Thursday, January 31, 2013

Clarke, Ponting top IPL sale list

The Australian duo will go under the hammer with highest reserve price of $400,000 (approx Rs.2 crore)for IPL sixth Season.

Clarke played for Pune Warriors India in IPL 2012 after they bought him on 1-year contract outside of the auction. Ponting was part of the inaugural IPL season, in 2008, playing for Kolkata Knight Riders. He was released by the franchise in 2010.

Along with the 2 Australians, South African all-rounder Johan Botha ($300,000) and Indian medium pace bowler RP Singh ($100,000) form the list of 4marquee players. West Indies World Twenty20 2012 winning captain Darren Sammy will feature in the player auction for the 1st time with a reserve price of $100,000.

The list of 101 players feature 7 Indians, including Mumbai Ranji Trophy winning all-rounder Abhishek Nayar ($100,000), who has been released by Kings XI Punjab. Nayar Mumbai team-mate Wasim Jaffer, who scored 1 century in the Ranji Trophy final, is also on the list at a reserve price of $50,000.

Pace bowler Sudeep Tyagi, Jaydev Unadkat, Pankaj Singh and Manpreet Gony are the remaining Indians to go under the hammer. On the list that is subjugated by the South Africans, Sri Lankans and the Australians, Ireland's all-rounder Kevin O'Brien is the lone representative of the associate countries.

IPL auction list for sixth Seasons

Australia Cricket Team captain Michael Clarke and former player Ricky Ponting attracted the highest base price in the list of 101 players that feature in the 2013 Indian Premier League 6th Season player auction to be held here Sunday. The IPL Player Actions list Follow.

S. No First Name Country Type Previous IPL Team(s) Base Price (USD, 000)
1 Johan Botha SA All-rounder RR 300
2 Michael Clarke AUS Batsman PWI 400
3 Ricky Ponting AUS Batsman KKR 400
4 RP Singh IND Bowler DC / KTK /  MI 100
5 Darren Bravo WI Batsman DC 100
6 Aaron Finch AUS Batsman RR / DD 200
7 Hershelle Gibbs SA Batsman DC / MI 200
8 Martin Guptill NZ Batsman   100
9 Philip Hughes AUS Batsman   100
10 Luke Pomersbach AUS Batsman KXIP / RCB 50
11 Upul Tharanga SL Batsman   100
12 Adam Voges AUS Batsman RR 100
13 Dinesh Chandimal SL Wk/Batsman RR 100
14 Quinton De Kock SA WK/Batsman   20
15 Prasanna Jayawardene SL Wk/Batsman   50
16 Kusal Perera SL Wk/Batsman   20
17 Matt Prior ENG Wk/Batsman   200
18 Denesh Ramdin WI Wk/Batsman   50
19 Kaushal Silva SL Wk/Batsman   20
20 Dane Vilas SA Wk/Batsman   20
21 Matthew Wade AUS Wk/Batsman DD 200
22 Ravi Bopara ENG All-rounder  KXIP 100
23 Daniel Christian AUS All-rounder DC 100
24 James Faulkner AUS All-rounder  PWI 100
25 Moises Henriques AUS All-rounder KKR / DD / MI 100
26 James Hopes AUS All-rounder KXIP / DD / PWI 100
27 Glenn Maxwell AUS All-rounder DD 200
28 Abhishek Nayar IND All-rounder MI / KXIP 100
29 Thisara Perera SL All-rounder CSK / KTK / MI 50
30 Jesse Ryder NZ All-rounder RCB / PWI 100
31 Darren Sammy WI All-rounder   100
32 Doug Bollinger AUS Bowler CSK 200
33 Fidel Edwards WI Bowler DC 100
34 Manpreet Gony IND Bowler CSK / DC 200
35 Ryan McLaren SA Bowler MI / KXIP 50
36 Dirk Nannes AUS Bowler DD / RCB 200
37 Vernon Philander SA Bowler   100
38 Ravi Rampaul WI Bowler   50
39 Pankaj Singh IND Bowler RCB / RR 50
40 Sudeep Tyagi IND Bowler CSK 100
41 Jaidev Unadkat IND Bowler KKR 100
42 Devendra Bishoo WI Bowler   50
43 Cameron Boyce AUS Bowler   20
44 Akila Dananjaya SL Bowler   20
45 Paul Harris SA Bowler   20
46 Rangana Herath SL Bowler   100
47 Nathan McCullum NZ Bowler PWI 100
48 Ajantha Mendis SL Bowler KKR 50
49 Stephen O'Keefe AUS Bowler KTK 100
50 Veerasammy Permaul WI Bowler   20
51 Aaron Phangiso SA Bowler   20
52 Suraj Randiv SL Bowler CSK 50
53 Callum Ferguson AUS Batsman PWI 100
54 Wasim Jaffer IND Batsman RCB 50
55 Chamara Kapugedera SL Batsman CSK 20
56 Richard Levi SA Batsman MI 50
57 Jehan Mubarak SL Batsman   20
58 Tharanga Paranavithana SL Batsman   50
59 Ricardo Powell WI Batsman   50
60 Kieran Powell WI Batsman   50
61 Thilan Samaraweera SL Batsman   100
62 Lahiru Thirimanna SL Batsman   20
63 John Hastings AUS All-rounder  KTK 200
64 Danza Hyatt WI All-rounder   20
65 Farveez Maharoof SL All-rounder  DD 50
66 Jeevan Mendis SL All-rounder   50
67 Christopher Morris SA All-rounder   20
68 Seekkuge Prasanna SL All-rounder   20
69 Sachithra Senanayaka SL All-rounder   50
70 Scott Styris NZ All-rounder  DC / CSK 100
71 Tino Best WI Bowler   50
72 Ben Cutting AUS Bowler  KXIP 100
73 Shaminda Eranga SL Bowler   20
74 Dilhara Fernando SL Bowler  MI 100
75 Josh Hazlewood AUS Bowler   100
76 Clinton McKay AUS Bowler MI 100
77 Jerome Taylor WI Bowler KXIP / PWI 50
78 Lonwabo Tsotsobe SA Bowler   20
79 Joe Burns AUS Batsman   50
80 Henry Davids SA Batsman   20
81 Daniel Harris AUS Batsman DC 50
82 Nic Maddinson AUS Batsman   100
83 Dilshan Munaweera SL Batsman   20
84 Ben Rohrer AUS Batsman   50
85 Rilee Rossouw SA Batsman RCB 20
86 Jandre Coetzee SA All-rounder   20
87 Alistair Gray SA All-rounder   20
88 Kevin O'Brien IRE All-rounder   50
89 Dilruwan Perera SL All-rounder   50
90 Dwaine Pretorius SA All-rounder   20
91 Stiaan Van Zyl SA All-rounder   20
92 David Wiese SA All-rounder   20
93 Andrew Birch SA Bowler   20
94 Trent Copeland AUS Bowler   50
95 Nathan Coulter-Nile AUS Bowler   100
96 Rory Kleinveldt SA Bowler   50
97 Ben Laughlin AUS Bowler   20
98 Alister McDermott AUS Bowler RR 50
99 Nuwan Pradeep SL Bowler RCB 20
100 Dhammika Prasad SL Bowler   50
101 Kane Richardson AUS Bowler   100

