IPL 2011 news December 31, 2010

IPL cuts 66 players from auction list

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The IPL has pruned its auction list for the next season from a preliminary 416 to 350, and also increased the base prices of Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman. All 80 players named in the top three price bands of the preliminary list have retained their place in the final list for the auction, which is scheduled to be held in Bangalore on January 8 and 9.

In the preliminary list, 21 players including former West Indies batsman Brian Lara had been in the highest bracket of US$400,000, a bunch that Ganguly has now joined after his reserve price was raised from $200,000. Laxman, who has had a vintage year in Tests in 2010, also had his base price bumped up from $200,000 to $300,000.

Ganguly and Laxman are not the first players to modify their reserve prices. Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble had earlier changed their base price from $200,000 to $400,000. An IPL official confirmed that the players had the right to choose their reserve price. "This has been the practice in every IPL," said the league's chief operating officer Sundar Raman, "we merely set the bands of reserve prices."

But one of the franchise officials put a different spin to Ganguly increasing his base price. "Ganguly might have understood that there are not many franchises willing to even consider him. But to my knowledge one of the franchises has already assured him that they will buy him out. So, if there is only one franchise willing to buy but assuring him why not hike his price then. Probably that made Ganguly hike his price."

Previous IPL auctions have shown that base prices are not indicative of the final amount for which the franchise will buy the player. For example, at the first auction in 2008, Ishant Sharma was listed at $150,000 but was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders at $950,000, while Hayden was listed at $250,000 and was bought by Chennai Super Kings at $375,000. "With the requirement of each franchise minimal, virtually more than half of these players in the auction list will not attract any attention," an IPL official said.

Only 12 players were retained by their teams ahead of the auction, with three of the eight existing franchises - Kings XI Punjab, Deccan Chargers and Kolkata - choosing to release all their players into the auction pool. As a result, those three franchises will have the entire complement of $9 million at their disposal for the auction, while the other teams will begin the auctions with purses reduced in accordance to the number of players they retained. Chennai and Mumbai Indians, who retained the maximum allowed four players each, will go into the auction with only $4.5 million to spend.

The season is set to go ahead with 10 teams and 74 matches as originally planned, since the BCCI is not likely to move the Supreme Court after it lost its High Court appeals against the stay orders granted to the termination of Punjab and Rajasthan.

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  • peterss on January 7, 2011, 23:23 GMT

    Its not going to be much of a challenge again for CSK. They are gonna win it again pretty easily. Maybe except for MI who seem capable to pose a challenge

  • on January 7, 2011, 15:06 GMT

    @Givemefood and all other Ganguly haters : I don understand why u ppl always criticise Dada for watever he does? He is a fantastic T20 player, he proved it by top scoring for KKr in season 3. Moreover the myth that only Bengalis support Dada is false! I'm a Bangalorean, I have never visited Bengal, nor am i bengali, but i just love dada.

  • bluebillion on January 7, 2011, 14:06 GMT

    Why does Dravid feel that he is a better T20 player than Gambhir or even Uthappa? What will happen is that he wont get picked up by any team and will end up embarassing himself. And Ganguly - well good luck! Comeon guys ... have some dignity and selfrespect.

  • on January 7, 2011, 6:16 GMT

    FI to all. Players themselves decide the reserve price barcket for themselves. Any argument on bracket like who is where and where should be is useless. I feel some players like Lara, Ganguly, Dravid, Jayasuria, McGrath, Murlitharan, Kumble, who are legends of their time should get respects and they themselves also sould maintain some dignity. Such players should opt for mentor, commentator, coach and jobs like that, as they are not playing active cricket.If they start comparing themselves with young generation, they are not doing good to their image and they also lose respect from their fans.

  • rockdworldxi on January 6, 2011, 17:54 GMT

    royal challengers bangalore have made a big mistake by not retaining jacques kallis and dale steyn and kkr by not retaining chris gayle

  • Musa0000 on January 5, 2011, 19:05 GMT

    plz Take 4 pakistani playerz atleast.......Imran Nazir, Sahid afridi, Umar akma,l KAmran Akmal..........ipl will rock.plzz

  • on January 5, 2011, 5:17 GMT

    Dear Mr Sandeep Sinha, The rest of the players will have to be selected from the catchment area divided between the 10 IPL teams. The number of foreign players will remain 4.

