More than 1000 players registered for IPL auction

More than 1000 cricketers have registered for the 2019 IPL player auction, according to the tournament’s official website on Wednesday.

The IPL Player Registration closed on Tuesday with 1003 players, including 232 overseas cricketers signing up for the T20 tournament.

The 2019 IPL player auction is set to take place on 18 December.

Aiming to fill up the available 70 spots are 200 capped players, 800 uncapped and three players from Associate Nations. Of the 800 uncapped, 746 are Indians.

Franchises will now have time until 10 December to submit their shortlist of players that will make up the final IPL 2019 player auction list.

The 12th edition of the IPL is set to start in March next year after being moved earlier due to the country’s general elections.

The country-wise breakdown of 232 overseas players is as below:

Afghanistan – 27

Australia – 35

Bangladesh – 10

England – 14

Hong Kong – 1

Ireland – 1

Netherlands – 1

New Zealand – 17

South Africa59

Sri Lanka – 28

USA – 1

West Indies – 33

Zimbabwe – 5