English cricketer Eoin Morgan has just announced via Twitter that he has withdrawn from the IPL auctions.
Morgan had played for the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise before this year’s re-shuffling, in which he was not retained by the Kolkata team. He was set to be a major hit in the auctions for his overall batting prowess as well as his ability to finish off games.
With Kevin Pietersen sacked from the English Cricket, Morgan might be the one to replace him in the Test side for the series against Sri Lanka. Although no official statement as to why he has pulled out of the mega event has been made, his possible inclusion in the Test side is one of the reasons.
Morgan had a base price of Rs. 1.5 crores for the upcoming auctions.
I would like to thank @IPL for accepting my request to withdraw from this years auction. Good luck with the tournament.
— Eoin Morgan (@Eoin16) February 10, 2014