Indian Premier League news December 21, 2012

IPL player auction on February 3

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The player auction ahead of the Indian Premier League's sixth season will be held on February 3, it was announced on Friday. The decision was conveyed to all nine franchise representatives during a workshop in Jodhpur. Later in the day, IPL chief executive Sundar Raman tweeted the news.

Though the venue for the auction is yet to be finalised, the representatives were told it would be held "in a metro". The auction, which is likely to see 37 players going under the hammer, was earlier expected to be held on January 12. However, the IPL authorities decided not to let it clash with India's one-day series against England (from January 11-27).

Meanwhile, besides briefing the representatives about the auction date and schedule, the workshop had the IPL organisers making various presentations related to player regulations, sponsors' obligations, etc. It was followed by one-on-ones with each of the nine team owners.

"It was a routine exercise, similar to what has happened during the earlier workshops," a franchise official said, preferring anonymity. "The workshop has kind of symbolised that the new season has indeed begun. It's time for everyone to start preparing."

Amol Karhadkar is a correspondent at ESPNcricinfo

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  • on December 23, 2012, 3:34 GMT

    To all those people who oppose IPL don't realize the following: (1) Youngsters get chance to perform (2) Players get very good money (no one likes to do or see the labor job - i.e. Test Match and get paid less) (3) Fans/BCCI/players are more excited about IPL than Tests and ODIs put together. The entire world operates on making more money and maximizing the happiness in life. BCCI makes more money, players get money, and fans enjoy the game very much... everyone wins :) (4) Players want to do well in ODI and Tests so that they get a chance in IPL.. which is the ultimate form of cricket. (5) IPL is difficult to play because batsman are faced with all kinds of bowlers and they need to score boundaries and score fast, which is not acceptable in Test.. which requires to play slow.. which is so easy.

  • Barry91 on December 22, 2012, 17:27 GMT

    Eagerly waiting for it..by the by ipl won spend money on Bangladeshi players except few like shakib upto date..because ipl already have big big stars they can't waste their money on them...still they are talented but their standard has to be improved more...like shakib who has special talent in himself has earned his place in ipl...tamil Iqbal just out of equation if if he cum he wil be unsold

  • on December 22, 2012, 12:30 GMT

    now ipl can be more interesting

  • asdfdsafsdfsdf on December 22, 2012, 12:09 GMT

    There is no desicion Yet taken on Pkaistan players

  • Suman_Star on December 22, 2012, 9:06 GMT

    @Jimbond - Well said buddy..while it is really "Interesting Tournament- especially to study the fan behaviour."...even the aussies, poms & kiwis have their stake...that is to keep on their tirade against IPL. Come on guys let us all just accept the facts that 1) IPL is and in the near foreseeable future will be the de-facto premier T20 tournament.. 2)India is a powerto be reckoned with when it comes to limited overs cricket 3)India is a minnow in tests right now....

  • abhiyog on December 22, 2012, 8:38 GMT

    @adnan_mamoon i agree with ur rule theory but its better for 8 countries to play proper test cricket than T20 leagues being set up all over the world and turning this game of cricket into a street show..........country v country is best for any sport........

  • on December 22, 2012, 7:48 GMT

    If Ipl misses Pk players yet again...Ipl will fail to gain worldclass status yet again.......

  • Tamimfan on December 22, 2012, 7:00 GMT

    @jimbond.. we can understand your grief. but it's cricket after all... is there any rule which says you can't be a fan of a player from different country? forget about country v country for a while and enjoy the sport man.. football is all about clubs, passion, history, fan following. that's why it is such a popular sport. cricket will forever have only eight competitive teams if we don't get over this country v country thing. ipl is the future of cricket, accept it or not

  • jimbond on December 22, 2012, 6:22 GMT

    Now the Indian fans can be happy again, they can start cheering for their boroughs- and be happy when Kallis hits Zaheer Khan for a boundary. And besides Indians, I guess (from the comments) that the ones who have the most stake are the Bangladeshi fans (who have dreams that one day their entire national team will be playing in IPL), and for some reason the Pakistani fans as well. Interesting Tournament- especially to study the fan behaviour.

  • on December 22, 2012, 5:49 GMT

    this time also shakib is with KKR (IPL-6).but Pune I guess put Tamim to the auction.I hope Tamim will get a chance to play in a good francize this year.

