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Rajkot IPL team roars at season 9 auction; pockets Raina, Jadeja

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MUMBAI: The newly formed Rajkot based Indian Premier League (IPL) team owned by Intex Mobiles has unveiled its first set of players for the upcoming IPL season 9.

In the auction held for the two newly formed teams, Intex managed to win some of the brightest stars of the game. The bid for this season was held at NCA Grounds in Mumbai, Maharashtra today.

At the auction, the team successfully bid for Suresh Raina (Rs 12.5 crore), Ravindra Jadeja (Rs 9.5 crore), James Faulkner (Rs 5.5 crore) and Brendon McCullum (Rs 7.5 crore). With this, the Rajkot IPL team has set the ball rolling for a star-studded line-up to represent the team in the ninth season of the cash rich tourney, starting 9 April, 2016.

“Our intent is to put together a really strong team to ensure a thrilling tournament for the fans. I am very happy with the players that we have been able to fix today as they are amongst the best talents in the sports. Being a new team we will inject new ideas and hopefully add lots of excitement to the upcoming season,” stated Rajkot IPL team owner and Intex Technologies director Keshav Bansal.

“Intex is the leading domestic mobile handset brand in Gujarat and have a huge connect with the people of the state. We are absolutely delighted and it is an honour for us to bring the IPL to the vibrant and cricket loving state of Gujarat. I am confident of getting the love and support of our fans in Rajkot and all across the state,” he added.

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