  • on January 4, 2011, 22:30 GMT

    wat about afghan players plz give us information .s there any afghan player in IPL

  • on January 4, 2011, 17:41 GMT

    I have a super doubt in my mind, there are 349 players at auction, out of which only 49 Indian players, and total players already retained( Indian) is 7. That makes 49+7= 56. And in this season there will be 10 teams. All team have to play maximum of 4 foreigners. that makes 7 Indian in every team = 70 Indian in total. But there are only 56 Indian players there. So what will happen here. Will BCCI increase the foreign players in each team. or what will happen. I am very curious to know this. Reply gurus

  • fasih123 on January 4, 2011, 12:31 GMT

    why no pakistani muhammad hafeez and ahmd shehzad are good opener for IPL 2011

  • peterss on January 7, 2011, 23:23 GMT

    Its not going to be much of a challenge again for CSK. They are gonna win it again pretty easily. Maybe except for MI who seem capable to pose a challenge

  • on January 7, 2011, 15:06 GMT

    @Givemefood and all other Ganguly haters : I don understand why u ppl always criticise Dada for watever he does? He is a fantastic T20 player, he proved it by top scoring for KKr in season 3. Moreover the myth that only Bengalis support Dada is false! I'm a Bangalorean, I have never visited Bengal, nor am i bengali, but i just love dada.

  • bluebillion on January 7, 2011, 14:06 GMT

    Why does Dravid feel that he is a better T20 player than Gambhir or even Uthappa? What will happen is that he wont get picked up by any team and will end up embarassing himself. And Ganguly - well good luck! Comeon guys ... have some dignity and selfrespect.

  • on January 7, 2011, 6:16 GMT

    FI to all. Players themselves decide the reserve price barcket for themselves. Any argument on bracket like who is where and where should be is useless. I feel some players like Lara, Ganguly, Dravid, Jayasuria, McGrath, Murlitharan, Kumble, who are legends of their time should get respects and they themselves also sould maintain some dignity. Such players should opt for mentor, commentator, coach and jobs like that, as they are not playing active cricket.If they start comparing themselves with young generation, they are not doing good to their image and they also lose respect from their fans.

  • rockdworldxi on January 6, 2011, 17:54 GMT

    royal challengers bangalore have made a big mistake by not retaining jacques kallis and dale steyn and kkr by not retaining chris gayle

  • Musa0000 on January 5, 2011, 19:05 GMT

    plz Take 4 pakistani playerz atleast.......Imran Nazir, Sahid afridi, Umar akma,l KAmran Akmal..........ipl will rock.plzz

  • on January 5, 2011, 5:17 GMT

    Dear Mr Sandeep Sinha, The rest of the players will have to be selected from the catchment area divided between the 10 IPL teams. The number of foreign players will remain 4.

  • on January 4, 2011, 22:30 GMT

    wat about afghan players plz give us information .s there any afghan player in IPL

  • on January 4, 2011, 17:41 GMT

    I have a super doubt in my mind, there are 349 players at auction, out of which only 49 Indian players, and total players already retained( Indian) is 7. That makes 49+7= 56. And in this season there will be 10 teams. All team have to play maximum of 4 foreigners. that makes 7 Indian in every team = 70 Indian in total. But there are only 56 Indian players there. So what will happen here. Will BCCI increase the foreign players in each team. or what will happen. I am very curious to know this. Reply gurus

  • fasih123 on January 4, 2011, 12:31 GMT

    why no pakistani muhammad hafeez and ahmd shehzad are good opener for IPL 2011

  • on January 4, 2011, 7:33 GMT

    My Dream Team Would Be For Kolkata Knight Riders. IPL 2011 ...1}Gayle 2}Tamim iqbal.3}.MK Tiwary,4}.Yousif Parthan.5}.CA Pujara, 6} AD Mathews, 7} ABDUL RAZZAQ...8} WP Saha†,9}.Shukla 10}.M Kartik, 11} AB Dinda,.........that's will be kkr best team ever................best of luck kkr

  • khalidzia2009 on January 4, 2011, 5:52 GMT

    Dear Mr.KrashNBurn,

    I or even ganguly would not have expected these harsh words from you.You write he ruined the careers of quite a few players.Can you just name one of them ask any player who played him they will tell you the truth he was the one who encouraged the new players like sewag yurraj harbagan zaheer nehra kaif gambir.boss he is scrored 11632 runs with 22 centuries and 72 half in oneday and 7212 runs with 16 centuries and 35 half and boss 99 test wickets and 171 oneday wickets and 100 catches in onedays and 71 in test dont you think he deserve to be in the top bracket my dear you have a hatred for any player dont hurt the feelings of others.he is a plus point for any team.so dada best of luck and hope you get a balaced team this time and win the 4th edition.

    khalid zia duabi u.a.e basicaly from chennai.

