IPL Auction: 70 spots, 1003 players and a new auctioneer

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Only 70 slots are available to be filled, with 50 of those for Indians.

Australian ODI specialists Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch have opted out of the IPL season next year owing to a packed global schedule.

Among the Indians, Yuvraj Singh - after a dismal IPL 2018 - will enter the auction with a base price of Rs 1 crore.

According BCCI acting-secretary Amitabh Choudhary's statement, 771 Indian and 232 overseas players have enrolled themselves for the auction.

Barring the West Indies and New Zealand, all other countries have put restrictions on the players' availability for the 12th season of IPL.

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South Africa leads the way in terms of players registered, with no less than 59 hailing from these shores, including Proteas speedster Dale Steyn, who is perhaps the most high-profile player in the running. Bangladesh players and Ireland players have also been asked to head back home by April 15 and April 30, respectively.

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. Yuvraj Singh, Mohammed Shami and Axar Patel, all at a base price of INR 1 crore (USD 138,000 approx). Foreign players including Corey Anderson, Angelo Mathews, Lasith Malinga, Brendon McCullum, D'Arcy Short, Chris Woakes, Colin Ingram and Sam Curran entered Rs 2 crore.

Afghanistan, after gaining the Test status, received a huge gain having 27 cricketers registered for the auction. The list will be further trimmed down for the auction with franchises being given time till December 10 to submit their own list of players.

However, for the first time in the history of IPL, Richard Madley won't be the auctioneer.

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