IPL 2020 auction to be held on 19th December in Kolkata
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced that the auction for IPL 2020 will be held on 19th December, 2019, in Kolkata. ESPNcricinfo has reported that the auction will be held after the trading window closes on 14th November, and that the teams have been informed of this. The franchises are set to disband next year before the mega auction in 2021.
The sum of Rs 82 crore allotted for auctions for IPL 2019 has been increased to Rs 85 crore for IPL 2020. The teams will be eligible to use the money left unspent in last year’s auction, apart from the additional purse of Rs 3 crore.
Funds remaining for each team ahead of IPL 2020 auction
Royal Challengers Bangalore - Rs 1.80 crore
Chennai Super Kings - Rs 3.2 crore
Mumbai Indians - Rs 3.05 crore
Kings XI Punjab - Rs 3.7 crore
Sunrisers Hyderabad - Rs 5.30 crore
Kolkata Knight Riders - Rs 6.05 crore
Rajasthan Royals - Rs 7.15 crore
Delhi Capitals - Rs 8.2 crore
During the trading window, Delhi Capitals, led by Shreyas Iyer, have already bought Mayank Markande from Mumbai Indians and let go of West Indies all-rounder Sherfance Rutherford.
In last year's auction, Jaydev Unadkat was sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 8.40 crore while Sam Curran was sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 7.2 crore. The 2019 auctions had a record number of states represented in the auctions with players from Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Uttarakhand and Union Territory Puducherry present.
The IPL 2019 auctions also saw a number of domestic and international heavyweights going unsold. The prominent among them were: Manoj Tiwary, Cheteshwar Pujara, Adam Zampa, Alex Hales, Brendon McCullum, Martin Guptill, Chris Woakes, Usman Khawaja, Hazratullah Zazai, Reeza Hendricks, Shaun Marsh, Saurabh Tiwary, Hashim Amla, James Neesham, Angelo Mathews, Corey Anderson, Jason Holder, Luke Ronchi, Mushfiqur Rahim, Kusal Perera, Vinay Kumar, Dale Steyn, Kane Richardson, Abhimanyu Mithun, Morne Morkel, Joe Denly and Rilee Rossouw.