Tuesday, February 7, 2012

IPL Auction Results - Winners and Losers

The fifth season of IPL is about to begin in a couple of months. Last Saturday 4th February 2012, the players' auction for the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League was conducted for the Kochi Tuskers Kerala players and some new players trying to break into the IPL "big purse" league.

As expected Ravindra Jadeja was the big fish that everyone were eying to datch and atlast the Chennai Super Kings caught him for a whopping USD 2 million (Rs 9.71 crore).

Ravindra Jadeja joins Chennai Super Kings for the IPL 2012 season for a whopping 2 million dollars

The 23-year-old Jadeja from Saurashtra had the base price of $100,000, but went to Chennai after the tie-breaker clause was invoked when both CSK and Deccan Chargers bid the maximum ($2 million). Chennai won the tie-breaker and got Jadeja.

The second prized catch for the day was Mahela Jayawardene, the former Sri Lankan captain, who went for a huge sum of USD 1.4 million (Rs 6.80 crore) to the Delhi Daredevils team. Jayawardene said afterwards that he was eying the finisher's role for the Daredevils team.

IPL Auctions - Mahela Jayawardene was bought by Delhi Daredevils for 1.4 million US Dollars

The third big gainers in the IPL auctions was the new Indian medium pacer Vinay Kumar from Karnataka.
He comes back to his home team Royal Challengers Bangalore after RCB bought him for USD 1 million (Rs 4.86 crore).

Vinay Kumar joins the 1 million dollar club as RCB bought him for that sum for the IPL Fifth season

The top three big losers in the IPL Auctions were:

VVS Laxman with base price of USD 400,000
Graeme Swann with base price USD 400,000
James Anderson with base price USD 300,000

All the English players were snubbed by the IPL team bosses as the English players snubbed IPL in the earlier seasons.

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