The IPL auction is all set to begin at Kokata tomorrow. As 332 players will be put under the hammer and with only 73 slots to be filled, teams will be vying to fill the vacant slots and one can expect an intense bidding battle.This is the first time that an auction will be held at Kolkata.
While the franchises are allotted Rs 85 crore each, three crore more than what was offered last year, every franchise will have an additional purse of Rs 3 crore in addition to the balance in their kitties from the last auction.
Kings XI Punjab, as expected will have the highest balance of Rs 42.70 crore and Kokata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore follow with Rs 35.65 crore and Rs 27.90 crore available in their kitty respectively.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians and last year's runner up Chennai Super Kings have the least balance available with 13.05 crores and 14.06 crores available respectively.