IPL auction – main information about the auction and the highest contract prices

Every year in IPL season take part 8 teams and each of them plays 14 games (with every competitor, one domestic and one away match). According to the IPL rules, one day can be played only one-two matches. That’s the main reason why the organizers skillfully draw up a schedule for the TV broadcasts trying to split all the matches by time slots. After the first matches will be played the best teams continue competing for the main trophy in the playoff. Also, there are will be four more teams that start playing in the semi-finals (double-elimination format).

As you can see the IPL rules are a bit similar to the E-sport but there are lots of differences. So to start betting on cricket you need to learn all the differences and IPL rules for the current season. Remember that the rules can be changed that’s why it’s important to find and read all the last updates. Also, remember that in IPL there is a special auction for the new players’ buying. According to that rules, each team can protect up to 3 players from last year’s roster. But all the rest budget will be spent on the IPL auction. It’s interesting but in cricket, all the players will put themselves up for auction and choose the basic price. The contract will be signed with the club that can offer the best price.

Here is some more useful information about the auctions in the IPL:

  • every year auction starts with the most strong and expensive players;
  • here the “high-class player” is the same as the “the most expensive player”;
  • max number of the players that one club can take is from 16 up to 27;
  • the max number of the foreign players is 9 in one team!

The last draft of the talents was finished in February 2021. The highest price there was more than $2.2 million. And that price was paid for Chris Morris (South African all round).

IPL auction - main information about the auction and the highest contract prices

More interesting information about the IPL auctions

With every new auction, the prices are becoming higher. Now the biggest price that was paid for the athlete during the IPL auction is the $24 million that was paid for Virat Kohli who’s still the best cricket player in the world. This year many talented there at the auction and they all signed the contract for good money. The whole number of the players who were sold this year is 204 and the amount of money that was spent on it is about INR 5,51,70,00,000. This year for the auction organization was chosen Bengaluru and the event lasted 2 days. There is a new record in this auction also – Deepak Chahar become the most expensive pace bowler to be ever bought for the Indian Premier League.

A bit less but still a really good amount of money was spent on the contracts with Shreyas Iyer, Liam Livingstone, Wanindu Hasaranga and Nicholas Pooran. Sure that’s not all the contract that was signed during the auction but these are the most expensive for sure. You can find more information about all the players who’ve been on this IPL auction and their contracts via the official league website. Check that information during the forecast preparation to understand the current situation in every team.

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