  • on December 23, 2012, 3:34 GMT

    To all those people who oppose IPL don't realize the following: (1) Youngsters get chance to perform (2) Players get very good money (no one likes to do or see the labor job - i.e. Test Match and get paid less) (3) Fans/BCCI/players are more excited about IPL than Tests and ODIs put together. The entire world operates on making more money and maximizing the happiness in life. BCCI makes more money, players get money, and fans enjoy the game very much... everyone wins :) (4) Players want to do well in ODI and Tests so that they get a chance in IPL.. which is the ultimate form of cricket. (5) IPL is difficult to play because batsman are faced with all kinds of bowlers and they need to score boundaries and score fast, which is not acceptable in Test.. which requires to play slow.. which is so easy.

  • Barry91 on December 22, 2012, 17:27 GMT

    Eagerly waiting for it..by the by ipl won spend money on Bangladeshi players except few like shakib upto date..because ipl already have big big stars they can't waste their money on them...still they are talented but their standard has to be improved more...like shakib who has special talent in himself has earned his place in ipl...tamil Iqbal just out of equation if if he cum he wil be unsold

  • on December 22, 2012, 12:30 GMT

    now ipl can be more interesting

  • asdfdsafsdfsdf on December 22, 2012, 12:09 GMT

    There is no desicion Yet taken on Pkaistan players

  • Suman_Star on December 22, 2012, 9:06 GMT

    @Jimbond - Well said buddy..while it is really "Interesting Tournament- especially to study the fan behaviour."...even the aussies, poms & kiwis have their stake...that is to keep on their tirade against IPL. Come on guys let us all just accept the facts that 1) IPL is and in the near foreseeable future will be the de-facto premier T20 tournament.. 2)India is a powerto be reckoned with when it comes to limited overs cricket 3)India is a minnow in tests right now....

  • abhiyog on December 22, 2012, 8:38 GMT

    @adnan_mamoon i agree with ur rule theory but its better for 8 countries to play proper test cricket than T20 leagues being set up all over the world and turning this game of cricket into a street show..........country v country is best for any sport........

  • on December 22, 2012, 7:48 GMT

    If Ipl misses Pk players yet again...Ipl will fail to gain worldclass status yet again.......

  • Tamimfan on December 22, 2012, 7:00 GMT

    @jimbond.. we can understand your grief. but it's cricket after all... is there any rule which says you can't be a fan of a player from different country? forget about country v country for a while and enjoy the sport man.. football is all about clubs, passion, history, fan following. that's why it is such a popular sport. cricket will forever have only eight competitive teams if we don't get over this country v country thing. ipl is the future of cricket, accept it or not

  • jimbond on December 22, 2012, 6:22 GMT

    Now the Indian fans can be happy again, they can start cheering for their boroughs- and be happy when Kallis hits Zaheer Khan for a boundary. And besides Indians, I guess (from the comments) that the ones who have the most stake are the Bangladeshi fans (who have dreams that one day their entire national team will be playing in IPL), and for some reason the Pakistani fans as well. Interesting Tournament- especially to study the fan behaviour.

  • on December 22, 2012, 5:49 GMT

    this time also shakib is with KKR (IPL-6).but Pune I guess put Tamim to the auction.I hope Tamim will get a chance to play in a good francize this year.

  • ftitumir on December 22, 2012, 4:58 GMT

    Not only Shakib & tamim, there should also some bd teenagers like nasir, anamul, shohag gazi include in IPL auction.

  • on December 22, 2012, 4:50 GMT

    Can't wait its going to be a cracker .. #ipl6 , they have to find a new caption for sixers (they said DLF maximum earlier)what will it be now pepsi??

  • on December 22, 2012, 2:42 GMT

    Will Pakistani players be on the auction list?

  • on December 21, 2012, 23:37 GMT

    what are the chances of pakistani players being selected for ipl 6???

  • here2rock on December 21, 2012, 23:19 GMT

    That explains why Indians were not interested in the Test Series against England,, they were already thinking about the auction and IPL.

  • SyedAreYouDumb on December 21, 2012, 21:38 GMT

    @imran hossain probably, they are great players! Shakib will definitely be in it (any team in ipl would sign him). But when will we know the full auction list of players??

