Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Auction of players for with The IPL auction for 2010 has been concluded with many surprises as none of the World Champion Pakistani players were signed by any of the franchises. Actually the IPL has shortlisted 51 international including young Pakistan players. It seems that franchise owners have considered possible wrath from political outfit like Shiv Sena and MNS, who have threatened to disrupt the mega event if Pakistan players come to play. But the franchisers stated that they don’t want to take risk in this business by wasting lot of amount on them without being confirmed of their presence in India for IPL3 2010. It is to be noted that every franchise owner should have prize money of US $ 75,000 to buy a players from nine Test playing nations. West Indies batsman Kieron Pollard and New Zealand pacer Shane Bond were the highest paid players (USD750, 000) of this year.

Deccan Chargers purchased Roach for USD 720,000 after his performances in Australia. Delhi Daredevils bought South African fast bowler Wayne Parnell for USD 610,000. Chennai Super Kings ended up purchasing Sri Lanka all-rounder Perera (USD 50,000) as a replacement for Flintoff and Justin Kemp for USD 100,000. Kolkata Knight Riders went big in Shane Bond by Shahrukh Khan for record sum of USD 750,000. It is to be noted that Bond’s base price was USD100, 000. Kings XI Punjab purchased the lesser known players like West Indian batsmen Adrian Barath, South African bowler Yusuf Adbulla (USD20,000 ) and Indian Mohammad Kaif (USD250,000). Mumbai Indians bought Kieron Pollard for USD 750,000 who is expected as X-Factor. As usual Rajasthan Royals bought retired Damien Martyn (USD100,000) and fellow Aussie Adam Voges who are Shane Warne’s type of signings. England's Eoin Morgan was bought for USD 220,000 by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the auction.


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