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IPL auction to held in Jaipur on December 18

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The auction ahead of the 2019 will be held in on December 18, the BCCI announced on Monday.

The auction will be a one-day affair and there is also a change in venue with the event moving to the Pink City from Bengaluru.

Only 70 players -- 50 Indians and 20 overseas -- will be up grabs with eight teams left with a total purse of Rs 145.25 crore.

Ahead of the auction, teams announced their retentions last month, while releasing a few big names.

was released by KXIP while Delhi Daredevils let go of

Rajasthan Royals released Jaydev Unadkat after paying a whopping Rs 11.5 crore for his services at the auction held ahead of the 2018 edition.

Sunrisers dumped injured Wriddhiman Saha along with

Mumbai Indians released some top international stars like JP Duminy and fast duo of and of

The 2019 edition may be held outside India, partially or completely, if it clashes with the

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 19:50 IST