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    Default IPL 2011: Teams and Players Auction..a DESIRULEZ..creation

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    Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (retained for undisclosed sum), Suresh Raina (retained for undisclosed sum), Murali Vijay (retained for undisclosed sum), Albie Morkel (retained for undisclosed sum), W Saha ($100,000), Michael Hussey ($425,000), Dwayne Bravo ($200,00), Doug Bollinger ($700,000), R Ashwin ($850,000), Aaron Finch ($300,000), S Badrinath ($850,000)

    Deccan Chargers: Kevin Pietersen ($650,000), Cameron White ($1.1 million), Kumar Sangakkara ($700,000), JP Duminy ($300,000), Shikhar Dhawan ($300,000), Ishant Sharma ($450,000), Dale Steyn ($1.2 million), Pragyan Ojha ($500,000), Amit Mishra ($300,000), Daniel Christian ($900,000)

    Delhi Daredevils: Virender Sehwag (retained for undisclosed sum), Irfan Pathan ($1.9 million), Dave Warner ($750,000), Naman Ojha ($270,000), James Hopes ($350,000), Morne Morkel ($4750,000), Matthew Wade ($100,000), Ajit Agarkar ($210,000), Ashok Dinda ($375,000), Umesh Yadav ($750,000), Roelof van der Merwe ($50,000)

    Kings XI Punjab: Adam Gilchrist ($900,000), David Hussey ($1.4 million), Dinesh Karthik ($900,000), Stuart Broad ($400,000), Abhishek Nayar ($800,000), Praveen Kumar ($800,000), Ryan Harris ($325,000), Piyush Chawla ($900,000)

    Kochi: Mahela Jayawardene ($1.5 million), Brendon McCullum ($475,000), S Sreesanth ($900,000), RP Singh ($500,000), Laxman (400,000), Parthiv Patel ($290,000), Ravindra Jadeja ($950,000), Steven Smith ($200,000), Muthiah Muralitharan ($1.1 million), Ramesh Powar ($180,000), Brad Hodge ($425,000), Thisara Perera ($80,000), Vinay Kumar ($475,000), Steve O’Keefe ($20,000)

    Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir ($2.4 million), Yusuf Pathan ($2.1 million), Jacques Kallis ($1.1 million), Brad Haddin ($325,000), Shakib al Hasan ($425,000), Brett Lee ($400,000), Eoin Morgan ($350,000), Manoj Tiwary ($475,000), L Balaji ($500,000)

    Mumbai Indians: Sachin Tendulkar (retained for undisclosed sum), Harbhajan Singh (retained for undisclosed sum), Lasith Malinga (retained for undisclosed sum), Kieron Pollard (retained for undisclosed sum), Rohit Sharma ($2 million), Andrew Symonds ($850,000), David Jacobs ($190,000), James Franklin ($100,000), Munaf Patel ($700,000), Clint McKay ($110,000)

    Pune Warriors: Yuvraj Singh ($1.8 million), Graeme Smith ($500,000), Robin Uthappa ($2.1 million), Tim Paine ($270,000), Angelo Matthews ($950,000), Ashish Nehra ($850,000), Nathan McCullum ($100,000), Callum Ferguson ($300,000)

    Rajasthan Royals: Shane Warne (retained for undisclosed sum), Shane Watson (retained for undisclosed sum), Ross Taylor ($1 million), Rahul Dravid ($500,000), Johan Botha (950,000), Paul Collingwood ($250,000), Shaun Tait ($300,000)

    Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (retained for undisclosed sum), T Dilshan ($650,000), Zaheer Khan ($900,000), AB de Villiers ($1.1 million), Daniel Vettori ($550,000), Saurabh Tiwary ($1.6 million), Dirk Nannes ($650,000), Cheteshwar Pujara ($700,000), Charl Langeveldt ($100,000)

    Not sold so far: Sourav Ganguly, Chris Gayle, Brian Lara, Graham Manou, Jesse Ryder, Matt Prior, Mark Boucher, Luke Wright, Herschelle Gibbs, Dilhara Fernando, James Anderson, Graeme Swann, Murali Kartik, Chamara Kapugedera, Tamim Iqbal
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    Default Jayasuriya unsold, little known Christian goes for $900,000

    Sri Lankan great Sanath Jayasuriya went unsold while little known Australian Daniel Christian went for a whopping $900,000 to Deccan Chargers on the second day of the players' auction for the Indian Premier League (IPL) season four here Saturday.

    Jayasuriya, who was bought by Mumbai Indians in the first edition for $975,000, joined legends like Brian Lara and Sourav Ganguly in the unsold category.

    On a day when several players went unsold, Christian's $900,000 value was the highlight of the morning. Christian, who has played just three Twenty20 Internationals, had a base price of just $50,000 and both Chargers and Kochi were involved in fierce bidding for the South Australian all-rounder.

    Delhi Daredevils also joined the fray as the player's value rose to $850,000, but Chargers lapped him up for $900,000.
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    Default KKR, CSK, Pune Warriors spend big money

    Defending champions Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders and new entrants Sahara Pune Warriors were the three franchises that stood out for their precision while buying the players during the first day of the auctions for the fourth edition of Indian Premier League.

    Among the cricketers who crossed the million dollar barrier, the top seven were Indians with Mahela Jayawardene being the most expensive foreign player bought for USD 1.5 million by Team Kochi.

    KKR certainly hit the jackpot in the initial rounds snapping Gautam Gambhir, who is all set to lead the side in the next edition, along with superstar of shortest version Yusuf Pathan. For stability, they have a legend like Jacques Kallis.

    The Shah Rukh Khan co-owned franchise seemed to have done a lot of homework which reflected in their buys.

    Brad Haddin at $325,000 appeared to be a smart buy by KKR, as was Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib-al-Hasan for $425,000. Although Brett Lee hasn't played much international cricket of late but at $ 400,000, it seemed a good bargain.

    For Pune, it was a good move to get Yuvraj Singh and T20 specialist Robin Uthappa in the first round itself. Uthappa's bid of $2.1 million might raise a few eyebrows but he has the ability to win matches singlehandedly.

    The smartest buy for Pune was certainly Sri Lankan Angelo Mathews ($950,000) who is one of the best all-rounders in world cricket at the moment. South African captain Graeme Smith for $500,000 and a crafty bowlers like Ashis Nehra and Nathan McCullum were also bought by them.