  • KrashNBurn on January 3, 2011, 12:41 GMT

    There goes Mr. Ego, nobody is more sure of himself than him, you sure have to give him that. I myself dont like ever since he became captain, bcos he played his favorites and ruined the careers of quite a few players and its not like he singlehandedly made India competitive abroad, most of the credit for that should goto Dravid. Given his susceptibility to pace and bounce and his progressively diminishing figures, he is just about a good batsman. The most impressive thing about him is his combative nature and my fondest memory of him was his shirt twirling act in Lords. I was never able to digest Flintoff's topless antic on the pitch and Ganguly made it a bit more tolerable. Going through the comments its fairly obvious why he is able to raise his base price, he always has had a fair number of fans everywhere in India and I dont think people may protest in Eden Gardens if he doesnt play for KKR.

  • ghostkadost on January 3, 2011, 11:57 GMT

    Were there any notable names in the list of player dropped. Surely the readers are not supposed to find that out by themselves.

    @boom_boom_Afridi_and_Razzaq, Afridi destroying any bowling attack would depend on which side of the bed he woke up. Highly unpredictable. Was I sleeping when Pakistan were playing against NZ just a week back?

  • tikna on January 3, 2011, 10:25 GMT

    Why have they not named the players whose name have been removed?

  • passionate_cricket_follower on January 3, 2011, 2:41 GMT

    sourav ganguly's price hiked? what a joke! prolly the article says it all. he knows he'd have to be picked by KKR for his brand equity and not for his cricketing skills. he doesn't have any more cricket left in him. on the other hand, vvs laxman, who's ODI career was destroyed by ganguly himself, deserves a hike in his price.

  • boom_boom_Afridi_and_Razzaq on January 2, 2011, 16:29 GMT

    boom booom AFRIDI BOOM BOOM RAZZAQ these 2 together would destroy the IPL bowlers no need for anyone else.

  • boom_boom_Afridi_and_Razzaq on January 2, 2011, 16:26 GMT

    my dream team would be : IMRAN NAZIR < MOHAMMED HAFEEZ SHAHID AFRIDI ABDUL RAZZAQ SACHIN TENDULKAR MS DHONI MOHAMMED AMIR WAHAB RIAZ UMAR GUL SOHAIL TANVIR KAMRAN AKMAL UMAR AKMAL . all these players togerther would basically iniate any t20i team just imagine arfridi and razzaq tearing the ipl bowlers apart.

  • Mark_Smith on January 2, 2011, 16:15 GMT

    This absoutley ridiculous! Where are the Pakistani players. I urge anyone who believes in fairness and equality to boycott this farce of a cricket tournament.

  • kryptofluorine on January 2, 2011, 10:21 GMT

    Lance Klusener is better option for IPL-2011. Last time he played the T20 in Zimbabwe Domestic(November 2010) made the quickest 50 in 17 balls included 7 huge sixes and he is always a smart choice for T20 cricket and a great player who has been proved every time with bat n ball.Fans still missing this great player into action in IPL. IPL really need quality all rounder like Lance Klusener,who can rocks both the competition and spectators hearts.

  • on January 2, 2011, 7:10 GMT

    Once again, dada is going to prove his critics were wrong

  • on January 2, 2011, 6:57 GMT

    Good to see Shakib and Iqbal in the list. Two very talented players from Bangladesh. Suprised to see that there is no Manish Pandey in the list of uncapped players.

  • rayann on January 2, 2011, 6:30 GMT

    WHT HAPPEN TO THE PAK PLAYERS?

  • on January 2, 2011, 3:43 GMT

    Sourav Ganguly just test & odi player not t2o t20 player........

  • arvindthiru on January 2, 2011, 2:52 GMT

    Rusty theron and perera at 50 K and davy jacobs at 20 K are very attractive base prices !!

