European Cricket Network will live broadcast the Icelandic Cricket Association player auction tomorrow, Saturday 9 January, at 1400 GMT.
The player auction will be live broadcast on our YouTube channel, hosted by ECN spearhead Vinny Sandhu aka “Mr Maximo.”
Tune into LIVE player auction on our YouTube channel Saturday from 1400 Local *1500 CET *1400 GMT *1930 IST.
A total of SIXTY TWO players are allocated in the auction - a record number for Icelandic cricket.
Four teams: Reykjavík, Kópavogur, Hafnarfjörður and newcomers Vesturbær will lead the bidding. Each team kicks off the auction already boasting two players, the captain and the owner, in their ranks. Predominately, players have been retained from 2020, but Reykjavík, in particular, have pulled off a major coup by luring star all-rounder Dushan Bandara from Kópavogur as captain.
Each player will have a base price of 2.000 krónur and a club’s purse will total 70.000 krónur to acquire a minimum of 14 players. Since this includes the captain and owner, who are automatically bought at base price, clubs must buy at least 12 more players with their remaining 66.000 krónur. Any unsold players will be assigned to the four clubs at a later date.
Retained players (8)
Reykjavík: Lakmal Bandara (owner) - Dushan Bandara (captain).
Kópavogur: Abhi Chauhan (owner) - David Cook (captain).
Hafnarfjörður: Mohammad Younas (owner) - Samuel Gill (captain).
Vesturbær: Kathir Narayanan (owner) - Sampath Nagarajan (captain).
Existing players available (32)
David Abew-Baidoo, Asim Ayoub, Lakshitha Bimsara, Olafur Briem, Leslie Dcunha, Derick Deonarain, Mahinda Dissanayake, Riaan Dreyer, Sebastiaan Dreyer, Chamley Fernando, Ramachandran Gujapan, Khan Gul, Javed Hussain, Bala Kamallakharan, Agha Khan, Javed Khan, Omar Safi Khan, Sadun Lankathilaka, Sulaman Nawaz, Kali Nazar, Lee Nelson, Junaid Raja, Ravi Rawat, Abdur Rehman, Jakob Robertson, Dries Roux, Sathiya Rupan, Max Sandaru, Jegadeesh Subramaniyam, Prabhath Weerasooriya, Nolan Williams, Fida Wur.
Uncapped players available (22)
Abhijit Butti, Anantha Krishnan, Arun Cheerankavil, Avik Ghosh, Ben Boorman, Dimitrios Tsikas, Kuldeep Jha, Lakmal Amaratunga, Mahendra Suthar, Mohit Kotian, Mustak Shaikh, Pradip De, Rajesh Paul, Ramji Navapara, Rishabh Mishra, Saruna Dumbris, Sreejith Jayabhavan, Sunil Tandra, Uthaya Rupan, Vikram Kadan, Vinoth Kalaiazhagan, Tariq Muhmood.