    Chennai Super Kings who started on a subdued note however got Dwayne Bravo for as cheap as $200,000 and showed keeness in retaining Mike Hussey, Doug Bollinger, Ravichandran Ashwin, S Badrinath who are key members of the squad.

    However, there were some baffling buys also on the first day of the auctions. Irfan Pathan who has hardly played any cricket during the current first-class season was bought buy Delhi for a whopping $1.9 million (approx Rs 8.74 crore).

    Ravindra Jadeja who has bore the brunt of the ire of Indian fans for letting the team down in consecutive Twenty20 World Cup was bought by Team Kochi for as much as $950,000.

    Piyush Chawla who didn't even get 20 wickets this season was retained by Kings XI Punjab for $900,000 while world's best off-spinner Graeme Swann surprisingly went unsold.
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    Gautam Gambhir sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for a record $2.4 million.
    Yusuf Pathan to Kolkata Knight Riders for $2.1 million.
    Robin Uthappa to Pune for $2.1 million
    Rohit Sharma to Mumbai Indians for $2 million.
    Irfan Pathan to Delhi Daredevils for $1.9 million.
    Yuvraj Singh to Pune for $1.8 million.
    Saurabh Tiwary to Royal Challengers Bangalore for $1.6 million.
    Mahela Jayawardene to Kochi for $1.5 million.
    David Hussey to Kings XI Punjab for $1.4 million
    Dale Steyn goes to Deccan Chargers for $1.2 million
    Muttiah Muralitharan to Kochi for $1.1 million.
    AB de Villiers to Royal Challengers Bangalore for $1.1 million.
    Cameron White to Deccan Chargers for $1.1 million.
    Jacques Kallis to Kolkata Knight Riders for $1.1 million.
    Ross Taylor to Rajasthan Royals for $1 million.
    Angelo Mathews to Pune for $950,000
    Ravindra Jadeja to Kochi for $950,000
    Johan Botha to Rajasthan Royals for $950,000.
    Dan Christian to Deccan Chargers for $900,000
    Dinesh Karthik to Kings XI Punjab for $900,000
    Piyush Chawla to Kings XI Punjab for $900,000.
    Sreesanth to Kochi for $900,000
    Adam Gilchrist to Kings XI Punjab for $900,000.
    Zaheer Khan to Royal Challengers Bangalore for $900,000.
    R Ashwin to Chennai Super Kings for $850,000
    Ashish Nehra to Pune for $850,000
    Andrew Symonds to Mumbai Indians for $850,000
    S Badrinath to Chennai Super Kings for $800,000.
    Praveen Kumar to Kings XI Punjab for $800,000.
    Abhishek Nayar to Kings XI Punjab for $800,000
    Umesh Yadav to Delhi Daredevils for $750,000
    David Warner to Delhi for $750,000
    Munaf Patel to Mumbai Indians for $700,000
    Venugopal Rao to Delhi Daredevils for $700,000
    Cheteswar Pujara to Royal Challengers Bangalore for $700,000.
    Doug Bollinger to Chennai Super Kings for $700,000
    Kumar Sangakkara to Deccan Chargers for $700,000.
    Dirk Nannes to Royal Challengers Bangalore for $650,000.
    Tillakaratne Dilshan to Royal Challengers Bangalore for $650,000.
    Kevin Pietersen to Deccan Chargers for $650,000.
    Daniel Vettori to Royal Challengers Bangalore for $550,000
    Lakshmipathy Balaji to Kolkata Knight Riders for $500,000
    Pragyan Ojha to Deccan Chargers for $500,000
    Rahul Dravid to Rajasthan Royals for $500,000.
    Graeme Smith to Pune for $500,000.
    RP Singh to Kochi for $500,000.
    R Vinaykumar to Kochi for $475,000
    Manoj Tiwary to Kolkata Knight Riders for $475,000.
    Morne Morkel to Delhi Daredevils for $475,000
    Brendon McCullum to Kochi for $475,000.
    Ishant Sharma to Deccan Chargers for $450,000.
    Brad Hodge to Kochi for $425,000.
    Shakib al Hasan to Kolkata Knight Riders for $425,000
    Michael Hussey to Chennai for $425,000.
    Brett Lee to Kolkata Knight Riders for $400,000
    Stuart Broad to Kings XI Punjab for $400,000
    VVS Laxman to Kochi for $400,000
    Murli Kartik to Pune for $400,000
    Ashok Dinda to Delhi Daredevils for $375,000
    Eoin Morgan to Kolkata Knight Riders for $350,000.
    James Hopes to Delhi Daredevils for $350,000.
    Ryan Harris to Kings XI Punjab for $325,000.
    Brad Haddin goes to Kolkata Knight Riders for $325,000.
    Shaun Tait to Rajasthan Royals for $300,000
    Callum Ferguson to Pune for $300,000
    Aaron Finch to Delhi Daredevils for $300,000
    Amit Mishra to Deccan Chargers for $300,000
    Shikhar Dhawan to Deccan Chargers for $300,000.
    JP Duminy to Deccan Chargers for $300,000
    Mitchell Marsh to Pune for $290,000
    Manpreet Gony to Deccan Chargers for $290,000
    Parthiv Patel to Kochi for $290,000
    Naman Ojha to Delhi Daredevils for $270,000
    Tim Paine to Pune for $270,000
    Abhimanyu Mithun to Royal Challengers Bangalore for $260,000
    Jaidev Unadkat to Kolkata Knight Riders for $250,000
    Paul Collingwood to Rajasthan Royals for $250,000.
    Sudeep Tyagi to Chennai Super Kings for $240,000
    Ajit Agarkar to Delhi Daredvils for $210,000
    Owais Shah to Kochi for $200,000
    Scott Styris to Chennai Super Kings for $200,000
    Steven Smith to Kochi for $200,000
    Dwayne Bravo to Chennai Super Kings at $200,000
    Davy Jacobs to Mumbai Indians for $190,000
    Ramesh Powar to Kochi for $180,000
    Wayne Parnell to Pune for $160,000
    Ryan ten Doeschate to Kolkata Knight Riders for $150,000
    Jesse Ryder to Pune for $150,000
    Joginder Sharma to Chennai Super Kings for $150,000
    Charl Langeveldt to Royal Challengers Bangalore for $140,000
    Mohammad Kaif to Royal Challengers Bangalore for $130,000
    Faf du Plessis to Chennai Super Kings for $120,000
    Clint McKay to Mumbai Indians for $110,000
    Jerome Taylor to Pune for $100,000
    James Pattinson to Kolkata Knight Riders for $100,000
    Alfonso Thomas to Pune for $100,000
    Nuwan Kulasekara to Chennai Super Kings for $100,000
    Matthew Wade to Delhi Daredevils for $100,000
    Dimitri Mascarenhas to Kings XI Punjab for $100,000
    Colin Ingram to Delhi Daredevils for $100,000
    Ben Hilfenhaus to Chennai Super Kings for $100,000
    Nathan McCullum to Pune for $100,000
    James Franklin to Mumbai Indians for $100,000
    Wriddhiman Saha to Chennai Super Kings for $100,000
    Pankaj Singh to Rajasthan Royals for $95,000
    Rusty Theron to Deccan Charges for $85,000
    Suraj Randiv to Chennai Super Kings for $80,000
    Andrew McDonald to Delhi Daredevils for $80,000
    Thisara Perera to Kochi for $80,000
    Michael Lumb to Deccan Chargers for $80,000
    Michael Klinger to Kochi for $75,000
    Johan van der Wath to Royal Challengers Bangalore for $50,000
    Moises Henriques to Mumbai Indians for $50,000
    George Bailey to Chennai Super Kings for $50,000
    Roelof van der Merwe to Delhi Daredevils for $50,000
    Luke Pomersbach to Royal Challengers Bangalore for $50,000
    Rilee Rossouw to Royal Challengers Bangalore for $20,000
    Nuwan Pradeep to Royal Challengers Bangalore for $20,000
    Chris Lynn to Deccan Chargers for $20,000
    Travis Birt to Delhi Daredevils for $20,000
    Nathan Rimmington to Kings XI Punjab for $20,000
    Jonathan Vandiar to Royal Challengers Bangalore for $20,000
    Aiden Blizzard to Mumbai Indians for $20,000
    Robert Frylinck to Delhi Daredevils for $20,000
    Steven O'Keefe to Kochi for $20,000