  • on January 2, 2011, 2:46 GMT

    Each team should be forced to have atleast 2 home players I would like to understand why Ghambir was released, was it because he was too costly for Delhi as they chose Sehwag? With the kind of money at exposure, i would wonder that the utility players and big hitters will gain...wait for YPathan and Warner being sold at say 800M

  • UdayKBN on January 1, 2011, 18:50 GMT

    Why there is no Monish Pandey in the auction list ? First Indian player to hit a IPL 100..... Some thing is going on in here.... If so, they will miss a young talent :(

  • Ponkumar on January 1, 2011, 14:58 GMT

    Mumbai Indians have retained 1. Sachin, 2. Harbajan 3. Mallinga 4. Pollard Chennai have retained 1. Dohni 2. A.Morkal 3. S.Raina 4. M.Vijay Delhi have retained 1. Sewag

  • titansnights on January 1, 2011, 13:59 GMT

    My IPL Invincible eleven...1.Sachin 2.Sehwag 3.Pollard 4.De Villiers 5.Dhoni/Gilchrist 6.Shakib 7.Vettori 8.Kumble 9.Steyn 10.Malinga 11.Morney Markel and 12th man:Tamim Iqbal/Umar Gul

  • titansnights on January 1, 2011, 13:47 GMT

    why is Pakistan players not playing...diplomatic moves required, and avoid political conflicts

  • MAYANK.DHAKAD on January 1, 2011, 12:16 GMT

    Any idea What players have Mumbai Indians retained??

  • on January 1, 2011, 9:06 GMT

    I know why only Ganguly has to testify all the time....bcoz he is from east,that's why...if he had been from the dominant west/south.....people woudl not have said a word...even Sachin's and Ganguly's under 19 coach recently admitted this fact.....This is just bloody regionalism!! Again I dont think you need to be a bengali to support Dada and again I am not one!

  • Mannix16 on January 1, 2011, 7:45 GMT

    Whoa just saw the list and there were some very very surprising ones... mcgrath for only 50K..... jayasuriya for 200K even though he didn't even barely total 100 runs in last IPL... vaas and nathan mccullum for only 100K when vaas owned the ipl3 last year and nathan saved NZ from a lot of T20 matches with his bowling AND batting.... jehan mubarak was only 20K which i thought was ridiculous... the first 2020 world cup, he was brilliant... Thissara Perera only 50K too and he is in good form... lot of new sri lankans playing this time.... should be interesting to see if they even get a match hahahaa roach was only 100K too.... lot of new players including australia and sri lanka... some new english and west indian players too... think ipl should raise no. of international players on a team to 5 cause otherwise majority of these players aren't gonna play a single game

  • on January 1, 2011, 7:16 GMT

    David Jacobs is going to be one of the biggest buy for this season..

  • on January 1, 2011, 6:01 GMT

    This Auction will make all the teams a total mess with no loyalty coming in from players are fans. Should let home state and another team from Plate or Super League whichever league the home team is not part off should form the base. Rest of the players may be auctioned. This current auction makes most of the players over rated like Ishant Sharma, Ganguly etc. The hardwork put in by the franchaises has become a total waste. Enough good players in the rest of the world to make another 2 equally strong teams.Guess I am too late for my brilliant ideas.

  • soorajiyer on January 1, 2011, 5:43 GMT

    TipTop32 - second you! whats the problem if he increases the reserve price? Its his choice and choice of selecting and not selecting him is upto the franchise!Absolutely fair.

    Please again dont say for a moment he brings negativity into team! He is the most successful captain of India till date! Again I dont think you need to be a bengali to support Dada and again I am not one!

  • eomer17 on January 1, 2011, 5:21 GMT

    dravid's better 'cause 1.he's still playing competative cricket,he's fit. 2.he has about the same SR as dada 3.ganguly is miles behind dravid in ground fielding,running bw wickets! 4.he's better looking!!

  • ekonagu on January 1, 2011, 5:17 GMT

    @mr samar singh

    dada thinks he is worth for that amount.if the francisses dont think like that let them leave him.what is your problem.he is the 3rd highest run getter on last ipl.who can ignore that.

  • ekonagu on January 1, 2011, 5:04 GMT

    why these guys eyeing dada.its his decision wheather to hike his price or not.not urs.what is ur problem if he does that.he is the top scorer for kkr last season.how u can ignore these things.nobody is oppsing other players to get into the team.if some francise need dada let them take.why these people are worrying about that.

  • Naren on January 1, 2011, 4:16 GMT

    Keep the Champions League and shut down IPL. Bringing the IPL teams to the Champions League causes more confusion as well.

  • on January 1, 2011, 4:14 GMT

    Wouldn't it be cool if we refrain any current or previous international players from participating in T20 .

    I mean frankly speaking have some respect for old stars , they are out there in their mid 30's because they already have earned enough reputation .

