Ten more players added to IPL auction register

The BCCI has added a total of 10 names to the auction register on the eve of the IPL 2022 mega auction, taking the number of players on the list to 600.

The players added are Aaron Hardie, Lance Morris, Nivethan Radhakrishnan, Agnivesh Ayachi, Hardik Tamore, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Mihir Hirwani, Monu Kumar, Rohan Rana, Sairaj Patil. While Hardie, Morris, and Radhakrishnan are from Australia, the rest are all from India.

Nitish Kumar Reddy among them is a U19 player who was sent as a replacement to the West Indies for the recently-concluded World Cup. Contrary to what was earlier reported quoting IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel, only the “eligible” U19 player(s) from the World Cup-winning squad have been considered.

The information about the 10 added players was first relayed to the IPL teams at the ritual auction-eve meeting on Friday night. The teams were not given names of the players but were just told that there will be 10 additions to the auction register.

This means that the likes of India U19 vice-captain Shaik Rasheed, wicketkeeper Dinesh Bana, Ravi Kumar, Nishant Sindhu, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Manav Parakh, Garv Sangwan, Siddharth Yadav, Aaradhya Yadav aren’t yet eligible to go under the hammer. Their ineligibility is down to the rules and regulations, which mandate that only those U19 players who have played at least one first-class match or List A game can enroll in the auction. And if they don’t have any experience in the domestic circuit, then they should have turned 19 before the auction takes place.

Meanwhile, the BCCI has also told the franchises that there have not been any eleventh-hour withdrawals, which means the size of the register stays at 600.