    Unsold on Sunday: Shane Harwood, Ravi Rampaul, Fidel Edwards, Andy McKay, VRV Singh, Andre Nel, Ian Butler, Chris Tremlett, Ryan Sidebottom, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Makhaya Ntini, Chanaka Welegedara, Graham Napier, Kaushalya Weeraratne, Jeevantha Kulatunga, John Hastings, Prosper Utseya, Jeevan Mendis, Aaron Redmond, Darren Sammy, Lou Vincent, Neil McKenzie, Jehan Mubarak, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Martin Guptill, Simon Katich, Jonathon Trott, Bryce McGain, Jacques Rudolph, Jason Krejza, Aaron Heal, Ray Price, Abdur Razzak, Suhrawardi Shuvo, Xavier Doherty, Tim Southee, Chaminda Vaas, Thilan Thushara, Kemar Roach, Peter Siddle, Grant Elliot, Elton Chigumbura, Dillon du Preez, Samit Patel, Justin Ontong, Zander de Bruyn, Vernon Philander, Wasim Jaffer, Upul Tharanga, Darren Bravo, Adam Voges, Ian Bell, Chamara Silva, Nikita Miller, Malinga Bandara, Kaushal Lokuarachchi, Sulieman Benn, Robin Peterson, MS Panesar, Rangana Herath, Paul Harris, Kyle Mills, Farveez Maharoof, Ryan McLaren, Jacob Oram, Dwayne Smith, Justin Kemp, Ravi Bopara, Michael Yardy, Sanath Jayasuriya, Tim Bresnan, Indika de Saram, Denesh Ramdin, Tatenda Taibu, Chris Hartley, Gareth Hopkins, Brendan Taylor, Dinesh Chandimal, Niall O'Brien, Luke Ronchi, Ricardo Powell, Xavier Marshall, Loots Bosman, Lendl Simmons, Thilan Samaraweera, Jamie How, Phillip Hughes, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Thilina Kandamby, Mohammad Ashraful, Hamilton Masakadza, Chamu Chabhabha, Hasantha Fernando, Gayan Wijekoon, M Pushpakumara, Rayad Emrit, Lee Carseldine, Akalanka Ganegama, Chinthaka Jayasinghe, Mahmadullah, Tinashe Panyangara, Dammika Prasad, Daryl Tuffey, Stuart Clark, Dilhara Lokuhettige, Sajid Mahmood, Rory Kleinveldt, Nuwan Zoysa, Iain O'Brein, Mitchell Starc, David Miller, Adrian Barath, Peter Ingram, Darren Ganga, Imrul Kayes, Mahela Udawatte, Junaid Siddique, Joe Denly, Mark Cosgrove, Morne van Wyk, Glenn Maxwell, Tom Smith, Darren Stevens, Nathan Reardon, Naeem Islam, Farhan Behardien, Colin de Grandhomme, James Faulkner, Dilruwan Perera, Tim Armstrong, Yusuf Abdulla, Isuru Udana, Pedro Collins, Mashrafe Mortaza, Tyron Henderson, Ajmal Shahzad, Suranga Lakmal, Peter George, Michael Hogan, Shahriar Nafees, Neil Broom, Phil Jaques, Kane Williamson, Andrew Puttick, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Tharanga Parnavitana, Rob Nicol, Usman Afzal, Anthony McGrath, Angelo Perera, Danza Hyatt, Richard Cameron, Andre Russel, Steven Croft, Aaron O'Brien, Wes Durston, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Doug Bracewell, Johan Low, Saeed Rasel, Cornelius de Villiers, Tino Best, Michael Lewis, Simon Cook, Paul Franks, Shafiul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Shahadat Hossain, Lionel Baker, Ghulam Bodi, Michael Vandort, Raqibul Hasan, Robert Quiney, Runako Morton, Malinda Warnapura, Gihan Rupasinghe, Ethan O'Reilly, Nicholas Buchanan, Tim Lang, Gary Putland, Jack Shantry, Jake Haberfield, Brendan Drew, Trent Copeland, Henry Davids, Daniel Harris, Ed Cowan, Michael Hill, Rhett Lockyear, Cameron Borgas, Floyd Reifer, Adrian Shankar, Tom Beaton, Greg Smith, Andrew Gale, Craig Thyssen, Adam Lyth, Dean Brownlie, Ahmed Amla, Shannan Stewart, Paul Horton

    Unsold on Saturday: Tamim Iqbal, Chamara Kapugedera, Ajantha Mendis, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Dilhara Fernando, Luke Wright, Matt Prior, Mark Boucher, Graeme Manou, Brian Lara, Herschelle Gibbs, Sourav Ganguly and Chris Gayle.

