Indian Premier League 2011 January 14, 2011

Suman to Mumbai, Pandey still deciding

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Mumbai Indians have signed uncapped Hyderabad batsman T Suman for the fourth season of the IPL. The 27-year-old Suman, who played for Deccan Chargers in the second and third seasons of the tournament, said he had received more than one offer but it was the opportunity to play alongside his hero Sachin Tendullkar that lured him to Mumbai.

"It has been a childhood dream to play with Sachin Tendulkar, so I happily accepted the Mumbai offer," Suman said. He said he was unaware of who the other franchises interested in him were.

Meanwhile, 21-year-old Karnataka batsman Manish Pandey is reportedly talking to both Royal Challengers Bangalore, his former owners, and Pune Warriors, and has become the object of a tug-of-war between the two franchises.

Pandey has said he is considering both offers, but there has been a lot of speculation about the top bracket of uncapped players being put under duress by the franchises, who have allegedly tried to tempt them with lucrative offers.

Vijay Mallya, Bangalore's owner, had voiced concerns immediately after the end of the player auction on January 9 about how the BCCI could stop rival teams from poaching uncapped players. Chirayu Amin, the IPL governing council chairman, too, had admitted that it would be "difficult" to keep a close watch on under-hand dealings but assured the franchises the IPL would remain vigilant about any wrongdoing.

Suman and Pandey were both part of a group of Indian players who went to the BCCI office in Mumbai on Thursday to meet IPL officials, who discussed with them the details of the offers they had received from franchises. Suman said he had met IPL chief operating officer Sundar Raman, who made him aware of the various rules of the contract. The meetings have been set up to facilitate the IPL rule that uncapped players must sign contracts through a three-way agreement involving player, franchise and the IPL.

Tamil Nadu batting allrounder R Sathish, Himachal Pradesh wicketkeeper Manvinder Bisla and Madhya Pradesh batsman Mohnish Mishra were some of the other players who met the board officials. The meetings continued on Friday with Maharashtra batsman Kedar Jadhav and Mumbai fast bowler Dhawal Kulkarni going to the BCCI office. Jadhav joined Kochi, while it is not clear who Kulkarni has signed with.

Suman impressed everyone with his cameos during Hyderabad's title-winning campaign in the second season of the IPL. He started slowly in the third edition, but bounced back to play a vital role in Hyderabad reaching the semi-finals, the highlight being his unbeaten 78 that helped beat the stiff target of 184 set by Bangalore at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Admitting it was a tough decision to leave Hyderabad, Suman thanked his former owners for their support and creating the platform for him to excel, and said they would understand his decision.

Pandey had announced himself with a century for Bangalore against Hyderabad in the second season of the IPL and has since impressed in domestic cricket,

It is also understood that Bisla and Bengal allrounder Laxmi Shukla have given their nod to offers from Kolkata Knight Riders. Shukla was at Kolkata for the first three seasons, while Bisla has been a part of both Deccan Chargers' and Kings XI Punjab's squads.

Jadhav, who scored a 29-ball fifty on his IPL debut last year with Delhi Daredevils, was wanted by both Delhi and Kochi, and picked the latter because of his familiarity with Kochi's head coach Geoff Lawson. "I have known Geoff Lawson since he was my coach at Torna Tigers in the Maharashtra Premier League. So the comfort level we have is good and that was one of the deciding factors," Jadhav said. He also felt he would get good exposure with Kochi, since it is a new team that is looking for domestic batsmen, and that he could grow with the team.

As Jadhav entered the BCCI office to sign the contract papers, Dhawal Kulkarni was walking out, but it is still not clear which of the four franchises who are interested in him he has given the nod to.

Kochi have also bought Kerala allrounder Raiphi Gomez, while Pune Warriors have bought the Maharashtra trio of batsman Harshad Khadiwale, seamer Shrikant Mundhe and offspinner Ganesh Gaikwad. Pune also signed former ICL player Dheeraj Jadhav. Dheeraj, a left-hand batsman, now plays for Assam in the Ranji Trophy, but is originally from Pune and played for Maharashtra before joining the ICL.

The uncapped players have been placed in fixed price brackets by the IPL - those players who made their debut in the last two years will be paid Rs 10 lakhs ($22,000); those in the field for two to five years would get Rs 20 lakhs ($44,000) and those with more than five years' experience Rs 30 lakhs ($66,000).

