Islamabad: Twenty-six Pakistani cricketers, including the teenage bowling sensation Mohammed Aamer and young middle order batsmen Umar Akmal, have registered their names for auction for the third edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL).
Total 97 cricketers have sent their names for the auction, which is scheduled to take place on January 19.
The list also includes four players from Associate countries -Rizwan Cheema and Khurram Chohan (Canada), Ryan ten Doeschate (Netherlands), Niall O"Brien (Ireland) as well as former Zimbabwe players Murray Goodwin and Ray Price, The Daily Times reports.
Electrifying West Indian fast bowler Kieron Pollard has also applied for the auction for the T20 extravaganza.
However, registering their names only does not guarantee the players that they would be included in the auction list.
After the registration, the IPL would now send the names of the 97 cricketers to the franchises who will then select those players they would like included in the auction.
In 2009, over 100 players registered for the auction out of which 50 went under the hammer to fill 17 available foreign slots.