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IPL 2024 Auction: These Star Players Withdraw Their Names In Eleventh Hour

As the countdown to the auction narrows, these unexpected withdrawals inject an element of unpredictability into the proceedings.

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Dec 19, 2023 07:59 IST
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IPL 2024 Auction
IPL 2024 Auction

The IPL 2024 auction, a much-anticipated event in the cricketing calendar, is poised to unfold in Dubai with 333 players, including a substantial count of 215 uncapped talents. Scheduled to commence at 1 pm, this auction promises a dynamic display of cricketing prowess and strategic bidding. However, in the eleventh hour, significant developments have reshaped the landscape.

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IPL 2024 – Three Players Withdrew Their Names

One of the eye-catching withdrawals comes from England’s cricketing ranks, with star leg-spin all-rounder Rehan Ahmed deciding to opt out. The surprise move raises eyebrows, especially considering the availability of other key English players like Harry Brook, Phil Salt, Chris Woakes, and Adil Rashid. The intrigue deepens as it is revealed that Rehan’s withdrawal is not due to national commitments but rather a preference by the England Board to safeguard the young player’s well-being. With a T20 series against Pakistan and a subsequent India tour for a series of 5 test matches on the horizon, the Board is cautious about keeping Rehan away from home for an extended period.

Two From Bangladesh

Adding to the roster of absentees are two notable names from Bangladesh – Taskin Ahmed and Shauriful Islam. These star fast bowlers have pulled out of the IPL auction due to their commitment to the national team’s upcoming series against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe at home during March and April. The clash in schedules means they won’t be able to participate in the IPL, shifting team dynamics and strategies for potential bidders.

As the countdown to the auction narrows, these unexpected withdrawals inject an element of unpredictability into the proceedings. The absence of Rehan Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, and Shauriful Islam alters the mix of players available for bidding, setting the stage for an intriguing IPL 2024 auction, where adaptability and strategic maneuvering will be key for franchises aiming to secure a formidable squad.

First published on: Dec 19, 2023 07:58 AM IST

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