We are just about three months away from the start of the much awaited cricket extravaganza, the tenth season of the Indian Premier League, but the buzz among the fans have started as the auction is all set to be held on February 4.
The 2017 VIVO IPL auction is round the corner and the franchises would have figured out on what their team needs ahead of the 2017 IPL. A total of 140 cricketers including 44 overseas players have been retained by the franchises for 2017 season. As many as 76 cricketers can be picked by all the eight teams in the auction that has more than 300 players going under the hammer. This auction is the important part of the world’s most popular T20 league as with the help of this, franchises want to get the best players into their squad.
Ahead of this auction, many franchises, including Mumbai Indians, Pune Supergiants among others, have released their big star players from their squad.
Important Players Released
Kevin Pieterson (Rising Pune Supergiants)
Corey Anderson ( Mumbai Indians)
Imran Tahir (Delhi Daredevils)
Chrius Jordan (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
Morne Morkel (Gujarat Lions)
Eoin Morgan (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
IPL auction 2017 venue: ITC Gardenia, Bengaluru
IPL auction 2017 time: 9 AM IST
IPL auction 2017 telecast: Sony Six