The countdown is on to the start of the latest Indian Premier League auction.
The biggest names in world cricket will go under the hammer on 12 and 13 February 2014, at the 2014 Pepsi IPL Player Auction, to be held at the ITC Gardenia, Bengaluru.
All-time greats like Jacques Kallis, Mahela Jayawardene, Virender Sehwag, Kevin Pietersen and Yuvraj Singh will be in fray as will young talents like Quinton de Kock and Corey Anderson.
This will be the first time that uncapped Indian players will be part of the auction.
The 514-strong list features 219 capped players (169 Indians and 50 overseas players) and 292 uncapped players (255 Indians and 37 overseas players). There are also three players from Associate nations, namely Niall and Kevin O’Brien from Ireland and Ryan Ten Doeschate from Netherlands.
The proceedings will commence at 9:30 am, on Wednesday, 12 February 2014. They will be conducted by Richard Madley, who has been conducting the IPL Player Auctions since the inaugural season, 2008.
It will be the first IPL Auction where the bidding will be done in Rupees (INR).