The Indian Premier League (IPL) auction will witness the new gavel master this time as Richard Madley is set to miss the event.
World Cup-bound English players have been requested to return home by April 25, while South Africa players are expected to join a preparatory camp by May 10, and Sri Lankans by May 6.
While the newest addition are players from the Northeastern states, Uttarakhand and Bihar, there will also be 232 overseas players, who have thrown their hat in the ring.
One player each from Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands and U.S. have also registered for the auctions.
A total of 1003 players have registered themselves for the 70 spots available in the eight IPL franchises. Yuvraj Singh, Mohammed Shami and Axar Patel, all at a base price of INR 1 crore (USD 138,000 approx).
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On the flip side, maybe the "international" of the purported Men in Black International title isn't genuinely part of its name. Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible - Fallout) has also joined the cast, which includes Kumail Najiani and Rafe Spall , F.
The foreign contingent includes 59 from South Africa, 35 Australians, 27 from Afghanistan and one each from Ireland, USA, Hong Kong, and USA in the initial list.
Fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat, who was released by Rajasthan Royals, has listed himself for Rs 1.5 crore, the maximum base price for an Indian.
In the Rs 2 crore bracket list, there are no Indians and the list is populated by veterans of the game as well as find of the India-England Test series, Sam Curran. He has 30 years of experience in the field and is a renowned charity auctioneer but no wonder Madley will be missed who did the job for the last 11 years of the tournament.
The IPL player auction takes place on 18 December, and teams have been given up to eight days prior to submit their shortlists.