IPL mega Auction is all set to hit on floors. There has been much gas in the air about who is going to get what? Whether the previous records of bidding for players will be broken or scenario would be in colder baskets?
Out of 1214 players who registered for the auction almost 590 have made into the final list for being bidded. Many veterans and many new players are included in the list.
Of celebrity capacity Manoj Tiwari, current sports and youth Minister in West Bengal government has been shortlisted in the final list.
Manoj Tiwary has been named in the final list. Tiwary, who hasn’t found takers since the 2018 edition of the IPL was also named in the Ranji Trophy squad for Bengal, recently.
Tiwary, who is listed at the base price of INR 50 Lakh, has played 98 matches in the IPL scoring 1695 runs featuring for four franchises including the then Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rising Pune Supergiant and the then Punjab Kings.
Not just Tiwary, a couple of more veteran Indian players have been shortlisted as well. Former India pacer S Sreesanth, who made a return to competitive cricket last year after serving his 7-year ban for allegedly being involved in spot-fixing in the IPL during the 2013 season playing for the Rajasthan Royals has made the list at INR 50 Lakh.
The 38-year old featured in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in the 2021 season and had registered for the mini-auction in 2021 but didn’t find any takers. However, he didn’t play in the recent domestic season, which might affect his chances of getting picked up at the auction.
Cheteshwar Pujara, who got a maiden call on by the Chennai IPL Team last year, despite being played a single game has been named in the final list with a base price of 50 Lakh, as a batter and spinner.
The Eldest player to be included in the final list of IPL Mega Auction is Imran Tahir, 42 and youngest player is an Afghanistan born, Noor Ahmed, who is a U-19 star.
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