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    Default Little known Christian gets whopping deal, Jayasuriya unsold

    Unheralded Australian all-rounder Daniel Christian was bought for an astounding USD 900,000 (RS 4.14 crore apprx) by Deccan Chargers while veteran Sri Lankan batsman Sanath Jayasuriya found no takers on the second day of the auctions for the fourth edition of IPL here Sunday.

    After intense bidding for the top players on the first day which saw Indian opener Gautam Gambhir being bought for a record-smashing 11.04 crore, it was a quieter affair on the second day with only 35 players being sold and 85 remaining unsold.

    Former ODI specialist Mohammed Kaif and Lankan pacer Chaminda Vaas also found no takers.

    In a relatively low-key day, it was Christian who hogged the limelight as he was bought by Deccan 18 times more than his base price of USD 50,000.

    No one could have even imagined that the 27-year-old from New South Wales will go for such a price.

    He has played three T20 internationals for Australia. Christian is primarily a fast bowler who can hit a long way in the lower order.

    "We believe Dan Christian is a good buy. He is good fast bowler and a decent batsman.

    He is also a brilliant fielder," Chargers owner Gayathri Reddy said. Delhi Daredevils were the biggest gainers as they snapped up fringe fast bowlers.

    Umesh Yadav with a base price of USD 50,000 went for a whopping USD 750,000 while former KKR pacer Ashok Dinda was bought for USD 375,000. Veteran pacer Ajit Agarkar was bought for USD 210,000.

    Munaf Patel was bought by Mumbai Indians for USD 700,000 (appr Rs 3.1 crore) while Mohammed Kaif went unsold at the auction.

    Ranganath Vinay Kumar was bought by Kochi for USD 475,000 while Manpreet Gony was bought by Deccan for USD 290,000.

    However, paceman VRV Singh was a prominent Indian player who went unsold.

    Chennai Super Kings who have been on a retention mode also got back Sudeep Tyagi (USD 240,000), Joginder Sharma (USD 150,000) while roping in Suraj Randiv for as cheap as USD 80,000.

    However, it was Kolkata Knight Riders who poached L Balaji from CSK for USD 500,000.

    The KKR retained Jaidev Unadkat buying him for USD 250,000.

    There were a few surprises also as unfancied Netherlands cricketer Ryan ten Doeschate was bought for USD 150,000 by Royal Challengers Bangalore. Doeschate was ICC's Associate Player of the Year.
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    Default Did Kumble snub team-mate Dravid?

    India's former captain Sourav Ganguly had to endure the ultimate humiliation of not being sold at the 2011 Indian Premier League Players' Auction, but his successor Rahul Dravid managed to make the cut.

    His beloved fans in Bangalore, though, will be disappointed that their team Royal Challengers Bangalore could sign on the veteran right-hander.

    Bangalore owner Vijay Mallya pointed out that though he had the highest respect for India's second-most successful Test batsman, their policy of recruiting youngsters had come in the way of getting senior pro Dravid in their ranks.

    The right-hander was snapped up by 2008 champions Rajasthan Royals for $500,000.

    "I have known Rahul as a little boy because as you probably know his father worked for the UB Group. I have a lot of affection for him and the greatest of respect towards his cricketing achievements. This time, after having had an experience of the IPL for three years, we consciously decided we want a young team. We made that decision and we were ready to live with the consequences of that decision. If you see all our players are youngsters and we probably have the youngest team in the entire IPL," he said.
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    Default Why England players got a low response at IPL Auction?

    England are the current World Twenty20 champions, but their success in the mega-event last year was not reflected at the 2011 Indian Premier League Players's two-day auction, that concluded in Bangalore, on Sunday.

    Only seven of the England players were picked up the ten franchises and that too for modest prices, while their star performers in the Ashes in James Anderson and Graeme Swann were not taken by any of the teams.

    Even Kevin Pietersen went for a cut-price deal when he was brought by Deccan Chargers for $650,000 more than half the amount Royal Challengers Bangalore had paid for him in the first year when he fetched $1.55million.

    Bangalore owner Vijay Mallya [ Images ] explained that the availability of the England players was a big issue, with the Ashes champions scheduled to host Sri Lanka in a Test series, starting in Cardiff, on May 26.

    "One dampener was the availability of the England players and clearly the preference atleast from my point of view was to bid for players who had 100 percent availability. So that's one thing that I am sure influenced people while considering English players," Mallya said.

    Interestingly, Sri Lanka's players got a good response from the various franchises with Mahela Jayawardene being sold to Team Kochi for $1.5 million, while Angelo Mathews ($950,000), Kumar Sangakkara ($700,000) and Tillakaratne Dilshan ($650,000) got high prices despite taking part in that series.
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    Default Team Kochi: the punching bag of IPL-4?

    One of Indian Premier League's (IPL) new babies, Team Kochi, made heads roll on the final day of the auction on Sunday when their Geoff Lawson-led think-tank made some brainless bids, which made their team lineup look like a bowling academy.
    Kochi's plans went awfully wrong as their huddle resembled students scurrying for some last-minute preparation outside their examination hall. And it turned from bad to worse with the choice of players they went after.

    Though there was some quality in the form of Mahela Jayawardene, VVS Laxman, Brendon McCullum and Muttiah Muralitharan, Lawson looked out of sorts when looked upon for advice by the Kochi management. Their billboard-bearer kept looking for signals from team coach Lawson on whether to raise the bid or not.

