One player each from Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands and USA have also registered for the auctions. Among foreign countries, South Africa have the maximum number of entrants (59), followed by Australia (35) and Windies (33). Afghanistan has seen a massive boost, with 27 players registering for the auction.
Sri Lanka (28), New Zealand (17), England (14), Bangladesh (10) and Zimbabwe (5) are the other countries that have seen registrations.
For the first time in 12 seasons, Richard Madley won't be the auctioneer. In Hugh Edmeades, an independent fine art, classic car and charity auctioneer - IPL will have a new gavel master.
Franchises have been given time till 5:00 PM IST on December 10 to send in their shortlist of players.