IPL 2022 Auction: Why Eight U-19 WC 2022 winning players may not be allowed into IPL auction?

Some Indian players of under-19 world cup winning team have to wait for some more time to get their name registered in IPL auction, as they lack the registration criteria set by the Indian Cricket Board to be eligible for the auction pool. Only those U-19 players are allowed to register for auction pool who have played at least one first-class match or List-A match. If the players don`t have any domestic circuit experience them they must turn 19 before the auction begin to be eligible

The eligibility rule will affect the following players: wicketkeeper Dinesh Bana, India under-19 vice-captain, batsman Shaik Rasheed, left-arm pacer Ravi Kumar, all-rounder Ravi Kumar, all-rounder Nishant Sandhu and all-rounder Sidharth Yadav, opener Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Manav Parakh, and Garv Sangwan.

The BCCI hasn`t made any final call on the issue, but many board members feels that an exception can be made as hardly any cricket was played in the past two years due to the pandemic.

If the players wanted to be eligible for the IPL 2022 mega auction registration then they should make their first class debut from their respective states in Ranji Trophy which will start on February 17, and the IPL auction is scheduled for 12-13 February.

There are total 590 player in the 2022 IPL mega auction which includes 228 capped players, 355 uncapped players with 7 players from associate nations.

“It`s unfortunate that these boys weren`t able to play List-A tournaments as Under-19 and List-A games were played simultaneously. One season there was no cricket at all due to the pandemic. I feel BCCI should consider this as a special case and the players should not lose out because of this (stipulation). The team has done really well and they should not be deprived of the opportunity.” Said Ratnakar Shetty, BCCI administrator

Jay Shah, BCCI secretary had congratulated the India under-19 team after winning the Under-19 World Cup. Yash Dhull became the fifth Indian captain to win Under-19 World Cup.

“India is the most successful side in the history of under-19 World Cups and fifth title is testament to the robust system and structure we have in place for our age-group cricketers. The Board takes age-group cricket very seriously and works closely to ensure we remain to fluid with our approach to suit the demands of the team amidst the pandemic.”

Now it`s all up to the Board that whether they will allow these young lads to register themselves for the IPL 2022 mega auction