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Raipur to host two homes matches of Delhi Daredevils

A newly construct stadium in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, will host two home matches of Delhi Daredevils in the sixth edition of The IPL. A decision in this regard was taken in the league governing council meeting held at the Cricket Centre on Wednesday.

The Delhi franchise had request for Raipur as a venue, so we have given 2 matches to Raipur, said IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla.

The governing council has short-list Rajkot and Ahmadabad as alternative venues for Jaipur to host home matches of Rajasthan Royals keeping in view the ongoing dispute between the state relationship and state sports council.

Shukla, however, insisted that the issue related to payment of annual permit fee by Pune Warriors to the BCCI would be resolved soon. That is being sorted out. That is not a problem, he said.

He also clarified that they did not discuss the matter pertaining to existing difference between Sahara Group and Maharashtra Cricket Association over dues to be paid to the state body. On Pakistan player’s participation in the next IPL edition, Shukla said, we have not discussed this with the franchisees yet.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Anil Kumble part ways with RCB

Anil Kumble has ended his stint as the chief of Royal Challengers Bangalore. The leg-spinner, who had led RCB to the IPL final in 2009, said he will be taking on a new assignment and parts with the team on good terms.

I have made this decision to take up a new assignment based on a chance that my company, Tenvic has been offered, Kumble said in a press.

We will be uniquely positioned to consolidate my passion with the happiness of our partners to contribute to the growth of sport across disciplines, especially grassroots sport. I have had a pleasant association with RCB, as player, captain and mentor.

During this time we have achieved most of our objectives and RCB has emerged as one of the leading franchise in The IPL. I leave with happy memories. I am thankful to Dr. Vijay Mallya for offering me the role of Chief Mentor, a place that allowed me to observe the challenges of being a franchise owner from close quarters and develop a nuanced viewpoint of the commercial elements of sport.

I recollect with fondness my interaction with the team members, directorial and coaching staff of RCB. Lastly, my wholehearted gratitude to the fans of RCB who’s catching passion and energy was a significant component of whatever success we had as a team. It is only a calling for a greater challenge and latent for national impact that justified my separation from the RCB fans.

Vijay Mallya, the RCB team owner, said, Anil kumble has been a great asset to RCB as captain, chief mentor and advisor. He has helped shape the entire team and was helpful in creating a unique sense of passion and commitment. Given kumble vision for developing young talent and good in various sporting activities, I value his decision to move on mainly since he has identified a strong partner to execute this long term vision.
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