Sreesanth hoped to make a return to the league after a seven-year suspension. He was suspended for his alleged position within the spot-fixing controversy.
The Kerala pacer had registered for the IPL auction with a base value of Rs 75 lakh, after making a comeback to home cricket within the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
In the meantime, batting legend Sachin Tendulkar’s son, Arjun, has been shortlisted with a base value of Rs 20 Lakh. Australian cricketer Marnus Labuschagne and Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara have additionally been shortlisted with a base value of Rs 1 crore and 50 lakh respectively.
The IPL 2021 Participant Public sale record was introduced on Thursday, with a complete of 292 cricketers set to go underneath the hammer in Chennai on February 18.
The league, in a media advisory, mentioned 1,114 cricketers had initially registered for the public sale and the ultimate record was pruned after the eight franchises submitted their shortlist of gamers.
Rs 2 crore is the best reserve value and two Indian gamers – Harbhajan Singh and Kedar Jadhav – and eight abroad gamers – Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Shakib Al Hasan, Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Liam Plunkett, Jason Roy, and Mark Wooden have chosen to be slotted within the highest bracket.
As many as 12 gamers are within the public sale record with a base value of Rs 1.5 crore. Hanuma Vihari and Umesh Yadav are the 2 Indian gamers within the record of 11 cricketers with a base value of Rs 1 crore.
A complete of 164 Indian gamers, 125 abroad gamers, and three gamers from Affiliate Nations can be up for grabs within the public sale to be held in Chennai.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have the best variety of out there slots (13), adopted by Kings XI Punjab (9), Rajasthan Royals (8) and Kolkata Knight Riders (8). Sunrisers Hyderabad (3) have the least quantity of obtainable spots.