Saturday, January 8, 2011

IPL auction: Players under hammer

The auction for Season 4 of Indian Premier League (IPL 2011) began in Bangalore on Saturday. A total of 350 will go under the hammer, down from 416 after the initial list was pruned.

Following is the list of players with their reserved tiers.

First Tier ($400,000): Daniel Vettori, Brendon McCullum, Ross Taylor, Adam Gilchrist, Brett Lee, Shaun Marsh, James Anderson, Kevin Pietersen, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Luke Wright, Michael Yardy, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble, Yuvraj Singh, Graeme Smith, AB de Villiers, Mahela Jayawardene, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Brian Lara, Chris Gayle.

Second Tier ($300,000): Jacques Kallis, Muttiah Muralitharan, Zaheer Khan, Yusuf Pathan, Shaun Tait, Andrew Symonds, Angelo Mathews and Kumar Sangakkara.

Third Tier ($200,000): Sourav Ganguly, Gautam Gambhir, Shakib Al Hasan, Michael Hussey, Doug Bollinger, Dirk Nannes, Eoin Morgan, Robin Uthappa, Sanath Jayasuriya and David Hussey.

The full list of players going under hammer:
Player/Country/Reserve price (in dollars)

Adam Gilchrist (Australia) --$400000 (Sold to Kings IX for $900,000)

Brett Lee (Australia) --$400000

Shaun Marsh (Australia) $400000

James Anderson (England) --$400000

Kevin Pietersen (England) --$400000 (Sold to Deccan Chargers for $ $650, 000)

Stuart Broad (England) --$400000

Graeme Swann (England) --$400000

Luke Wright (England) --$400000

Michael Yardy (England) --$400000

Rahul Dravid (India) --$400000 (Sold $500, 000)

Anil Kumble (pulled out) (India) --$400000

Yuvraj Singh (India) --$400000 (Sold to Sahara Pune Warriors for $1.8mn)

Daniel Vettori (New Zealand) --$400000 (Sold to RCB for $550, 000)

Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) --$400000 (Sold to Kochi for $475, 000)

Ross Taylor (New Zealand) --$400000 (Sold to Rajasthan Royals for $1mn)

... contd.


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