10 cricketers from J&K shortlisted for IPL auction, Abdul Salad and Umran Malik retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 4 crore each

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A noteworthy development in cricket from Jammu and Kashmir as 10 players from the region have been shortlisted for the upcoming IPL auction in Dubai on December 19. The main franchises have expressed interest in these players, providing them with a promising opportunity to participate in the IPL next year.

Among the 590 players shortlisted for the auction, the Jammu and Kashmir contingent includes Mujtaba Yousuf, Rasikh Salam, Parvez Rasool, Qamran Iqbal, Fazil Rashid, Henan Malik, Abid Mushtaq, Nasir Lone, Auqib Nabi, and Vivrant Sharma. This recognition is a significant achievement for these cricketers from the region.

Mujtaba had been a net bowler with Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore, and there is a fair chance that he may this time get a permanent place one of the teams

Rasikh Salam, before getting banned for age fudging, trained regularly at the Mumbai Indians academy.

Parvez Rasool, after getting unsold in the previous three auctions, has once again put his name for auction on the base price of Rs 50 lakh.

Abid Mushtaq, Auqib Nabi and Nasir Lone have all been called for trials by various franchisees.

Two J&K cricketers — Abdul Salad and Umran Malik — have been retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 4 crore each in the squad. (IANS)

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