Mumbai: The 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) players’ auction will be held on February 20 in Bengaluru.
The franchises will go into the auction with a maximum purse of Rs.143.33 crore purse for the 2017 season. The eight teams can have a maximum of 27 players including nine overseas cricketers. A maximum of 76 players, including 28 overseas, can be bought at the auction.
So far, more than 750 players have registered for the auction for which the deadline for player registration ends on February 3. Interestingly, the first IPL players’ auction in 2008 was also held on February 20.
The auction will be followed by a day long franchise workshop on February 21. Sunrisers Hyderabad are the defending champions of the cash-rich Twenty20 tournament.