The process of players going up for auction typically refers to the auction that takes place during the player selection process in certain team sports, such as cricket or football. The specific details of the auction process can vary depending on the sport and the league, but here is a general overview of how it works in cricket:
- Player Registration: Before the auction, players who are interested in playing in the league must register themselves with the league. This includes providing their playing statistics and any other relevant information.
- Player List Creation: Once the registration period is over, the league organizers will create a list of all registered players who are eligible to participate in the auction.
- Salary Cap Determination: The league organizers will also set a salary cap for each team, which is the maximum amount of money they can spend on players during the auction.
- Auction Process: The auction process itself usually takes place over a few days and involves representatives from each team bidding on players they want to acquire. The bidding process typically starts with a base price for each player, which is determined based on their skills, experience, and performance history. Teams can then bid on the player, with each subsequent bid needing to be higher than the previous one.
- Player Selection: Once the auction is complete, each team will have a roster of players who they have successfully acquired through the auction. These players will then compete as part of their respective teams throughout the season.
It’s worth noting that not all sports use an auction process to select players. Some use a draft system, where teams take turns selecting players from a predetermined pool in a specific order.
How many players can a team buy in the IPL?
In the Indian Premier League (IPL), each team is allowed to have a maximum squad size of 25 players, which includes up to 8 overseas players. Out of the 25 players, a maximum of 20 players can be retained or acquired through the auction process, while the remaining 5 players can be signed as uncapped players from the domestic circuit. Each team can also have a maximum of 2 “replacement players” during the tournament in case of injury or unavailability of a player.
Who are the retained players?
The list of retained players in the Indian Premier League (IPL) varies from year to year and is determined by each team’s management. Ahead of each IPL season, teams are allowed to retain a maximum of 5 players from their previous squad, either through player retention or using the Right to Match (RTM) card during the player auction.
For the IPL Live Score 2023 season, & the list of retained players has not been announced yet as the auctions for the season are yet to be conducted. However, in the previous IPL 2022 season, each team was allowed to retain a maximum of 4 players, and the list of retained players for each team was as follows:
- Chennai Super Kings – MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Faf du Plessis
- Delhi Capitals – Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis
- Kolkata Knight Riders – Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine
- Mumbai Indians– Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya
- Punjab Kings – KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Mohammad Shami
- Rajasthan Royals – Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Chris Morris, Shivam Dube
- Royal Challengers Bangalore – Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Siraj
- Sunrisers Hyderabad – David Warner, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kane Williamson.