    Just give them some respite and give young legs some run for their money.

    I don't want to hurt anybody's sentiments , but T20 is all about hype and excitement . It was built to rival football leagues . But for a moment look a proper footballer gets about 90 min to show his flair , I think T20 can't even allocate 9 min properly for each batsmen in a mere 20 over showdown.

  • nzcricket174 on January 1, 2011, 4:14 GMT

    IPL is so stupid. First of all, why the hell do they call it a Karbonn Koomaal catch? Or a DLF maximum? What's next, a Coca-cola four? A Pepsi run-out? A Doritos single? Thanks but I don't want to hear every time a single is run "And the Little Master punches through the covers for a Doritos single". See how retarded that sounds?

  • anonymousfan on January 1, 2011, 3:48 GMT

    @givemefood, what happened mate ? Obviously you didn't eat enough food so your brain's not working. lol.

  • on January 1, 2011, 3:46 GMT

    @givemefood, I THINK YOU ARE RIGHT........SOURAV GANGULY is such a BAD T20 Player that we find his name in the top 5 highest run-scorers of IPL 2010......and DRAVID is such a GOOD T20 PLAYER that he doesn't even feature in the top 10 in any one of the IPL-s held so far....unlucky Dravid and you.......feed yourself first......

    @Maulik Shah, for God's sake, don't even dare to become an owner of any IPL franchise........the whole IPL will collapse........

  • karan8300 on January 1, 2011, 3:38 GMT

    To, givemefood........I think you are also like tiptop32........Yuo are a dravid lover..Dravid is a brilliant test match player...........As he is not a good oneday player..how can he be a better t20 player than dada...Yes Saurav is only player who can serve best for his team...Its not that he played in his best...but yes.he help his team........It is SRK..........who took a lot of pressure selecting his team. I think KKR should go for Saurav be their only selector for the best t20 team.......

  • on January 1, 2011, 3:18 GMT

    Great to hear!!! Really great New year treat for DADA lovers!!!!

  • Nikhsvap on January 1, 2011, 2:11 GMT

    Laxman is worth gold. He is once in a life time player. Agree! He can not score 4 or 6 on demand. His presence in the dressing room can inspire a lot of cross batters viz Kohli, Raina. He may even transfer knowledge to young'ns. In my team I will always have Steve Waugh, Laxman, Vishy and even Javed Miandad. These players play with guts not technique.

  • dit1 on January 1, 2011, 1:03 GMT

    @TipTop32 I guess its difficult to say that Dada is better than Dravid or vice versa and to mention about stats Dravid has a better strike rate and average than Dada (in t20) also his team has performed much better than Dadas - so ur argument than Dravid is a liability in t20 is baseless.

    @ givemefood its our part to enjoy the IPL and not really be concerned about their price- no one questions us about our salaries!

    I think either of the players cannot be accused of bringing negativity since both have served Indian cricket well and have proved that they are seasoned positive players

  • thenkabail on January 1, 2011, 0:42 GMT

    Who wants to buy DADA just to loose?: Dada's prime time is over. IPL will bids should be on merit of each player and not emotions. I just can't see how DADA can even be of interest to any franchise, unless they are bent on loosing. I have great respect for DADA, but his time is over. He is not even playing active cricket. So, franchises have to go for winners.

  • on January 1, 2011, 0:40 GMT

    To all you Dravid-loving Ganguly haters- let's see if any team even bids for Dravid and I guarantee you Dada will get auctioned for a much higher price than Dravid. Ganguly was always a far superior player than Dravid in ODIs and T20s! As for captaincy- Ganguly was one of the best ones India ever had and Dravid was mediocre at best and horrific at worst!

  • Tiptop32 on December 31, 2010, 22:13 GMT

    @givemefood,

    In what we way Dada brings negativity? Can you be little more specific???? If he had increased his base price, why it brings negativity???? It is upto the franchise owners to decide whether to buy him at this price or not. To be frank he will be sold out at a much much competitive rate, and there will be many franchises that will eying for him which we are going tol see at the end of auction. To your another question, in what way Dravid is better than Dada in T20. Dravid is a liability for any team in T20. Dada won special prizes like Karbon Kamaal catch for his fielding, so don't discount him on this.

    Dada is an asset for any team.

    What is the pessimism he brought to the team????? Do you know for a fact that he is the most successful captain of Indian team until now???? How can a pessimistic guy can be a successful captain?????

    If you hate him it is different matter but you can't twist the facts to suit you.