    Where Kochi, it seems, missed out was lack of advice from expert quarters. They kittied some baffling bids that saw them wasting money for as much as nine bowlers out of the seventeen players they bought.
    Out of those nine, there were two left-arm spinners (Ravindra Jadeja and Steve O'Keefe), two off-spinners (Murali and Rames Powar), one leg-spinner (Steven Smith) and four medium-pacers (S Sreesanth, RP Singh, Thissara Perera and R Vinay Kumar). That looks absolutely nonsensical!
    Kochi seemed to also forget the Indian players when it came to batting as there was only one specialist Indian batsmen among the six they lapped up and that too not a T20 specialist; namely, VVS Laxman. The others were Mahela Jayawardene, Brendon McCullum, Brad Hodge, Owais Shah and Michael Klinger. It seems they forgot that there can be only four foreigners in the playing XI.
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    Default IPL Auction ends, Kaif is final player sold

    Bangalore buy Kaif for $130,000: Former India left-spinner Murali Kartik, who was unsold in the first round, was snapped up by Sahara Pune Warriors for $400,000 fetching him double his base price.

    Royal Challengers Bangalore made the last purchase of the auction when Mohammad Kaif was signed up for $130,000, the third time he came up for sale.

    ittle known Australian all-rounder Daniel Christian was the top pick on day two when he was purchased by Deccan Chargers for $900,000 after starting with a base price of $55,000.

    Pacer Umesh Yadav also got a good deal when he was snapped up by Delhi Daredevils for $750,000. Munaf Patel was another big buy on the day when he was bought by Mumbai Indians for $700,000 for seven times his base price, while Venugopal Rao was also sold for the same price to Delhi Dardevils in another shocking move.

    South African all-rounder Juan Theron was purchased by Deccan Chargers for $85,000, while Delhi Daredevils got Australian Travis Birth for $20,000 the same amount that Royal Challengers Bangalore paid for South African Jonathan Vandiar.

    Kings XI Punjab opened their account on the second day by bagging former England all-rounder Dmitri Mascarenhas at his base price of $100,000. They then made another shocking purchase by getting little known Queensland fast bowler Nathan Rimmington for his base price of $20,000.

    Delhi Daredevils also paid the same price to secure the services of New Zealand batsman Colin Ingram for $100,000, while Deccan Chargers got former Rajasthan Royals player Michael Lumb for $80,000.

    Mumbai Indians also added another all-rounder to their side with the purchase of Australian Moises Henriques for $50,000, who had earlier played for Kolkata Knight Riders. The Sachin Tendulkar-led side also bagged South Australian batsman Aiden Blizzard for his base price of $20,000.

    Meanwhile, Indian discards Wasim Jaffer and VRV Singh did not find any takers yet again after starting with a base price of $100,000.

    A total of 28 unsold players went under the hammer again after the ten franchisees submitted their choice from the original list of 238 unsold players from the regular auction round that spanned over two days.

    The result of the re-auction of the unsold players:
    Murali Kartik $400,000 (200,000) to Sahara Pune Warriors
    Jesse Ryder $150,000 (100,000) to Sahara Pune Warriors
    Mohammad Kaif $130,00 (100,000) to Royal Challengers Bangalore
    Colin Ingram $100,000 (100,000) to Delhi Daredevils
    Michael Lumb $80,000 (50,000) to Deccan Chargers
    Nathan Rimmington $20,000 (20,000) to Kings XI Punjab
    Aiden Blizzard $20,000 (20,000) to Mumbai Indians
    Dimitri Mascarenhas $100,000 (100,000) to Kings XI Punjab
    Jonathan Vandiar $20,000 (20,000) to Royal Challengers Bangalore
    Moises Henriques $50,000 (50,000) to Mumbai Indians
    Juan Theron $85,000 (50,000) to Deccan Chargers
    Travis Birt $20,000 (20,000) to Delhi Daredevils
    Robert Frylinck 20,000 (20,000) to Delhi Daredevils
    VRV Singh (100,000) UNSOLD
    Daniel Harris (20,000) UNSOLD
    David Miller (100,000) UNSOLD
    Dillon du Preez (50,000) UNSOLD
    Lendl Simmons (50,000) UNSOLD
    Wasim Jaffer (100,000) UNSOLD
    Adam Voges (100,000) UNSOLD
    Jamie How (50,000) UNSOLD
    Colin de Grandhomme (20,000) to UNSOLD
    Glenn Maxwell (20,000) to UNSOLD
    Tim Southee (100,000) UNSOLD
    Loots Bosman (50,000) UNSOLD
    Xavier Doherty (100,000) UNSOLD
    Luke Ronchi (50,000) UNSOLD
    Rangana Herath (50,000) UNSOLD
    17:28 PM Kaif goes unsold again: New Zealand all-rounder Jesse Ryder was the first unsold player to be sold from the list of 28 players, who were up for grabs again.

    Ryder, who started with a base price of $100,000, was bought by the newly-formed franchise for $150,000.

    Meanwhile, former India players VRV Singh and Mohammad Kaif, who started with the same base price was once again unsold.

    South African David Miller up for grabs at $100,000 and Australian Daniel Harris at $20,000 were also ignored.

    Dillon du Preez, starting at $50,000, also did not find a buyer.
    17:14 PM Ganguly, Lara get another chance: A total of 28 unsold players will go under the hammer again as the ten franchisees make one final attempt to bolster their squad.

    The likes of Sourav Ganguly, Brian Lara, Sanath Jayasuriya and Chris Gayle will get another chance to find themselves a buyer.

    All the 352 players went under the hammer out of which 238 were unsold in the regular round of auction.

    Each team was required to list names of the players they would like to sign up from the remaining unsold players, who have now come up for auction again.

    A look at which players each of the ten team have bought so far:

    Deccan Chargers

    Dale Steyn $1.2 million (200,000)

    Kevin Pietersen: $650,000 (400,000)

    Cameron White: $1.1 million (300,000)

    Kumar Sangakkara: $700,000 (300,000)

    JP Duminy: $300,000 (200,000)

    Shikhar Dhawan: $300,000 (100,000)

    Ishant Sharma $450,000 (200,000)

    Pragyan Ojha $500,000 (200,000)

    Amit Mishra $300,000 (100,000)

    Dan Christian $900,000 (55,000)

    MS Gony $290,000 (50,000)

    Chris Lynn $20,000 (20,000)
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    Default Faf du Plessis bought by Chennai Super Kings for $120,000

    South African player, Faf du Plessis, has got much media attention after being bought by Chennai Super Kings for $120,000 in the post-lunch session on the second day of Indian Premier League auction in Bangalore on Sunday.

