The mini auction of IPL 2023 will be held on 23 December in Kochi. All the franchises have submitted their retain and release list to BCCI on 15th November itself.
Lucknow Super Giants released Jason Holder and Evin Lewis and Manish Pandey. Manish Pandey has expressed his pain for the first time after being released from the team.
Manish Pandey, who will open for Lucknow Supergiants in IPL 2022, spoke to Sportskeeda. In an interview to Sportskeeda, Pandey said that there was no discussion between him and the franchise about this. He is not surprised by the decision of the franchise.
Said: “I got released to save money”
Manish Pandey further said, “I never got a call. I came to know about it the day the list of released players was released, there was no communication between the team and me. As a player, you have to be prepared because you are not playing a lot of games. I understand from LSG’s point of view they wanted to release me and save money for some other players.”
He played 6 matches for LSG
Pandey played six matches for the franchise, scoring only 88 runs at a strike-rate of 110. However, Tee did reach the play-offs with 9 wins in 14 matches. There Royal Challengers lost to Bangalore.
However, Lucknow has also released four overseas players. This includes wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock, star all-rounder Marcus Stoinis, Kyle Mayers and England fast bowler Mark Wood.