    Ps: I am from south india, not bengali.

  • Makkered on December 31, 2010, 21:20 GMT

    Guys Guys, There is no point in bickering over the old players. Yeah they have their respect for what they have done before for the Cricket. But come to present, we need young and talent players to carry the torch on. I would have been happy if they would have voluntarily opted out of IPL as player and be one of the organizing fraternity. Like how Hayden did. It is they who can bring out the best talented youngsters out to the game of cricket. Hope sense prevails.

  • givemefood on December 31, 2010, 20:44 GMT

    To TipTop32, Pritam Chakraborty: You and the rest of "Dada Lovers" should leave your emotions behind. No one is questioning the contributions "the Dada" has made to Indian cricket. No one is denying that he top scored in some of the IPL innings for KKR... The question everyone is asking is.. is he good enough, now? Compare his innings to other strike players from other IPL teams, he sucked. Dravid is a better t20 player than "the Dada". Your Dada is an unprofessional athlete who doesn't practice, disrespects other players' times and upped his price after (seemingly) knowing someone may bid for him. A completely negative guy who can only add pessimism to any team. God (if there is any) should show mercy on the team that bids for him.

  • karansagar on December 31, 2010, 20:01 GMT

    ZAK (Zaheer Khan) should be in the 400,000 bracket since he was maybe the main reason that India are winning their current matches.

  • on December 31, 2010, 19:46 GMT

    There have been lots and lots of Heros who have not recieved there due share of respect and gratitude which they should get and among those I'll rate SAURAV GANGULY as one of the top most. We MUST NOT FORGET that it was his effforts and hard work that the present Indian team became what it looks like today.Dont forget when he took over as captain the team was in a turmoil with Mohd Azar and Jadeja held for fixing ageing old players IT WAS HE WHO PROMOTED AND BACKED YOUNGSTERS and Changed the attitude of the team We must not forget that the only time India managed to reach WC finals after 1983 was under his captaincy and in that WC India lost only 2 matches and both against Australia!!

  • Nadeem1976 on December 31, 2010, 19:37 GMT

    Old is not not gold in T2020. Therefore all these oldies needs to reduce their prices so that they can keep on playing. Otherwise no body will buy them and they will be out of cricket just becuase of money. Money which they are earning is good but cricket should be their first motive But i dont think its better to play too many oldies in IPL.

    IPL should promote young indian players so that indian can produce great international players in future.

  • on December 31, 2010, 19:34 GMT

    shut the IPL down .it's not even fun anymore they should just play for there country

  • AmmarRajar on December 31, 2010, 19:31 GMT

    can u tell me the correct list of players included in auction list

  • on December 31, 2010, 19:15 GMT

    if i m owner of frenchisee.........i wont go for ganguli...as he s not playing since last 2 yrs.....so concerned abt his fitenss......dravid n laxman is ok......as stil they r playing

  • on December 31, 2010, 19:14 GMT

    good news for us ......... In dis new year.......... Hope all will be well dis year.

  • on December 31, 2010, 18:25 GMT

    Dada really rocks. I don't get it. Why do people always forget the contributions he has made for KKR. Why does he always have to prove his mettle? Throughout his International Career as well as in IPL?

  • on December 31, 2010, 18:20 GMT

    wat abt virender sehwag's price???

  • on December 31, 2010, 17:26 GMT

    before saying nythng guys i wud lyk t ask u a question.....kavi t20 dekha hai..? ganguly was the only one man who has won matches 4 kolkatta last year. nd dravid has done it in IPL2 as well as in later part of IPl3 nd champions league,......nd a better player dan ganguly.

  • rohanblue on December 31, 2010, 17:24 GMT

    will only watch ipl if india atleast qualify fr semis, cnt see sehwag playing 14-15 meaningless ipl matches and then get injured fr icc tournaments..........

  • Dubby49 on December 31, 2010, 17:19 GMT

    The whole concept of a player 'auction' is sickening. How is this different from a fish market. The world of T20 and the Champion's league is also a joke. We now have players who play T20 in several countries - their home country team plus IPL plus Aus/NZ. eg Gayle plays for Jamaica, KKR and WA. Whom will he play for if all three qualify for the Champion's League?

  • Murad400 on December 31, 2010, 17:00 GMT

    is there any pakistani player participating in 2011 IPL???