    He was placed in the IPL 2011 players’ auction with $20000 base price. His price was hiked six times than his base price. Titans all-rounder, Faf du Plessis, is expected to be a key player for his IPL club, Chennai Super Kings.

    The 26-year-old player is yet to make his debut in any format of cricket team. He has very good all-rounder performance. He has played 71 first-class matches where he scored 3560 including 4 hundreds and 26 half-centuries with an average of 33.58.

    Faf du Plessis can be used as alternative bowler. In his 71 first-class matches, he has taken 32 wickets. He will be a key player for CSK.

    Uncapped, Faf du Plessis, has been called up in the South African squad for the five-match ODI series against India. He is supposed to replace veteran all-rounder, Jacques Kallis, who wasn’t considered because of an injury sustained to his rib during the current Test series. Jacques Kallis has been restored for the upcoming World Cup 2011.
    It is obviously a big chance for Faf du Plessis to prove his talent.
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    Default Kolkata Knight Riders bought young Australian bowler James Pattinson for $100,000

    On 9th January 2011, one of the IPL franchises, Kolkata Knight Riders, has bought the young Australian pacer, James Pattinson, for $100,000, which was his base price in the IPL 2011 auction list.

    This young fast bowler was bought on the second day of the players’ auction for the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

    The twenty-year-old player, who currently plays for Victoria, is yet to make his debut for Australia in any format of cricket game.

    Recently, James Pattinson has been included in the Prime Minister's XI squad to play England in Canberra next week. He is supposed to replace Mitchell Starc, who will miss Monday's match at Manuka Oval through injury.

    James Pattinson has already played four First-class matches. He has very good form in the in the First-class matches. He has taken 12 wickets at an average of 27.33.

    James Pattinson is waiting to get call from national selectors. It is perhaps that his inclusion in the KKR team will help him to get chance in the national squad.

    Another bowler, who went to Pune for the same price, is South Africa’s Alfonso Thomas. The 33-year-old player has played only one T20 International.

    On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore bought two players, Rilee Rossouw and Nuwan Pradeep, for $20,000 each.

    Young Aussie all-rounder, Mitchell Marsh, was bought by new IPL franchise, Pune Warriors, for $290,000. Interestingly, his dad, Geoff Marsh, is the coach of this club.

    Kochi IPL bought English batsman, Owais Shah, for $200,000. Kochi IPL also bought South African Michael Klinger for $ 75,000 and Hastings for $20,000.
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    Default Delhi Daredevils bought Umesh Yadav for $750,000

    Fast bowler, Umesh Yadav, has been bought with an astounding price of $750,000 by Delhi Daredevils on the second day of the IPL players’ auction. He became the highest price bowler among the second group of fast bowlers.

    The twenty-three-year-old Umesh Yadav already played three ODI matches for Indian cricket team. He made his debut in the limited format of cricket game against Zimbabwe on 28th May 2010. He is yet to make his Test and T20 debut.

    However, he could not impress the selectors and home fans with his bowling skill. Playing 3 ODIs, he could manage to get only 1 wicket with an economy rate of 5.86. Though his form is not good in ODI format, he is struggling hard to cement his place in the national squad.

    It seems that Delhi Daredevils is satisfied to get him in the club. It is the time to see if he can serve his club successfully.

    Another big buy on the second day was Munaf Patel. He was bought by Mumbai Indians for $700,000, which is seven times more than is base price. His base price was $100,000.

    Venugopal Rao, who was sold for the same price to Delhi Dardevils, is considered to be another shocking move.

    Australian all-round, Daniel Christian, is still the big buy on day two after being bought by Deccan Chargers for $900,000 after starting with a base price of $55,000. He was sold for eighteen times his base price.
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    Default KKR to find a role for Ganguly: SRK

    Kolkata Knight Riders' owner and Bollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan on Monday said he would try and find a role for Sourav Ganguly in his IPL team after the former India skipper remained unsold.

    Ganguly, who led KKR in the last edition, was left red-faced as none of the 10 franchisees showed interest in buying him at the two-day auction in Bangalore.

    "I would love it. I would love Sourav to be an integral part. You don't have a team in Kolkata without him. So, I will speak to Dada when I get back," Shah Rukh said.

    The fans of Ganguly on Sunday burnt Khan's effigies in Kolkata protesting his exclusion from the team.

    Shah Rukh refused to speak on why other teams ignored the former India captain.

    "I don't think I should be commenting on the nine other people. There are 350 to 400 players. There are 10 teams with think-tanks varying in hundred of numbers, the permutations and combinations. I don't think any of us can comment really on who should pick who? I don't think we have the right to do that.

    "Auction is actually like a chance. It is very difficult to be completely confirmed on what you do in the auction. So things go wrong… the kind of money you have, which players come first, lots of decisions have to be made," he said.
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    Default How the IPL teams stand after the auction

    The 2011 Indian Premier League Players' Auction proved a blessing in disguise for the top cricket stars around the world.

    A total of 127 players were sold in the two-day auction at the ITC Gardenia hotel in Bangalore, while 12 players were originally retained by the franchises ahead of the auction.

    Harish Kotian presents the list of auctioned players.

