Many Players of U19WC may not be enrolled in the IPL Auction

Few players from the Indian U19 team, who won the World Cup few days back, won’t be able to take part in the upcoming mega IPL auction. The reason being, the eligibility criteria.

The BCCI hasn’t taken any final call over this matter, but many members of the board presuming to make an exception in this, as there were barely any domestic matches played in 2 years due to this pandemic.

Reasons for U19 players not being enrolled in IPL Auction

Eight players in the India U19 World Cup-winning team have to wait for a much longer time to get them listed in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction pool as they don’t meet the eligibility being confided by the Indian Cricket Board.

Only those players of U19 who have played at least one first-class match or List-A game can get their name listed in the enrollment for IPL Auction. If he does not have any experience in domestic cricket, then according to the listed rules he must attain 19 years before the auction will take place.

Players being affected by this decision


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 Angkrish Raghuvanshi – (Batsman)

Matches: 6, Runs: 278, Highest Score: 144

Shaik Rasheed – (Batsman)

Matches: 4, Runs: 201, Highest Score: 94

Nishant Sindhu – (All-Rounder)

Matches: 5, Runs: 140, Highest Score: 50, Wickets: 6

Siddarth Yadav (All-Rounder)

Matches: 1, Runs: 6

Dinesh Bana –  (WicketKeeper-Batsman)

Matches: 6, Runs: 63, Highest Score: 22, Catches: 6, Stumppings: 2

Ravi Kumar – (Seamer)

Matches: 6, Wickets: 10

Garv Sangwan (Seamer)

Matches: 1, Wickets: 2

“It’s unfortunate that these boys weren’t able to play List-A tournaments as U-19 and List A games were played simultaneously. One season, there was no cricket at all due to the pandemic.” Veteran BCCI Administrator Ratnakar Shetty said.

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The Indian U19 team recently won the World Cup as they defeated England in the final match. The win made the Indian team, most successful in the tournament as they clinched the 5th World Cup trophy.

The IPL auctions are going to take place from 12th February. It will be interesting to see, what decision BCCI will make on this.

Also Read: “Finishing it of in Mahi Way Twitter Fans React To India U19 World Cup Victory, Compares Winning Shot With Dhoni 2011 World Cup Final”

Satish completed his Master's from St Xavier's College, Ranchi. He is best known for writing esports and basketball news articles. Apart from writing, he enjoys playing guitar.


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