The 352 players will be sorted into separate groups based on their role and split into pots. The auctioneer will announce the names of the players, and the teams will start bidding on them. Each cricketer will be bid based on their base price, and the bidding will continue till the auctioneer announces that the player is sold. A player will go unsold if no team bids for them. The auctioneer will give the franchises an option of listing the unsold players they are interested in and will start the bidding for those players for a second time with the base price of the player slashed to half of the original price. If the players remain unsold for the second time, they will be considered unsold in the auction.