The franchises are all set to make a big splash in the upcoming IPL auctions. They have already released a number of players in order to beef up their balance and this could well see a lot of fight to pick a selected number of players who have shone in this format over the last year.
November 15th was announced as the last date for the teams to announce their list of retained and released players.
Another notable point was that the auctions would start at 3 pm rather than the usual 10 am slot. This decision has been taken in consultation with the official broadcaster of IPL- Star Sports, who have decided that the viewership will be high between 7 pm and 10 pm. Hence, the franchisees have been informed that the auctions would start at 3 pm and will be completed by 9:30 pm. Hence, the prime time slot would be guaranteed for the IPL Auctions.
the viewers enjoying full IPL auction as December 18 is scheduled to be the final day of the second Test between India and Australia.
fresh Indian Premier League Auction conducted for the coming season of IPL 2019 and it will most probably get organised on 18th December 2019 at Jaipur it will be a one day affair.
This should also be noted that there are few reasons because of which the time slot is been shifted.
Reason No.1 – 18th December is also the final day of the India vs Australia Test Match so as both the mega events should not clash with each other this can be considered as reason no.1.
Reason No.2 – To increase the viewership of the IPL auction as 3 to 9 is the prime time.
The Auction will be hosted by the hotstar it means you can watch the auction live on hotstar and it will be held on Jaipur this option will be named as a mini option as it will only of one day.
800 uncapped players, including 746 Indians and 232 overseas players have thrown their hat in the ring.
More than a thousand players are ready to go under the hammer after registering themselves for the upcoming mini-auction of the 12th edition of Indian Premier League on December 18 in Jaipur.
A total of 1003 players will battle it out for the 70 spots available in the eight IPL franchises. 800 uncapped players, including 746 Indians and 232 overseas players have thrown their hat in the ring. Cricketers from Northeastern states, Uttarakhand and Bihar will also be in the mix.
The foreign contingent includes 59 from South Africa, 35 Australians, 27 from Afghanistan and one each from Ireland, USA, Hong Kong, and USA in the initial list. The final list will be published in a week.
Another notable development will be the absence of auctioneer Richard Madley, who became a regular feature during the IPL auctions over the years.
Hugh Edmeades, described as an independent fine art, classic car and charity auctioneer, will be the new gavel master.
There is a deadline given in 15th of Nov ,2018 by when each franchise have to submit their list of players . Before that they can trade their players .