4 March 2018, 00:03 AM
It's confirmed. The players auction at last comes to an end. All teams look satisfied with their outing. Thanks for being with us all this while. Goodbye for now, see you soon. Remember, the league starts on March 11 and concludes on March 21. Hope you have a thrilling experience.
3 March 2018, 23:22 PM
More updates from the auction. Mumbai North Central take Azhar Ansari on board. Mumbai North West, meanwhile, pick Tanmay Mishra, Harshal Soni and Vaibhav Mali. More or less it's done. It's a matter of time before this event comes to a close. It has been a long day.
3 March 2018, 22:55 PM
The Players auction continues in Mumbai. Salman Ahmed, Pranay Patil, Saeed Shaikh and Sumeet Dhekale are new entrants at Mumbai North.
Monil Soni is embraced by Mumbai North Central.
Shikhar Thakur, Vishal Mendigeri, Shahid Shaikh, Prateek Dhabolkar, Shivam Nirupam and Vaibhav Singh, meanwhile, join Mumbai North East.
Mumbai North West have been a little slow all day but now they appear to pick up some pace with the signings of Parag Khanapurkar, Vineet Sinha, Shashank Attarde, Siddharth Chitnis, Sachin Shinde and Aamir Bhorania.
Mumbai South take Prasad Pawar, Prashant Naik and Suved Parkar on board.
Mumbai South Central, on the other hand, pick Pratik Prabhu, Siddharth Raut, Swapnil Salvi and Paul Valthaty.
3 March 2018, 21:58 PM
Mumbai North burgeon their squad with the addition of Rajesh Pawar (Rs 80 lakh) and Yogesh Pawar (Rs 50 lakh).
Prashant Bhoir, Shashikant Kadam and Meghan Pednekar join Mumbai North Central. Meanwhile, Sumit Ghadigaonkar goes to Mumbai North East.
Mumbai North West go for Pardeep Sahu. Mumbai South add Atif Shaikh and Gaurav Jathar to their squad.
Mumbai South Central woo Raunaq Sharma successfully.
3 March 2018, 20:15 PM
Having picked their favourite players early on, all teams presently are building their squads.
Hersh Tank and Akhtar Shaikh join Mumbai North. Aniket Redkar, meanwhile, goes to Mumbai North Central.
Atharva Poojari and Atif Attarwala are snapped up by Mumbai North East.
Deepak Shetty and Ankur Singh join Mumbai South's ranks.
3 March 2018, 19:55 PM
Bowlers Atish Gawand and Jude Singh go to Mumbai North. Allrounders Aman Hakim Khan and Aishwary Surve, on the other hand, join Mumbai North Central.
Another allrounder Kalpesh Sawant finds suitors in Mumbai North East.
Arun Yadav joins Mumbai North West for Rs 50 lakh. Bowler Anup Revandkar gets the same amount from the franchise.
Japjeet Randhawa joins Mumbai South. Ajinkya Beloshe, Bhargav Mehta, Alpesh Ramjani and Akhil Rajput meanwhile join Mumbai South Central.
3 March 2018, 19:31 PM
Yashasvi Jaiswal gets much more than his base price (Rs 75K). Mumbai North spend Rs 3 lakh for the allrounder. Bowler Sagar Jadhav, meanwhile, gets Rs 1.1 lakh from the franchise.
Mumbai North Central bring Sagar Chhabria, Agni Chopra and Atul Singh on board.
Mumbai North West secure the services of allrounder Chinmay Sutar.
Hardik Tamore joins Mumbai South Central for Rs 3.4 lakh. That's a good amount he has got considering his base price was Rs 75K.
3 March 2018, 19:05 PM
Batsman Rakesh Prabhu fetches Rs 2.5 lakh from Mumbai North.
Batsman Eknath Kerkar also gets a whopping Rs 4 lakh from Mumbai North Central. Bowler Sidak Singh, meanwhile, gets Rs 1 lakh from the franchise.
Mumbai North West secure the services of bowler Prathamesh Dake for Rs 2.8 lakh.
Mumbai South have been most rampant so far, adding another four - Khizer Dafedar, Aakarshit Gomel, Karan Shah and Adeeb Usmani - to their squad.
3 March 2018, 18:35 PM
Proceedings resume at the auction. Mumbai North add batsman Shrideep Mangela (Rs 1.5 lakh) and allrounder Sairaj Patil (Rs 3.4 lakh) to their squad.
Mumbai North East meanwhile add three names in batsman Shashank Singh and bowlers Parikshit Valsangkar and Vinayak Bhoir. Shashank has fetched a whopping Rs 5 lakh, one of the biggest beneficiaries so far.
Mumbai South secure bowler Dhrumil Matkar and batsman Sujit Nayak.
Mumbai South Central snap up Siddharth Akre, Tanush Kotian, Shams Mulani and Sagar Trivedi. They have indeed made quick moves.
3 March 2018, 17:16 PM
Mumbai South Central become first team today to finish their quota of five first-class players.
Bowler Vijay Gohil and Yogesh Takawale join Mumbai North. Mumbai North Central, meanwhile, successfully woo batsmen Vinit Indulkar for Rs 1.5 lakh and Nikhil Patil for Rs 1.6 lakh.
Not to mention, Mumbai North East too find good players in batsman Praful Waghela and bowler Mohammed Akbar Khan.