  • titansnights on December 31, 2010, 16:54 GMT

    here is the link guys, to see the list of players: "http://static.espncricinfo.com/db/DOWNLOAD/0000/0076/IPL_auction_list.pdf"

  • on December 31, 2010, 16:53 GMT

    Let the games begin and leave out all the wrangling. the emphasis should be placed on getting players who can perform and attract large crowds.

  • on December 31, 2010, 16:07 GMT

    Dravid, Ganguly, and Laxman do not add value to IPL T-20. David and Laxman do not even merit a place in one day team leave alone T20. Ganguly was just a good one day player, and would have been just good T20 player in his heydays, but Ganguly does not merit a place in any T20 side now. I will not be surprised if Laxman, Dravid, and Ganguly are not picked by any side in the tournament.

  • Tiptop32 on December 31, 2010, 15:17 GMT

    @KAIRAVA ,

    Your comments are irrelevant. This is T20 league. Ganguly was the top performer for KKR last year and also he is one of the top performer in the whole of IPL 3. This is a fact. There is no way Dravid could match Ganguly in T20. Don't bluff. Dada is India's pride. I would not be surprised if Dravid/Laxman go unsold since this is not Test match.

  • on December 31, 2010, 15:07 GMT

    is any zim player in there in auction like brendon tylor

  • ratedstfu44 on December 31, 2010, 14:50 GMT

    MALINGA HAS BEEN RETAINED...BUT I WOULD LOVE TO SEEE IF HE IN THE AUCTION WHAT WILL BE HIS PRICE???? HE WOULD HAVE BREAK ALL THE RECORS OF HIGHER PRICE...

  • akasavani on December 31, 2010, 14:48 GMT

    Meaningless IPL...who cares !!!

  • nzcricket174 on December 31, 2010, 14:37 GMT

    Where is the list of the players who were cut?

  • on December 31, 2010, 14:34 GMT

    Well Done!! A good step.....He was one of the best in IPL-3.....Deserved to be in the top bracket....:D

  • Mark_Smith on December 31, 2010, 13:23 GMT

    This is all very well. But why aren't Pakistan allowed to take part? Surely they have as much right as everyone else.

  • Salambabu_buet on December 31, 2010, 12:59 GMT

    what is about pakistani players??? plz inform me!!!

  • indianpunter on December 31, 2010, 12:51 GMT

    $400000 for Dravid ! what a joke ! wonder who will pay that amount for him. good luck to the poor sod who is going to dish that out for RD.

  • kartik_1410 on December 31, 2010, 12:50 GMT

    The arithmetic is wrong: 416-350 = 66

  • KAIRAVA on December 31, 2010, 12:23 GMT

    If I can remember correctly, after India beat Zimbabwe in a test series at home in 2000 (Ganguly's first series win as captain), Ganguly famously predicted that Sachin would score 40 hundreds, he himself (the legendary dada) would score 30 international test hundreds and limited Dravid's tally to 20 hundreds. Now, the little master century tally stands at 50, 'Dada' could manage only 16 while Rahul 'the Wall' Dravid mustered 32 hundreds so far in his career. This is how high Ganguly placed himself in the batting pecking order of his team in his playing days. Now, eventhough he is nearing 39, retired from all forms of international cricket a good couple of years ago and last seen playing a domestic match 10 months ago, yet he has the courage to decide that he should be placed in the highest bracket of US$400,000, while the still playing and performing Laxman feels that a lower price base of US$300,000 is ok for him. Way to go Dada, the indomitable tiger of bengal...!!!

  • on December 31, 2010, 12:23 GMT

    i m not interseted in this blog......i just want my heros fit for worldcup..... i want sachin , viru, yuvi, dhoni, raina, gambhir,zaheer,bhaji,ojha to be fit for world cupp.....

  • Dadagiri2011 on December 31, 2010, 12:15 GMT

    Obviously there will be no KKR with out Ganguly. If KKR wants to have the same kind of following in Kolkatta ganguly should be in the team. If they are sensible enough it is a simple decision for them to consider Ganguly as their captain. Besides he was the third highest scorer in the last edition though the strike rate was only 115. But he did make a significant contribution.

  • jsoops on December 31, 2010, 12:10 GMT

    As a mumbai indian fan i would like the squad with these players: sachin, harbhajan, pollard, malinga(all ready there), new recruits spending would be 1 million for yuvraj, zaheer, next 1 million between- angelo mathews, dwayne bravo, rohit sharma, next 1 million for- saurabh tiwary, dinesh karthick, R.ashwin & Ambati Rayudu, last 1.5 million for - morne morkel, shikar dhawan, umesh yadav, tamin iqbal, abhishek nayar, Ali murtuza, aditya tare, a good mix of 3 spinners, 4 pacers, 4 all rounders who can bowl medium pace, wicketkeepers-2, specialist batsman - 6, Yuvi can add up as additional spinner, so sachin please grab them

  • on December 31, 2010, 12:06 GMT

    416->350=56???

