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IPL 2020 Auction: 14-year-old Afghan Spinner Noor Ahmad Set to be Youngest Cricketer in History of IPL

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The Indian Premier League T20 cricket tournament, which began in 2008, is most watched in the world. Not only this the tournament had brought recognition to many talented cricketers in the country. Many foreign cricketers have also been recognized due to this tournament, the names of players have been shortlisted for 2020. Initially, 971 players had registered themselves out of which only 332 names have been short-listed.

While there are big players like Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch to Eoin Morgan among these players, there are also young players like Priyam Garg and Yashasvi Jaiswal. But in the meantime, there are two players who have made headlines for different reasons. Praveen Tambe is the first, he is the oldest player to go to the auction. The age of copper is 48 years, the second 14 years Afghan Ahmad Lakanwal.

According to Cricinfo, this Afghanistan spinner was born on 3 January 2005. Ahmed did well in Under-19 Asia Cup and Under-19 Series against India. Last year, former captain and national selector Rais Ahmadzai recognized his talent.

Noor Ahmed was called by the Rajasthan Royals for the trials and Ahmadzai felt that the IPL contract would greatly increase the young player’s confidence. Not only this, the IPL auction brings a lot of confidence and our team can also benefit greatly in the World Cup.

Noor Ahmad is now set to grab the eyeballs in the upcoming auction of the cash-rich league.With a mere ₹ 30 lakh as his base price, this minor cricketer can spark a bid was for a lucrative professional deal.