WPL 2023 - Auction rules and informations

Auction Rules & Info

  • 409 players will go under the hammer (pruned from 1525 player registrations). Out of the 409 players, 246 are Indians and the rest 163 are overseas. 199 players are uncapped and 8 are from associate nations.

- A maximum of 90 slots are available to be filled, with 30 of those belonging to overseas players.

- Each team has a purse of INR 12 crores to spend. They must spend a minimum of INR 9 crores at the auction table.

- Each squad must have a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 18 members. Each team can also have a maximum of six overseas players in their roster.

- The players at the auction will be presented in sets on the basis of specialism - marquee players, batters, allrounders, wicketkeepers, fast bowlers, spin bowlers and emerging players.

- The players in the auction register have five different slabs of base prices - INR 50 lakh, INR 40 lakh, INR 30 lakh, INR 20 lakh and INR 10 lakh

- Among the 24 players in the highest slab of base price (INR 50 lakh) include Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Shafali Verma, Ellyse Perry, Sophie Ecclestone, Sophie Devine and Deandra Dottin

The bidding increments will be as follows:

  • bids up to INR 1 crore: increments of INR 5 lakh

  • bids from INR 1 crore to INR 2 crore: increments of INR 10 lakh

  • bids from INR 2 crore to INR 3 crore: increments of INR 20 lakh

  • bids from INR 3 crore: increments at the auctioneer’s discretion, but not less than INR 20 lakh

(source: Cricbuzz)

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