Kieron Pollard, Shane Bond among the big buys
The West Indies Kieron Pollard and New Zealand pacer Shane Bond were the biggest buys in the IPL ‘s first auction. But it was a surprise that not even a single Paki was bought.
Kieron Pollard was bid by teams- Mumbai Indians, Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata for $. But eventually in the tie breaker he went to Nita Ambani’s Mumbai Indians.
The same tie breaker happened to Shane Bond between Kolkata and Deccan Chargers but he went to the Knight Riders for $.
Kemar Roach, the Caribbean bowler, was spiritually bid by Deccan Chargers, Chennai and Kings XI but at last he went to the Deccan Chargers for $. Even his amount was surprising.
Next, the South African champion bowler in the T World Cup, Wayne Parnell was bought by the Delhi Daredevils for a amount of $.
The England batsman Eoin Morgan was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for $.
The only Indian player in the auction, Mohammad Kaif was bought by the Kings XI Punjab for $.
Only three of India’s Under- players, priced at Rs. each, were eligible to play in the IPL and they were chosen by a draft system. Bangalore picked U- captain Ashok Menaria, Deccan went for Harmeet Singh and Mumbai opted for Harshal Patel.
- Sold players: Kieron Pollard (Mumbai, USD+), Shane Bond (Kolkata, +), Kemar Roach (Deccan, ), Wayne Parnell (Delhi, ), Mohammad Kaif (Punjab, ), Eoin Morgan (Bangalore, ), Damien Martyn (Rajasthan, ), Justin Kemp (Chennai, ), Thissara Perera (Chennai, ), Adam Voges (Rajasthan, ), Yusuf Abdulla (Punjab, )