578 pooled out from the sea of the registered candidates for the IPL 2018, the most exciting upcoming tournament as per BCCI refines the list of the candidates for the auction of the franchise team for the 182 vacant places with 18 retained seats for the famous players by their franchises. Most of the retained players were in high demand by their franchiser but from the pool of 578 the refined list was shocking as it includes 23 overseas player out of 36 which was more than Indian numbers which are 13 with base price Rs. 2 Crore, it was not enough Indian player secured only 5 places out of 32 with the base price of Rs. 1.5 Crore and 9 places out of 31 places with base prices of Rs. 1 Crore.
Mr. Rajiv Shukla, Chairman, IPL said: “A lot of strategizing and number-crunching is involved before a cricketer is picked at the VIVO IPL Player Auction. The dynamic nature of the auction makes it unpredictable and exciting. The eight franchises have given us an indication of what their core would be with their Player Retentions and the VIVO IPL 2018 Player Auction will be an important step towards the creation of a successful team. The marquee list is full of star players, but I am also looking forward to the uncapped Indian players who have proved their mettle in the earlier editions of the VIVO IPL and are sure to attract high bids.”