Every year, the IPL player auction is a highly anticipated occasion. It's a big draw for players and fans from all around the globe to watch which club acquires which players and for how much. Players who have registered their names for the auction wait with bated breath as clubs engage in bidding wars for their services. Many people learn they've been purchased at auction from their coworkers, acquaintances, and loved ones. Everyone else, save for a small group of players retained and six players signed by the two new clubs, Lucknow and Ahmedabad, will return to the auction pool in the next IPL player auction.