    Deccan Chargers

    Total Players: 14

    Amount spent: $6,875, 000

    Amount remaining: $2,125, 000

    Dale Steyn: $1.2 million (200,000)

    Kevin Pietersen: $650,000 (400,000)

    Cameron White: $1.1 million (300,000)

    Kumar Sangakkara: $700,000 (300,000)

    JP Duminy: $300,000 (200,000)

    Shikhar Dhawan: $300,000 (100,000)

    Ishant Sharma: $450,000 (200,000)

    Pragyan Ojha: $500,000 (200,000)

    Amit Mishra: $300,000 (100,000)

    Dan Christian: $900,000 (55,000)

    MS Gony: $290,000 (50,000)

    Chris Lynn: $20,000 (20,000)

    Juan Theron: $85,000 (50,000)

    Michael Lumb: $80,000 (50,000)

    Kolkata Knight Riders

    Total Players: 12

    Amount spent: $8,575, 000

    Amount remaining: $,425, 000

    Gautam Gambhir: $2.4 million (200,000)

    Yusuf Pathan: $2.1 million (300,000)

    Jacques Kallis: $1.1 million (300,000)

    Brad Haddin: $325,000 (200,000)

    Shakib Al Hasan: $425,000 (200,000)

    Brett Lee: $400,000 (400,000)

    Eoin Morgan: $350,000 (200,000)

    Manoj Tiwary: 475,000 (100,000)

    Lakshmipathy Balaji: $500,000 (100,000)

    Jaidev Unadkat: 250,000 (50,000)

    Ryan ten Doeschate: 150,000 (50,000)

    James Pattinson: $100,000 (100,000)

    Royal Challengers Bangalore

    Total Players: 16

    Amount spent: $8,640, 000

    Amount remaining: $360, 000

    Tillakaratne Dilshan: $650,000 (400,000)

    Zaheer Khan: $900,000 (300,000)

    AB de Villiers: $1.1 million (400,000)

    Daniel Vettori: $550,000 (400,000)

    Saurabh Tiwary: $1.6 million (100,000)

    Dirk Nannes: $650,000 (200,000)

    Cheteshwar Pujara: $700,000 (100,000)

    Charl Langeveldt: $140,000 (100,000)

    Luke Pomersbach: $50,000 (20,000)

    Abhimanyu Mithun: $260,000 (100,000)

    Johan Van der Wath: $50,000 (50,000)

    Rilee Rossouw: $20,000 (20,000)

    Nuwan Pradeep: $20,000 (20,000)

    Mohammad Kaif: 130,000 (100,000)

    Jonathan Vandiar: $20,000 (20,000)

    Mumbai Indians

    Total Players: 12

    Amount spent: $8,520, 000

    Amount remaining: $480, 000

    Rohit Sharma: $2 million (200,000)

    Andrew Symonds: $850,000 (300,000)

    David Jacobs: $190,000 (20,000)

    James Franklin: 100,000, (100,000)

    Munaf Patel: $700,000 (100,000)

    Clint McKay: $110,000 (100,000)

    Moises Henriques: $50,000 (50,000)

    Aiden Blizzard: $20,000 (20,000)

    Sahara Pune Warriors

    Total Players: 14

    Amount spent: $8,070, 000

    Amount remaining: $930, 000

    Yuvraj Singh: $1.8 million (400,000)

    Graeme Smith: $500,000 (400,000)

    Robin Uthappa: $2.1 million (200,000)

    Angelo Matthews: $950,000 (300,000)

    Tim Paine: $270,000 (100,000)

    Ashish Nehra: $850,000 (200,000)

    Nathan McCullum: 100,000 (100,000)

    Callum Ferguson: $300,000 (100,000)

    Wayne Parnell: $160,000 (100,000)

    Mitchell Marsh: $290,000 (100,000)

    Jerome Taylor: $100,000 (100,000)

    Alfonso Thomas: $100,000 (50,000)

    Jesse Ryder: 150,000 (100,000)

    Murali Kartik: $400,000 (200,000)

    Team Kochi

    Total Players: 17

    Amount spent: $8,640, 000

    Amount remaining: $360, 000

    Mahela Jayawardene: $1.5 million (400,000)

    VVS Laxman: $400,000 (300,000)

    Brendon McCullum: $475,000 (400,000)

    S Sreesanth: $900,000 (200,000)

    RP Singh: $500,000 (200,000)

    Parthiv Patel: $290,000 (100,000)

    Ravindra Jadeja: $950,000 (100,000)

    Steven Smith: $200,000 (200,000)

    Muttiah Muralitharan: $1.1 million (300,000)

    Ramesh Powar: 180,000 (100,000)

    Brad Hodge: $425,000 (200,000)

    Thisara Perera: $80,000 (50,000)

    R Vinay Kumar: $475,000 (100,000)

    Steven O'Keefe: $20,000 (20,000)

    Owais Shah: $200,000 (200,000)

    Michael Klinger: $75,000 (20,000)

    John Hastings: $20,000 (20,000)

    Delhi Daredevils

    Total Players: 17

    Amount spent: $8,250, 000

    Amount remaining: $750, 000

    Irfan Pathan: $1.9 million (300,000)

    David Warner: $750,000 (200,000)

    Naman Ojha: $270,000 (100,000)

    James Hopes: $350,000 (200,000)

    Morne Morkel: $475,000 (100,000)

    Aaron Finch: $300,000 (100,000)

    Matthew Wade: $100,000 (100,000)

    Ajit Agarkar: $210,000 (100,000)

    Ashok Dinda: $375,000 (100,000)

    Umesh Yadav: $750,000 (50,000)

    Roelof Van der Merwe: $50,000 (50,000)

    Venugopal Rao: $700,000 (100,000)

    Andrew McDonald: $80,000 (50,000)

    Colin Ingram: $100,000 (100,000)

    Robert Frylinck 20,000 (20,000)

    Chennai Super Kings

    Total Players: 18

    Amount spent: $8,615, 000

    Amount remaining: $385, 000

    Michael Hussey: $425,000 (200,000)

    Wriddhiman Saha: $100,000 (100,000)

    Dwayne Bravo: 200,000 (200,000)

    Doug Bollinger: $700,000 (200,000)

    R Ashwin: $850,000 (100,000)

    S Badrinath: $800,000 (100,000)

    Scott Styris: $100,000 (100,000)

    Ben Hilfenhaus: $100,000 (100,000)

    Joginder Sharma: $150,000 (100,000)

    Nuwan Kulasekara: $100,000 (100,000)

    Sudeep Tyagi: $240,000 (50,000)

    Suraj Randiv: $80,000 (50,000)

    George Bailey: $50,000 (50,000)

    Francois du Plessis: 120,000 (20,000)

    Rajasthan Royals

    Total Players: 8

    Amount spent: $6,195, 000

    Amount remaining: $805, 000

    (Rajasthan Royals were allotted budget of $7 million because of Bombay High court order)

    Ross Taylor: $1 million (400,000)

    Rahul Dravid: $500,000 (400,000)

    Johan Botha: $950,000 (200,000)

    Paul Collingwood: $250,000 (200,000)

    Shaun Tait: $300,000 (300,000)

    Pankaj Singh: 95,000 (50,000)

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    Default Coach Bevan happy with Kings XI Punjab squad

    As the players' auction for the fourth edition of the IPL concluded on Sunday, Kings XI Punjab coach Michael Bevan expressed satisfaction with the team at his disposal.