Nagraj Gollapudi is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • raamvenky82 on January 17, 2011, 15:11 GMT

    dhawan,lumb,sangakkara,pietersen/white,(uncapped player),(uncapped player),(uncapped player),steyn/theron,amit mishra,ojha,gony/ishant sharma... All DC need is three good uncapped players.if they get an opener in place for lumb duminy or chiristian can play in a foreigner slot.They should go with go with christian, a good death bowler. Rayudu is good choice for middle order.This time deccan rectified the mistake what they did in 1st season not by getting many foreign stars and now its looking balanced side unlike kochi.They even strengthened their bowling.Comparing to all other teams their bowling stands first.But their repeating mistake is not getting domestic batsmen.They should get pandey and rayudu so that it will be a strong and very balanced side..

  • sachinplay on January 17, 2011, 10:15 GMT

    Any idea about Rayudu, is he playing for MI or signed with any other franchisee

  • on January 17, 2011, 8:30 GMT

    Why no Ganapathy vignesh as asked above in the comments. He played a vital role in ICL with both bat and ball. He is someone similar to performances of Shane watson who can bat as a opener as well bowl in the first spell and get some wickets. And a class fielder too. He deserves to be in this T20 Event.

  • ArkoPB on January 17, 2011, 7:03 GMT

    Well without DADA in the KKR squad for IPL2011 I don't think the Kolkata crowd is going to cheer for the KKR team. Dark days lie ahead for KKR if nothing is done with DADA soon.

  • on January 17, 2011, 6:57 GMT

    DC going for Paramveer Singh http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/player/340875.html

  • Alexk400 on January 17, 2011, 5:08 GMT

    Where is ICL Super star's STAR Ganapthi VIgnesh? Why he is not getting chance? Very Strange.

  • on January 16, 2011, 18:07 GMT

    Had a hope Suman will join DC.. but really made me buzzzzz.

  • on January 16, 2011, 17:08 GMT

    Selecters should consider about those recommended players..... They can turn the matches.... Pakistani players also should allow to play.... then the competition will be great....

  • on January 16, 2011, 17:05 GMT

    if Manish pandey join to deccan chargers or delhi dare devils, it will be great for the teams to balance local and overseas players in talent wise... both teams have got really really explosive players........ there are many other players missing in IPL... Ambhatti Rayudu ( India ) Mitchel Johnson ( australia ) David Miller ( South africa ) Herschelle Gibbs ( South africa ) Mark Boucher ( South africa ) Yousuf Abdhulla ( South africa ) Martin Van Wyk ( South africa ) Loots Bosman ( South africa ) Lonwabo Tsotsobe ( South africa ) Craig Kieswetter ( England ) Matt Prior ( England ) Peter Siddle ( Australia ) Chris Gayle ( West indies ) Kyle Mills ( Newzealand ) Aaron Redmond ( Newzealand ) Lendl Simmons ( West Indies ) Ravi Rampaul ( West Indies ) Darren Sammy ( West Indies ) Chamara Kapugedhera ( Srilanka ) Farveez Maharoof ( Srilanka ) Upul Tharanga ( Srilanka )

  • anshu.s on January 16, 2011, 13:17 GMT

    there are some u-19 players one should look out for Unmukkt Chand,Suryakumar Yadava,GH Vihary,Mayank Agarwal,Mandeep singh,Harpreet singh,Pj bhati,Nishant Gangta.Out of the list not all would make it but most of them would .

  • raamvenky82 on January 17, 2011, 15:11 GMT

    dhawan,lumb,sangakkara,pietersen/white,(uncapped player),(uncapped player),(uncapped player),steyn/theron,amit mishra,ojha,gony/ishant sharma... All DC need is three good uncapped players.if they get an opener in place for lumb duminy or chiristian can play in a foreigner slot.They should go with go with christian, a good death bowler. Rayudu is good choice for middle order.This time deccan rectified the mistake what they did in 1st season not by getting many foreign stars and now its looking balanced side unlike kochi.They even strengthened their bowling.Comparing to all other teams their bowling stands first.But their repeating mistake is not getting domestic batsmen.They should get pandey and rayudu so that it will be a strong and very balanced side..

