IPL: 108 players to be auctioned today
Chennai, Feb 3 : One hundred and eight players will go under the hammer for the 2013 Indian Premier League auction here on Sunday.
Australia's Test captain, Michael Clarke, and retired former captain, Ricky Ponting, top the list of the players with a base price of USD 400,000 each. South African all-rounder, Johan Botha follows with USD 300,000 and India's RP Singh with USD 100,000, said an IPL release.
West Indies' World Twenty20 2012 winning captain and all-rounder, Darren Sammy, will feature in the IPL Player Auction for the first time, with a reserve price of USD 100,000. England's batsman, Ravi Bopara (USD 100,000) and wicketkeeper batsman, Matt Prior (USD 200,000) have also made it to the auction list.
The list of the remaining 101 players feature seven Indians, including Mumbai's Ranji Trophy winning all-rounder, Abhishek Nayar (USD 100,000), who has been released by Kings XI Punjab. Nayar's Mumbai team-mate Wasim Jaffer, who scored a title-winning century in the Ranji Trophy final, is also on the list at a reserve price of USD 50,000. Pacers, Sudeep Tyagi, Jaydev Unadkat, Pankaj Singh and Manpreet Gony are the remaining Indians to go under the hammer.
On the list that is dominated by the South Africans, Sri Lankans and the Australians, Ireland's all-rounder, Kevin O'Brien is the lone representative of the associate countries.