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IPL: Punjab Kings buys ‘wrong player’ during auction, auctioneer denies reversal

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IPL: Punjab Kings buys ‘wrong player’ during auction, auctioneer denies reversal
IPL: Punjab Kings buys ‘wrong player’ during auction, auctioneer denies reversal

The Indian Premier League (IPL) public sale on Tuesday (December 19, 2023) witnessed a weird second when Punjab Kings purchased a ‘improper participant’ and couldn’t repair the large gaffe.

Upon realizing the error dedicated, Punjab Kings introduced the matter to the eye of auctioneer Mallika Sagar.

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Punjab Kings mistakenly purchased Shashank Singh during IPL public sale. Photo Courtesy: Punjab Kings Instagram web page 

However, the franchise was knowledgeable that the bid was already full and couldn’t be reversed.

The participant who’s in the midst of the row is Shashank Singh.

The cricketer absolutely received’t be in a joyful temper after realising that the franchise that efficiently bid for him didn’t even need his service.

The incident occurred during a heated auctioning occasion the place the Punjab workforce was desperately attempting so as to add some uncapped India cricketers to the squad.

They clinched Ashutosh Sharma and Vishwanath Pratap Singh on the base worth of Rs. 20 lakh (USD 24,053).

Then the second of shock occurred when Shashank Singh’s identify was introduced up by the auctioneer.

After dialogue, co-owner Preity Zinta raised the paddle and with no different franchise choosing him, the bid ended with the cricketer being offered to the Punjab franchise.

The auctioneer quickly moved to the subsequent cricketer Tanay Thyagrajan and shortly Punjab realised the error and introduced the eye of Mallika Sagar on the matter.

“It was a improper identify? You don’t need the participant?” Mallika requested Punjab as was quoted as saying by NDTV.

She mentioned: “We are speaking about Shashank Singh. But the hammer has come down. Player No. 236 and 237 each went to you.”

Despite the Punjabi franchise elevating displeasure, the auctioneer remained agency and Shashank Singh joined his first franchise for IPL 2024.

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