Indian T20 League is an event that can make people rich. Every year, the lives of several people change while playing in the ITL. In 2020, Chris Morris earned a whopping 16.25 crores, becoming the most expensive player in the history of the league. Indian T20 League Auctioneer Hugh Edmeades believes this year, the 20 crore barrier can be broken.
â€œWith each franchise being given an increased purse of Rs 90 crore, it is likely that individual prices will also increase. I donâ€™t have a specific figure in mind, but I would be surprised if the Rs 20 crore barrier is not broken this year,â€ said Edmeades in a chat with InsideSport.
Hugh Edmeades further said that he has conducted several auctions in his four-decade career but not a single auction could last 12 hours. However, he said he is not at all unfazed by long auctions as he tries to divide the sessions into bite size pieces.
â€œDuring my 38 years as an auctioneer, I have taken plenty of two-day auctions, but admittedly, none lasting a potential 12+ hours. However, I am not at all fazed by the prospect of being on my feet for up to six hours each day. Mentally and physically, I will be splitting the sessions into â€œbite-size piecesâ€ and taking the opportunities to regroup during the breaks in the auction,â€ concluded Hugh Edmeades.
The auction is just hours away and many fortunes will change by the end of Day 1.Â
Here are the details for the mega auction:
Date: February 12 and 13
Time: 11 AM IST onwards
Live Telecast: Star Sports Network
Live streaming details: Disney + HotStar
Chennai: Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Ruturaj
Mumbai: Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard
Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Siraj
Hyderabad: Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Umran Malik
Rajasthan: Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal
Kolkata: Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine
Delhi: Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje
Punjab: Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh
Gujarat: Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan, Shubman Gill
Lucknow: KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis, Ravi Bishnoi