IPL 2019 Player Auction to be Held in Jaipur on 18 December

Up to 70 slots remain to be filled across the eight franchises at the player auction ahead of IPL 2019.

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The IPL 2019 Player Auction will be held in Jaipur on Tuesday, 18 December.
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The player auctions ahead of the 2019 Indian Premier League will be held in Jaipur on 18 December, the BCCI has confirmed.

Weeks of speculation around the date and venue of the auction were ended through a BCCI release on Monday, 3 December.

The decision marks the first instance of an IPL auction not being held in Bengaluru since the first edition of the competition in 2007.

As many as 70 slots remain to be filled among the eight franchises, with the teams having combined room for 50 Indian players and 20 overseas picks, and a total purse of Rs 145.25 crore.

Ahead of the auction, teams announced their retentions last month, while releasing a few big names.

Yuvraj Singh was released by KXIP while Delhi Daredevils let go of Gautam Gambhir.

Rajasthan Royals released Jaydev Unadkat after paying a whopping Rs 11.5 crore for his services at the auction held ahead of the 2018 edition.

Sunrisers Hyderabad dumped injured Wriddhiman Saha along with West Indies T20 captain Carlos Brathwaite.

Mumbai Indians released some top international stars like JP Duminy and fast bowling duo of Pat Cummins and Mustafizur Rahman of Bangladesh.

The 2019 edition may be held outside India, partially or completely, if it clashes with the general elections.

(With inputs from PTI)

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