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WPL 2024 auction: Full list of 165 players announced for Women’s Premier League auction

Mumbai: On Saturday, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that 165 players have registered for the Women's Premier League (WPL) auction to be held in Mumbai on December 9. The player auction list for the 2024 season of the Women's Premier League (WPL 2024) has been announced and the former West Indies allrounder Deandra Dotting.

By Priyanka Verma 
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Mumbai: On Saturday, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that 165 players have registered for the Women’s Premier League (WPL) auction to be held in Mumbai on December 9. The player auction list for the 2024 season of the Women’s Premier League (WPL 2024) has been announced and the former West Indies allrounder Deandra Dotting.

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Australia’s pacer Kim Garth have registered under the highest base price of INR 50 lakh.The auction list includes 104 Indians and 61 overseas players, 15 of whom are from associate nations. There are 30 slots available across the five teams, with nine reserved for international players.

60 players were retained across the five teams, including 21 overseas cricketers, while 29 players were released from their existing teams. While Garth has the experience of playing in marquee tournaments as he represented Gujarat Giants in the inaugural season, Dottin, however, was selected by the Giants but was unable to make a place in their team due to a major setback involving his fitness. Could not succeed. certificate.

165 players will be auctioned on the second season auction day on December 9. The 2023 WPL runners-up, Delhi Capitals, will enter the 2024 WPL auction with a purse of Rs 2.25 crore and hope to fill three spots. Gujarat Giants, who have dropped more than half of their players, have the biggest sum of Rs 5.95 crore among all the five teams to fill ten vacancies.

Notably, a maximum of 30 slots are available between five franchises i.e. Royal Challengers Bangalore, Gujarat Giants, UP Warriors, Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals. Dottin was bought by Gujarat Giants for Rs 60 lakh in the WPL 2023 auction, but was controversially withdrawn from the competition before the start of the season. He was replaced by Kim in the Gujarat squad, although the 27-year-old was one of 11 players released by the Gujarat franchise during the Australian off-season.

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Of the 30 vacancies available for players, only nine are for foreign players. Only four players, including Australian all-rounders Annabel Sutherland and Georgia Wareham, English wicketkeeper Amy Jones and veteran South African fast bowler Shabnim Ismail, have set the base price at Rs 40 lakh.

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