Cricket Australia netting Babur Assam and Virat Kohli
The Big Bash League, led by Cricket Australia, is a franchise league that excites fans as much as the IPL.
Despite its numerous players, the BBL has not been able to attract as many international cricket fans as the IPL, despite being the franchise league of the mighty Australia.
But now Cricket Australia has decided to bring in players like Babur Assam, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma to the BBL and expand it, including broadcasting.
The Australian Cricket Board (BCB) is planning to bring players to the BBL by draft, offering higher salaries.
Tournaments, including the UAE T20 League, take place during the BBL. For this reason, it was not up to the BBL teams to bring in many superstars. The Cricket Australia Draft System has been developed as a solution to this problem.
Until now, BBL teams have been bringing in foreign players privately. But with the advent of the draft system, teams will be able to come together and bring two or three foreign players to the team, much like the auction in the IPL.
There are indications that the draft will take place in August.
Players must register themselves for the draft. Foreign players must register in one of four categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze.
Amount received for each category as per the reports coming out-
Platinum – A $ 3,40,000
Gold – 2,60,000 Australian dollars
Silver – 1,75,000 Australian dollars
Bronze – A $ 100,000
The picking order of the teams will be decided through the lottery system. The teams will be the first to select eight players in the Platinum category.
The team that finishes last in BBL 11 will be the first to be selected for the Platinum Player. Other teams can then select the Platinum Player. That means there will be one platinum player in each of the eight teams.
Teams can also select players in the Gold, Silver and Bronze categories in the same way.
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