December 18


first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction date. The player auction will be held in Jaipur on December 18.The auction will be a one-day affair and there is also a change in venue with the event moving to the Jaipur from Bengaluru.At the player auction, 70 players — 50 Indians and 20 overseas — will be up grabs with eight teams left with a total purse of INR 145.25 crore.Ahead of the auction, teams announced their retentions last month, while releasing a few big names.There were quite a few surprises and a few obvious choices as the eight franchises confirmed the names of retained and released players for the 12th season of Indian Premier League. November 15 was the last date for the teams to submit the list of the retained players before the 2019 IPL auction.Steve Smith and David Warner were retained by Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively as both are set to return to cricketing normalcy. They missed out on the 11th edition of the cash-rich T20 league after their involvement in the ball-tampering scandal in March this year.Among the players released, names like Yuvraj Singh (KXIP) and Gautam Gambhir (DD) stick out. Rajasthan Royals decided to let go of Jaydev Unadkat after paying a whopping INR 11.5 crore for his services earlier this year. Wriddhiman Saha, Carlos Brathwaite, Mohammed Shami, Daniel Christian, Glenn Maxwell – have also been released and will go under the hammer next month.(With inputs from PTI)advertisementAlso Read | Full list of retained players and purse remaining for each teamAlso Read | Steve Smith and David Warner retained but Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir releasedAlso watch –last_img read more