  • sachinplay on January 17, 2011, 10:15 GMT

    Any idea about Rayudu, is he playing for MI or signed with any other franchisee

  • on January 17, 2011, 8:30 GMT

    Why no Ganapathy vignesh as asked above in the comments. He played a vital role in ICL with both bat and ball. He is someone similar to performances of Shane watson who can bat as a opener as well bowl in the first spell and get some wickets. And a class fielder too. He deserves to be in this T20 Event.

  • ArkoPB on January 17, 2011, 7:03 GMT

    Well without DADA in the KKR squad for IPL2011 I don't think the Kolkata crowd is going to cheer for the KKR team. Dark days lie ahead for KKR if nothing is done with DADA soon.

  • on January 17, 2011, 6:57 GMT

    DC going for Paramveer Singh http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/player/340875.html

  • Alexk400 on January 17, 2011, 5:08 GMT

    Where is ICL Super star's STAR Ganapthi VIgnesh? Why he is not getting chance? Very Strange.

  • on January 16, 2011, 18:07 GMT

    Had a hope Suman will join DC.. but really made me buzzzzz.

  • on January 16, 2011, 17:08 GMT

    Selecters should consider about those recommended players..... They can turn the matches.... Pakistani players also should allow to play.... then the competition will be great....

  • on January 16, 2011, 17:05 GMT

    if Manish pandey join to deccan chargers or delhi dare devils, it will be great for the teams to balance local and overseas players in talent wise... both teams have got really really explosive players........ there are many other players missing in IPL... Ambhatti Rayudu ( India ) Mitchel Johnson ( australia ) David Miller ( South africa ) Herschelle Gibbs ( South africa ) Mark Boucher ( South africa ) Yousuf Abdhulla ( South africa ) Martin Van Wyk ( South africa ) Loots Bosman ( South africa ) Lonwabo Tsotsobe ( South africa ) Craig Kieswetter ( England ) Matt Prior ( England ) Peter Siddle ( Australia ) Chris Gayle ( West indies ) Kyle Mills ( Newzealand ) Aaron Redmond ( Newzealand ) Lendl Simmons ( West Indies ) Ravi Rampaul ( West Indies ) Darren Sammy ( West Indies ) Chamara Kapugedhera ( Srilanka ) Farveez Maharoof ( Srilanka ) Upul Tharanga ( Srilanka )

  • anshu.s on January 16, 2011, 13:17 GMT

    there are some u-19 players one should look out for Unmukkt Chand,Suryakumar Yadava,GH Vihary,Mayank Agarwal,Mandeep singh,Harpreet singh,Pj bhati,Nishant Gangta.Out of the list not all would make it but most of them would .

  • on January 16, 2011, 6:14 GMT

    Is it possible to recruit dada as a uncapped player??

  • Siddharth_Pandit on January 16, 2011, 4:04 GMT

    Although I am not from kolkata and a big dada fan, I'd still go for KKr !! The real fans are those who stick by their team through their failures !!

  • RAAJ101 on January 15, 2011, 16:59 GMT

    IT WAS SAD THAT AFTER THE INTRODUCTION OF TWO NEW TEAMS ALL THE TEAMS HAD TO CHANGE THE PLAYERS. IN THE FRESH AUCTION GANGULY LOST HIS PLACE IN KKR. I HOPE THE NEW COMPOSITION OF THESE TEAMS ARE NOT CHANGED IN FUTURE CAUSE THEIR IS FAN FOLLOWING ATTACHED TO EVERY PARTICULAR TEAM.

  • dhaval_cricfan on January 15, 2011, 14:15 GMT

    @sna123 yes they are confirmed on new channels as well and will play for mumbai....cricinfo is back in updates for IPL2011 uncapped player ....

    @timohyj .. i believe panday is well aware of mallaya's attitude...and may not be confortable.....second players are also seeing that in which team they wil get perfact batting slot to play... Good uncapped player would be go to team which will give them selection in team and slot to bat....

  • on January 15, 2011, 14:07 GMT

    Wonder what happened to Sanath Jayasuriya..he played for MI right..even he is out of form right now he was a match winner..

  • timohyj on January 15, 2011, 12:16 GMT

    What I don't get is why Manish Pandey is having difficulty deciding to play for RCB. He is a super star in Karnataka cricket so what reason does he have to play for Pune?

