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IPL 2023

IPL auction 2023: All you need to know – Format, rules, players list, sets and telecast details

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by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

The IPL auction 2023 will be held on December 23, 2022 in Kochi — here’s all you need to know about the mini-auction, including rules, live streaming details, purse left for each franchise and the full list of players who have registered.

When does the IPL 2022 auction take place?

The auction for the 16th edition of the tournament will be held on December 23, 2022 in Kochi. It will be a one-day affair.

When and where can I watch the IPL 2023 auction?

The auction will begin at 2.30 IST, and can be watched on the Star Sports Network in India on television. Live streaming will also be available on the JioCinema mobile app, part of Viacom18 which has digital rights for IPL 2023.


How many players will be auctioned?

A total of 405 cricketers will be auctioned, having been shortlisted from an initial list of 991 players.

The full list of players, along with their base prices and sets, can be found here.

How many players can a team buy?

Each IPL squad can have a maximum of 25 members and a minimum of 18. Within that number, there can be eight overseas players in each squad.

Who are the retained players and what’s the remaining purse for the teams?

The ten teams retained a total of 163 players including 50 overseas cricketers. Delhi Capitals retained the most players at 20, they have five available slots left including two overseas. Sunrisers Hyderabad have 13 slots remaining after they retained just 12 players, those they released included their IPL 2022 captain Kane Williamson.

Last season’s winners, Gujarat Titans retained 18 of their players. They have seven slots left including three overseas. A full list of those retained can be found here.

IPL 2023, team budget: Remaining purse and the players retained can be checked here.

IPL 2022: Auction rules and format

A total of 87 slots, including 30 overseas positions, are going to be filled.

Unlike last year’s mega-event, each squad has retained the majority of their players this year. That means there are less slots for those that will go into the auction to fill. Each franchise must spend a minimum of three quarters of their total purse which is set at 95 crores – five more than last year.

There will be no Right to Match card available to teams this year. The card has previously allowed franchisees an opportunity to buy back a player they were unable to retain ahead of the auctions by matching the price of the highest bidder in the auction.

Each player has set themselves at a base price which they cannot be sold for less than. Each team will then bid for them until all the squads are filled.

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