Sony Six to broadcast IPL auction live

MUMBAI: The Indian Premiere League (IPL) player auction will be held on 16 February in Bengaluru. As of now there is no clarity on the number of players as the deadline for franchises to submit the original list has been deferred to 4 February 2015.


India discard Yuvraj Singh, former England skipper Kevin Pietersen, wicketkeeper batsman Dinesh Karthik, South African cricketer Hashim Amla are amongst marquee players to go under hammer this auction.


Unlike last year, when the auction was a two-day event containing all players barring those retained by the teams, this auction will be shorter but will still be significant for a few franchises. Having released big-name players, Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore are likely to be the big spenders this time. 


As per reports, Daredevils has the maximum purse available this time with Rs 400,000,000. Royal Challengers has Rs 210,000,000 in its kitty, having released Yuvraj who was the most expensive player last year with a bid of Rs 140,000,000. Though Yuvraj finished as the team's second highest run-scorer, Royal Challengers were just above Daredevils with five wins.


England all-rounder Ravi Bopara, Australia's Twenty20 captain Finch, India seamer Zaheer Khan fall in the Rs 10,000,000 bracket. Vijay opted for a base price of Rs 5,000,000.

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