Saravana Kumar who made his T20 debut for Tamil Nadu in the 2021–22 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy was sold to Trichy Grand Cholas for INR 4.80 Lakh in the 2024 TNPL Auction.
Saravana Kumar Sold to Trichy Grand Cholas for INR 4.80 Lakh
TNPL 2024 Auction was hosted by the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) on February 7, 2024.
Saravana Kumar was born on August 26, 1989 and plays for the Tamil Nadu domestic cricket team. He made his first-class debut on 17 February 2022, for Tamil Nadu in the 2021–22 Ranji Trophy.
On 20 November 2021, in the semi-final match of the tournament against Hyderabad, Kumar took his first five-wicket haul in a T20 match, with Tamil Nadu winning by eight wickets to reach the final.
During the TNPL 2024 Auction, Trichy Grand Cholas roped Saravana Kumar for INR 4.80 Lakh. Saravana Kumar so far played 23 matches in TNPL and scored 126 runs and also bagged 29 wickets so far.
During the Auction, each franchise must build a squad comprising a minimum of 16 players and a maximum of 20 with an allocated budget of INR 70 lakh.
The eligible players from the TNPL 2024 Auction registered list will be grouped into 4 categories based on their career record. The base price will vary based on the category.
The categories of players and reserve price are
- Category A – International players who have represented the Senior Indian team – 3 Lakhs
- Category B – Rs. 2.00 Lakhs – Players who have played in the First Class matches conducted by BCCI (Multi-day/ OneDay/ T20 format)
- Category C – Rs. 1.00 Lakh – Players who have not played for Senior Domestic tournaments conducted by BCCI but have played more than 35 matches in TNPL
- Category D – Other Players – Rs. 0.50 Lakhs