India team outcast Yuvraj Singh led the Indian Premier League's auction bid held on Monday as he was bought for a whooping sum of Rs 16 crore by the Delhi Daredevils. Yuvraj's sum was the highest in this season's auction of IPL 8 season and the veteran southpaw showed he still the boss in the cash rich mega event.
Kings XI Punjab said it has made strategic additions to the squad for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) by buying India opener Murali Vijay and domestic cricketers Nikhil Naik and Yogesh Golwalker in the players' auction held in Bengaluru.
Kolkata Knight Riders CEO and Managing Director Venky Mysore said the team management decided to give a shot to K C Cariappa, who fetched a price tag of Rs 2.4 crore at IPL auction, after top players including Jacques Kallis found him extremely talented in one of their training camps.
Dinesh Karthik grabbed eyeballs when Delhi Daredevils bought him for an astounding Rs 12.5 crore at the last IPL auctions and the Tamil Nadu stumper knows only too well that the franchise has pinned a lot of hopes on his ability to win matches.
Kolkata Knight Riders CEO Venky Mysore on Thursday made it clear that the Shah Rukh Khan co-owned franchise would like the composition of the squad for the seventh edition of IPL to be "compact and manageable".
Australian captain Michael Clarke and former skipper Ricky Ponting are likely to attract most attention when the nine franchises sit for the players` auction of the Indian Premier League 6 here on Sunday.
Australian legend Ricky Ponting, who announced retirement from international cricket last year, has been nominated for the money-spinning Indian Premier League (IPL), and the veteran has attracted the highest reserve price of US 400,000 dollars on the auction list of 101 nominated players.
Mega star Amitabh Bachchan, who has spent more than five decades in Bollywood, says like IPL cricketers, filmstars are also bought and sold with every film. The 69-year-old actor made the comments while watching the current season of Indian Premiere League (IPL) auctions.