  • Sulaimaan91 on December 31, 2010, 11:28 GMT

    CAN WE HAVE THE NAMES OF THE 56 PLAYERS

  • on December 31, 2010, 11:12 GMT

    oh great news !! Dada deserved it !! hope he gets picked by Sahara rather than KKr !!

  • on December 31, 2010, 11:06 GMT

    I will be good to see highly branded Brian Lara in this IPL, and also the three teams: KXIP, DC and KKR completely re-framed. The inclusion of Kochi team is also an added color to the rainbow of IPL. It would be interesting to watch some new faces and some popular faces in changed teams.

  • reality_hurts on December 31, 2010, 11:02 GMT

    Laxman and ganguly is worthless for T20, they dont deserve their prices.

  • Samar_Singh on December 31, 2010, 10:48 GMT

    no logic behind Ganguli's hike... selfish and arrogant cricketer ... very poor fielding, average batting, poor bowling , no athleticism nothing required for 20 -20... I hope not to c DADA this time around...there are numerous good young player than dada ...

  • Karthik.Muthuveeran on December 31, 2010, 10:30 GMT

    The article's title says 'IPL cuts 56 players from auction list'...but nowhere in the article is states that...not even a single line on the title...i wanna know which players have being cut from the auction list...Poor writing cricinfo.

  • on December 31, 2010, 10:25 GMT

    I am wondering if teams are still willing to put their money on Rahul Dravid?

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  • on December 31, 2010, 10:25 GMT

    I am wondering if teams are still willing to put their money on Rahul Dravid?

  • Karthik.Muthuveeran on December 31, 2010, 10:30 GMT

    The article's title says 'IPL cuts 56 players from auction list'...but nowhere in the article is states that...not even a single line on the title...i wanna know which players have being cut from the auction list...Poor writing cricinfo.

  • Samar_Singh on December 31, 2010, 10:48 GMT

    no logic behind Ganguli's hike... selfish and arrogant cricketer ... very poor fielding, average batting, poor bowling , no athleticism nothing required for 20 -20... I hope not to c DADA this time around...there are numerous good young player than dada ...

  • reality_hurts on December 31, 2010, 11:02 GMT

    Laxman and ganguly is worthless for T20, they dont deserve their prices.

  • on December 31, 2010, 11:06 GMT

    I will be good to see highly branded Brian Lara in this IPL, and also the three teams: KXIP, DC and KKR completely re-framed. The inclusion of Kochi team is also an added color to the rainbow of IPL. It would be interesting to watch some new faces and some popular faces in changed teams.

  • on December 31, 2010, 11:12 GMT

    oh great news !! Dada deserved it !! hope he gets picked by Sahara rather than KKr !!

  • Sulaimaan91 on December 31, 2010, 11:28 GMT

    CAN WE HAVE THE NAMES OF THE 56 PLAYERS

  • on December 31, 2010, 12:06 GMT

    416->350=56???

  • jsoops on December 31, 2010, 12:10 GMT

    As a mumbai indian fan i would like the squad with these players: sachin, harbhajan, pollard, malinga(all ready there), new recruits spending would be 1 million for yuvraj, zaheer, next 1 million between- angelo mathews, dwayne bravo, rohit sharma, next 1 million for- saurabh tiwary, dinesh karthick, R.ashwin & Ambati Rayudu, last 1.5 million for - morne morkel, shikar dhawan, umesh yadav, tamin iqbal, abhishek nayar, Ali murtuza, aditya tare, a good mix of 3 spinners, 4 pacers, 4 all rounders who can bowl medium pace, wicketkeepers-2, specialist batsman - 6, Yuvi can add up as additional spinner, so sachin please grab them

  • Dadagiri2011 on December 31, 2010, 12:15 GMT

    Obviously there will be no KKR with out Ganguly. If KKR wants to have the same kind of following in Kolkatta ganguly should be in the team. If they are sensible enough it is a simple decision for them to consider Ganguly as their captain. Besides he was the third highest scorer in the last edition though the strike rate was only 115. But he did make a significant contribution.