    The Punjab franchisee has players of the likes of Adam Gilchrist , David Hussey , Dinesh Karthik , Dimitri Mascarehas Abhishek Nayar , Praveen Kumar Stuart Broad , Nathan Rimmington and Ryan Harris.

    Shaun Marsh and Piyush Chawla were part of the team earlier and were again bought this year by the franchise.

    "I am very happy with the way the KXIP management was able to put into action the strategic plan that we had drawn to buy players for the upcoming season.

    "The team has shaped up with a right mix of batsmen, bowlers and all-rounders thereby ensuring that we are strong on each compartment of the game," Bevan said.

    The Twenty20 tournament will begin from April 8.
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    Default IPL franchisees may start signing uncapped players from Monday

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has said that IPL franchisees may start the process of signing up the uncapped players for the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League from Monday. The signing of uncapped players will give a final shape to the squads of 10 teams in the fray.

    The teams will use the remaining balance of their $9 million salary cap to buy these players.

    'According to IPL regulations the uncapped Indian players can be taken on fixed fees which are determined by when they first played First Class or List A cricket,' a BCCI release said.

    As per the pay structure for the uncapped players, cricketers, who have not played or first played Ranji Trophy, First Class or List A in the 2009-10 or 2010-11 season will get Rs 10 lakh per annum.

    Rs 20 lakh per annum is for the players, who first played Ranji Trophy (First Class or List A) in the 2006-07, 2007-08 or 2008-09 seasons.

    Those cricketers, who first played Ranji Trophy (First Class or List A) in the 2005-06 or earliers seasons, will have a salary cap of Rs 30 lakh per annum.

    The players auction concluded on Sunday in Bangalore with 127 players were bought by different teams.

    Out of a total of 127 players sold in the auction India had the maximum were from India (45) followed by Australia (36), South Africa (18), Sri Lanka (9), England (7), New Zealand (7), West Indies (3), Bangladesh (1), Netherlands (1).

    The 2011 IPL season will start from April 8, 2011 and conclude on May 28.
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    Default Gayle disappointed by IPL snub

    West Indies opener Chris Gayle is surprised and disappointed after being snubbed by IPL franchises during the players' auction for the event's fourth edition.

    "I'm sure all those IPL franchises, everyone will know what I'm capable of. I didn't have anything to prove. It's unfortunate things didn't come off in the IPL, disappointed but at the same time you've got to live life and still got to move on," Gayle said.

    "It's sad the way things go down but there's nothing I can do about it. Yeah I'm a bit surprised," the West Indian was quoted as saying by the Australian Associated Press.

    chris gayleIn a major embarrassment for the star batsman, who played for Kolkata Knight Riders last season, none of the 10 franchises bid for Gayle in both rounds of auctions that concluded in Bangalore on Sunday. He played for the Kolkata Knight Riders during the previous two seasons.

    The Caribbean destroyer, however, added that he was overlooked by all 10 IPL franchises for the fourth edition due to his international commitments.

    Gayle would have only been available for about two weeks of the April 8-May 22 tournament, making his reserve price tag of $400,000 an expensive package.
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    Default IPL responsible for Australia's decline: Miandad

    Karachi : Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has blamed the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Australia's stunning downfall saying the money-spinning Twenty20 league has left their top cricketers completely distracted.

    Miandad's advice to international stars, especially from Australia, is to think twice before falling in the 'cash trap' again.

    The Aussies, who till last year seemed to be almost invincible, have come crashing down following their woeful Ashes campaign. Australia lost the Ashes contest at home 1-3 and slumped to fifth place in the Test rankings.

    'I believe Australia's slump has a lot to do with their players' association with the IPL,' Miandad was quoted as saying by The News in an interview Tuesday.

    'Most of their top players got a bit too distracted because of the big cash thrown at them by the IPL. They even started ignoring national duty which has really caused their downfall,' he said.

    Miandad is of the view that top players like Glen McGrath, Shane Warne and Adam Gilchrist retired from Test cricket before their time so that they could earn the IPL millions.

    'All of that has really hurt the Australians, who I am sure would have not slumped like this if their players had resis
    ted the temptation to earn big bucks that was used to lure them by the IPL.'
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    Default KKR has made a mistake: Sourav's brother Snehasish

    Even as Sourav Ganguly remained tight-lipped after failing to get a buyer at the IPL auction, people close to him expressed their bewilderment at the franchises spurning the most successful Indian captain and the third highest scorer in last year's league.
    Ganguly's elder brother Snehasish, himself once a reputed first class cricketer, said the former Indian captain has been unaffected by the developments.

    'He is ok. I spent the entire day with him Sunday. He is fine. After having played so much cricket, such things don't bother a person of his stature,' Snehasish said.

    On Monday, Ganguly was seen in a relaxed mood, playing volleyball with daughter Sana in the courtyard of his palatial residence at Behala in the city's southern outskirts.

    Snehasish said Kolkata Knight Riders has made a 'mistake' by giving the cold shoulder to his younger brother as a Sourav-Gautam Gambhir opening combination could have done wonders in the coming tournament.

    'I am bewildered... surprised... sad. I have been thinking about this for the last 24 hours. When Sourav's contemporaries like Rahul Dravid and V.V.S. Laxman can fetch good money, and many lesser known players are lapped up by teams, how come no one raised any bid for him,' Snehasish asked while speaking to IANS.
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    Default KKR ropes in Abdullah, Bisla

    Kolkata Knight Riders have roped in Mumbai all-rounded Iqbal Abdulla and Himachal Pradesh wicketkeeper Manvinder Bisla in their line-up for the coming fourth edition of the Indian Premier League.

    "We have signed deals with Iqbal and Bisla," said a KKR official.

    The official said the team was also in talks with stumper Shreevats Goswami, who was earlier with the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

    Abdullah has been a part of the KKR since the maiden IPL season, but played in only four games.

    Bisla would be playing in his second IPL season this year after having made his debut in 2010 for Kings XI Punjab.
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