All six squads now have one icon player and five First Class players, and with that comes another break. Stay tuned, we will be back shortly.
3 March 2018, 17:06 PM
Rohit Sharma's Mumbai North West succeed in securing the services of batsman Akhil Herwadkar for Rs 3 lakh. Another batsman Bhavin Thakkar goes to Mumbai South for Rs 1.5 lakh. Up-and-coming pacer Akash Parkar meanwhile joins Mumbai North East for Rs 2.5 lakh.
3 March 2018, 16:54 PM
Batsman Kevin Almeida finds employers in Mumbai North Central who have spent Rs 2.3 lakh to have him on their side. Batsman Bravish Shetty too finds himself in the black as Mumbai South Central spend Rs 2.9 lakh to woo him into their ranks.
3 March 2018, 16:45 PM
Shivam Dubey laughs all the way to the bank as he attracts a price of Rs 5 lakh - upper limit for a First-Class player. Mumbai South Central seem to be setting a lot of store by this left-handed batsman. Another first-class player goes for Rs 5 lakh. And it's offspinner and useful batsman Jay Bista, who goes to Mumbai South. Wicketkeeper batsman Sufian Shaikh joins him there for Rs 1.7 lakh.
3 March 2018, 16:41 PM
Action resumes here in Mumbai. India pacer Dhawal Kulkarni gets attention from Mumbai North East, who spend Rs 1.5 lakh to secure this services. Spinner Iqbal Abdullah meanwhile joins Mumbai North West for Rs 3.4 lakh. Remember, Abdullah made a name for himself at IPL side Kolkata Knight Riders.
3 March 2018, 16:21 PM
There is a little break going on at present. Stay tuned, we will be back shortly.
Meanwhile, former India batsman Vinod Kambli pledges his allegiance to Mumbai South Central.
— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) March 3, 2018
3 March 2018, 15:52 PM
Bowler Badree Alam and allrounder Rohan Raje go to Mumbai South for Rs 3.4 and Rs 3.8 lakh respectively. Bowler Vishal Dabholkar, on the other hand, goes to Mumbai South Central for Rs 1.5 lakh.
3 March 2018, 15:44 PM
Shreyas Iyer, first player to be sold today, finds good company in veteran Pravin Tambe (Rs 3.2 lakh) and Karsh Kothari (Rs 2 lakh) at Mumbai North Central. Meanwhile, Doraiswamy Subramanian joins Mumbai North West for Rs 2.3 lakh.
3 March 2018, 15:40 PM
Another big purchase from Mumbai North. India Under-19 World-Cup winning captain Prithvi Shaw joins them and Ajinkya Rahane for Rs 2.8 lakh.
3 March 2018, 15:26 PM
Mumbai South Central secure the services of Siddhesh Lad and Royston Dias for Rs 4 lakh and 2 lakh respectively. Aditya Dhumal, meanwhile, joins Suryakumar Yadav at Mumbai North East for Rs 3 lakh.
3 March 2018, 15:23 PM
Mumbai South also get in on the act and take allrounder Abhishek Nayar and bowler Harmeet Singh on board. Rs 4 lakh for Nayar, who has also represented India. Harmeet, meanwhile, fetches Rs 2.6 lakh.
3 March 2018, 15:19 PM
Mumbai North West make early inroads in this auction. After Rohit Sharma, they also secure Shubham Ranjane and Tushar Deshpande. Both are bowlers and get Rs 3.6 lakh and Rs 1.9 lakh respectively.
3 March 2018, 15:13 PM
The biggest fish in this auction, Rohit Sharma, goes to Mumbai North West. He gets Rs 6 lakh, which is less than that of Suryakumar Yadav and Ajinkya Rahane. Remember, all six franchises have Rs 35 lakh in their purse. They can't spend more than that.
3 March 2018, 15:07 PM
Here the proceedings get underway. Big buy for Mumbai North Central. They succeed in wooing India batsman Shreyas Iyer with Rs 5 lakh. His base price was Rs 4 lakh.
Another India batsman Ajinkya Rahane fetches Rs 7 lakh from Mumbai North.
Suryakumar Yadav gets the same amount and he will play for Mumbai North East. Great start to the auction.
3 March 2018, 14:44 PM
3 March 2018, 14:33 PM
There is a little delay to the start of the players auction. Don't be impatient, the proceedings will get underway soon in Mumbai. In the meantime, here is what the great Sachin Tendulkar, brand ambassador, said in the lead-up to the event.
— T20 Mumbai (@T20Mumbai) March 3, 2018
Also, let us give you some lowdown on this league.
The following are the six franchises and their respective owners.
Mumbai North: Sandipkumar Gupta / Ajdipkumar Gupta / Sanraj Hotels & Resorts Private Limited
Mumbai North-West: Radius Developers - Sanjay Chhabria
Mumbai North-East: Transcon Developers
Mumbai North-Central: PK Hospitality + Sangam + Rudrakh
Mumbai South-Central: Jupiter City
The league will start on March 11 and will conclude on March 21. All matches will be played at the iconic Wankhede Stadium.
Here is how the venue looks.
The calm before the storm! Stay tuned for LIVE updates from the #T20Mumbai Auction coming your way soon! #CricketChaRaja pic.twitter.com/W4xMt4RUmh
— T20 Mumbai (@T20Mumbai) March 3, 2018