IPL 2012 December 15, 2011

IPL auction set for February 4

ESPNcricinfo staff

The player auction for the 2012 IPL will be held on February 4, the governing council has announced. The players from the Kochi Tuskers Kerala franchise, which was terminated earlier this year, will be part of the auction. The venue is yet to be announced.

The council had earlier confirmed that the squad sizes for each team have been increased from 30 to 33, with eleven foreign players per squad, up one from the previous limit of 10. However, the number of foreign players that can be part of the final XI will remain at four. The teams will have an additional salary cap of $2 million.

Should any of the Kochi players fail to attract the bid, their salaries will be covered by the IPL through the franchise's bank guarantee worth Rs 156 crores that has been encashed by the BCCI. Among the leading players that will be part of the auction are Muttiah Muralitharan, Brendon McCullum, Mahela Jayawardene and Ravindra Jadeja.

The governing council also decided that the first window for trading players will be between December 15 and January 20, with a shorter window after the auction. There is no financial cap on trading, though each franchise can add only a maximum of four players to their squad through trading.

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  • Naveen on January 6, 2012, 4:11 GMT

    Correct 2010 to 2012 in the below statement The player auction for the 2010 IPL will be held on February 4

  • Sakthi on December 17, 2011, 7:13 GMT

    @WICric101: WI will be fully affected as they host Aus 3 test and 5 0DI and then they go for England for 3 TEST 3 ODI. Aussies and brits miss first and last respectively. Also pakistan have a series but still they are not part of IPL yet. But still like to see Lala in IPL.

  • Dummy4 on December 16, 2011, 17:12 GMT

    ......Yes IPL is now getting BORE...BORE. ....but if our Pakistani player comes in to the game...that would be good for IPL,s life and helth....

  • Dummy4 on December 16, 2011, 12:31 GMT

    gud one weel said@dicky boy

  • Rohit on December 16, 2011, 12:16 GMT

    Many Pakistanis fan appear to be bitter that their players are not allowed in IPL. Well it is high time they got used to it, because as far as I can say, they may never be allowed in IPL. There is just too much hostility against the Pakistanis inside India, and there is no point in exposing Pakistani players to such an environment. Pakistanis have to understand that playing in IPL is not a fundamental right, and will always depend on the state of Indo-Pak relations. Pakistanis are free to boycott IPL, but then we in India will not lose any sleep over that. Our nation is a nation of 1.2 billion people, which guarantees huge IPL revenues, if the tournament is good. The contribution of external TV rights to those revenues is minimal.

  • Rohit on December 16, 2011, 12:09 GMT

    It is fabulous to be a Pakistani fan. No team visits their homeland, so they will never get defeated at home! And they keep defeating all the great teams away, like England in England, Aus in Aus, SA in SA... Never mind that such fabulous things happen only in the dreams of the Pakistani fans, but never mind.... I am referring to the wild claim of a Pakistani fan here who claimed that Pak team defeated England in England! Its a different story of course that it has not happened so far....

  • Oneil on December 16, 2011, 11:42 GMT

    I hope IPL doesnt clash with int'l tours/series of any test playing nation. Even though players would like to rep there home teams, the lure of big bucks of IPL is just too much for MOST of them.

  • DINESH on December 16, 2011, 11:36 GMT


  • Sakthi on December 16, 2011, 7:26 GMT

    @ Shokat Shah : When did you guys beat Eng in eng. Last series 3-1 England won. Beating NZ huh!!! during that period Bangladesh white washed NZ (4-0).

  • Bharath on December 16, 2011, 5:31 GMT

    I am bored of this IPL now. Too much of cricked is killing

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