  • on January 15, 2011, 10:07 GMT

    Kochi IPL - 1.Mcullum/Klinger, 2. Parthiv 3 & 4 Mahela/Shah/Hodge?, 5. VVS (we might need him to reach 20-over mark)/ Jadhav 6. Jadeja/Okeefe/smith 7.Raiphy. 8.Sreesanth,9. R.P.S (a lot rest on his shoulders), 10.Vinaykumar 11.Murali/Powar

    The team can hold the base in normal conditions.. but they lack true match winners... Hope they emulate the RR's feat in IPL-1 or at least not become the "Punching Bag of IPL-4", as some one has already predicted.

  • on January 15, 2011, 9:55 GMT

    all un caped players will want to play under sachin and dhoni how can you tell them to decide thier should be draw or they should be auctioned because all hyd players will play for mumbai ambathi rayudu,suman and others no mumbaikar will want to play for hyderabad. pritam

  • on January 15, 2011, 9:45 GMT

    " opportunity to play alongside his hero Sachin Tendullkar that lured him to Mumbai. ", couldnt this count under the "poaching" mallaya was talking about. A lot of young kids dream about playing for india & their cricketing idol is sachin. When the opportunity to sign with a team is there, wouldnt they take it if the team scouted them in hopes of meeting/playing with their idol?

    As as DC fan im not too upset over the team being completely overhauled, to be honest they were awful every year with spotty performances from everyone especially the bowlers at death giving up 50-70+ runs in the last 5 overs. Like others mentioned DCs problem was/is the lack of indian talent, the guys they do sign need to be told to attack instead of prodding for singles. Might just check the scores after the games since it looks like a repeat of IPL1 :(

  • moonflare on January 15, 2011, 9:41 GMT

    @Ruchira Mirinda Don't worry MI team has deep pockets and Malinga will be getting paid according to what he deserves. Do you believe Sachin($1.8M) will get paid less than Rohit Sharma($2M)? This are all official values. What this big players would actually get should be much much more.

  • on January 15, 2011, 9:31 GMT

    RCB fans have lot to cheer.. They have roped in Mayank Agarwal and staurt Binny. Pandey will be back in squad aswell soon...

  • jimbond on January 15, 2011, 9:27 GMT

    Kochi should try and buy a few good TN state batsmen, such as Abhinav Mukund, and try desperately for Pandey- or even someone like Tanmay Srivastav. Kochi's decsion to bid high for Muralidharan, Jadeja, Sreesanth etc will cost them dear. Rajasthan have done well with Rahane and Chahar. That covers up their gap somewhat. Mumbai have become stronger with Suman, though the competition would have been better had he joined some weaker team like Kochi, Pujab or Rajasthan.

  • Mr.PALindrome on January 15, 2011, 8:23 GMT

    Deccan Chargers might be targeting people from the ICL... this is just my hunch... they might be looking for Ibrahim Khaleel would be my best guess... that guy is a fantastic t-20 opener and would be a backup keeper for sangakkara. he is a local lad too... mohnish mishra is another decent opening batsman choice... stuart binny might be another choice for them if they want an Indian allrounder in the lower order to pack a punch. I guess they will be trying for rayudu also....desperately... and they will look for another Indian fast bowler.. maybe sangwan, alfred absolem etc...

    What i feel is they are up in with a plan... which is not understandable as we know it... if they dont have , they are in a a little mess.

    shikar dhawan opening slot sangakkara white/duminy/KP batsman slot christian Indian allrounder/batsman/mishra ohja gony ishant steyn

    this will be their starting line up if Sangakkara is the captain...if not he will shift places with KP or White above in the line up.

    -Nitin

  • on January 15, 2011, 8:20 GMT

    Hi cricketfullness, reagarding ownership of Kochi team, u r spot on, its owned majorly by Gujarathis..& Robin Uthappa is not a Mallu, He is a Coorgie , Kannadiga...

  • NoorX1 on January 15, 2011, 7:42 GMT

    @sna123 yes mumbai have signed raydu, abu Nachem, mutuza, tare,suman and Satish which is confirmed bt TOI....from all mumbai is luking strongest team now

  • on January 15, 2011, 6:38 GMT

    again, MI, CSK, RCB turning out to be favorites!