  • on December 21, 2012, 21:34 GMT

    Thank you very much. Another year of downfall for Indian cricket starts.

  • on December 21, 2012, 20:06 GMT

    @Imran Hossain...Unlikely because Bangladesh have a full series tour to Zimbabwe during that time.

  • HouseMD on December 21, 2012, 19:54 GMT

    @imran hossain-- shakib already established himself in KKR, he is one of their main trump card. i think tamim, nasir, razzaq, sohag gazi and mahmudullah might get big team this time

  • on December 21, 2012, 19:38 GMT

    Shakib and Tamim already have deals with KKR and PWI respectively.

  • asiacricket1234 on December 21, 2012, 19:04 GMT

    Imran Shakib already has a team

  • on December 21, 2012, 18:34 GMT

    Shakib is still with KKR nd Tamim wid Pune Warriors!

  • getsetgopk on December 21, 2012, 18:33 GMT

    That picture is very funny and confusing at the same time, Shah Rukh Khan and that other lady, dont know her name but seems like a bollywood auction more than a cricket event hehe. No wonder Indian cricket is in shambles. But dont they just love it.

  • NairUSA on December 21, 2012, 18:24 GMT

    Many of the the Indian IPL stars get million plus fees for a season. If they are so much valued 20/20 players, why do not we see them being selected in other 20/20 leagues outside of India like BBL, BPL, SLPL etc?

  • on December 21, 2012, 18:00 GMT

    tamim is der but no shakib as he's retained by kkr...

  • Cpt.Meanster on December 21, 2012, 17:42 GMT

    I strongly feel the auction system should go away. I believe in DRAFTS like the NBA, NFL and NHL. Each team gets a random shot at a no.1 draft pick. The no.1 draft pick would be a popular player in world cricket at the moment. That makes a lot more sense than bringing in some old British guy with his neat hammer yelling awkward prices at human beings. Besides, most squads are settled. The only team that looks miserable are Kings XI Punjab. For the first time, I won't be tuning in to this auction. Hopefully, it is the last auction in the history of the IPL. Let's get on with the action.

  • on December 21, 2012, 17:36 GMT

    Will Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim be in IPL 6 Auction?

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  • on December 21, 2012, 17:36 GMT

    Will Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim be in IPL 6 Auction?

  • Cpt.Meanster on December 21, 2012, 17:42 GMT

    I strongly feel the auction system should go away. I believe in DRAFTS like the NBA, NFL and NHL. Each team gets a random shot at a no.1 draft pick. The no.1 draft pick would be a popular player in world cricket at the moment. That makes a lot more sense than bringing in some old British guy with his neat hammer yelling awkward prices at human beings. Besides, most squads are settled. The only team that looks miserable are Kings XI Punjab. For the first time, I won't be tuning in to this auction. Hopefully, it is the last auction in the history of the IPL. Let's get on with the action.

  • on December 21, 2012, 18:00 GMT

    tamim is der but no shakib as he's retained by kkr...

  • NairUSA on December 21, 2012, 18:24 GMT

    Many of the the Indian IPL stars get million plus fees for a season. If they are so much valued 20/20 players, why do not we see them being selected in other 20/20 leagues outside of India like BBL, BPL, SLPL etc?

  • getsetgopk on December 21, 2012, 18:33 GMT

    That picture is very funny and confusing at the same time, Shah Rukh Khan and that other lady, dont know her name but seems like a bollywood auction more than a cricket event hehe. No wonder Indian cricket is in shambles. But dont they just love it.

  • on December 21, 2012, 18:34 GMT

    Shakib is still with KKR nd Tamim wid Pune Warriors!

  • asiacricket1234 on December 21, 2012, 19:04 GMT

    Imran Shakib already has a team

  • on December 21, 2012, 19:38 GMT

    Shakib and Tamim already have deals with KKR and PWI respectively.

  • HouseMD on December 21, 2012, 19:54 GMT

    @imran hossain-- shakib already established himself in KKR, he is one of their main trump card. i think tamim, nasir, razzaq, sohag gazi and mahmudullah might get big team this time

  • on December 21, 2012, 20:06 GMT

    @Imran Hossain...Unlikely because Bangladesh have a full series tour to Zimbabwe during that time.