The Indian Prem has lost some of its appeal in recent years, because of corruption fears being proven along with the emergence of the Big Bash in Australia and Caribbean Premier League.

Although Indian cricketers are prohibited from playing in any rival domestic T20 tournaments, their star names are well represented in the seventh edition of a cricketing purist's nightmare.

What will annoy supporters of the IPL is the absence of numerous crowd favourites. Popular players were available at February's auction before Sri Lanka lifted the World T20 in Bangladesh.

Click above or below to some of the massive names who won't be representing an Indian franchise from April to May!

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