  • kilikar on January 15, 2011, 6:19 GMT

    Kochi will bcm No.1 team (frm last) without any doubt. I dont knw why thy choosing most under rated players in the indian players position (we can only rate them for first class, not for T20). So, being frm Kochi, i ll go with CSK as hardcore fan. Goodluk my hometeam. Atleast for godsake plzzz take some quality T20 players. Take some financial risk, otherwise winning taste is far away. Kochi simply wasted their money, investing on VVS, Jadeja, Hodge, P.Patel, Powar (Total 2245000 - USD). Instead of this they can buy any 3/4 of this - S.Dhawan, Pujara, V.Rao, M.Tiwary, N.Ojha & M.Karthik. And they hv good local players too. Even better player than Jadeja.

  • on January 15, 2011, 6:06 GMT

    Its smart to keep Lasith Malinga in the Squad but the Retainer system is not so good for some players,,See Lasith Malinga Worth only $50000 in this scenario..Come on people he is the best T20 Fast Bowler in the World and he deserve much more..

  • aza143 on January 15, 2011, 5:44 GMT

    Dear Friends, every owner of the IPL teams are telling that they are going to build a young team. Is it everyone can win the ipl title with their young team. with out experience no younger team going to win the IPl. The players in 30 will be thrown out on next Auction that is after three more years. It Is bad for Cricket Players played in the Ranji team who played for last ten years.Because If every team is looking for young players with 21. what is the future of mid aged ranji cricketers.IPL governing council should look on this matter and advise every team should contain equal number of domestic players in every age pattern

  • S.Thind on January 14, 2011, 23:20 GMT

    you need to have 7 indian players can someone tell if there is a rule that there should be any certain number of uncapped player in that 7

  • cricketfullness on January 14, 2011, 21:55 GMT

    Kochi will be the only southern franchise with losing records, just take a look at the Banglore and Chennai squad and their players stats. Then you decide who is your 11 with IPL rules. Murali, Mahela, Maccullam,O'keefe and now you can't add any more foreigners. Who do you have for the Indian seven? Laxman, Jadeja(most over rated), sreesanth, vinayakumar and bla bla bla...A high school kid could have picked a better team. Only chance now, sign Pandey, I don't care if you give him a house in Kochi but get him or you are done.

  • cricketfullness on January 14, 2011, 21:42 GMT

    Kochi,

    Learn from Chennai and Mumbai and even Pune. You need established Indian batsmen, Kerala doesn't have many batting talents in local level.Bombay- Sachin, suman, rohit, rayadu, sathish. Chennai-Dhoni, raina, murali,badrinath,.Pune-Yuvaraj, Uthappa,they will find good locals, and they have angelo mathews- very good allrounder and they want pandey. Kochi run and get MANISH PANDEY. When you go to the auctions please send the person who has the power to spend money instead of waiting for phone calls, so you missed out on big players you bid for.

  • cricketfullness on January 14, 2011, 21:28 GMT

    KOCHI, For Goodness sake, please sign some established Indian batsman, you cannot play with 7 bowlers. You have 3 decent Indian bowlers Sreesanth, Singh, and Kumar and NO indian batsman.Laxman is a test player,he didn't play that much for DC.Parthiv patel is very limited.He is 4 ft tall.You have to play Murali every game rite? He is your million doller man.He will take the foriegners spot and bowler spot.Bowling is the weakest part of Indian cricket so rather use Murali, sreesanth and some australian bowlers.You must go get Manish Pandey, he will open and score 50 in every game.Tell him if he sign with kochi he can play every game and become a star because you have no Indian batsman.You should have gotten T Suman and you missed the opportunity.You should have gotten Uthappa at any cost because he will sell tickets, make noise on the gallery and most of all a Mallu.You didn't. I bet Pune will be much better than you. Is kochi own by Gujus? buying patel, shah..

  • sna123 on January 14, 2011, 21:12 GMT

    @Dhaval_Cricfan -- Are Rayudu, Abu Nachem and Satish with Mumbai? because it has not come on cricinfo so far .. well if they have .. then MUMBAI has an Awesome team .. i have seen that Abu guy bowl and believe me he is faster than any indian bowler in team right now.. i know that only pace doesnt matter ... but it is not that he is just gonna come and chuck .. he knows how to bowl and i am sure he will not ket Mumbai down !! I LOVE MUMBAI !

  • vam333 on January 14, 2011, 20:11 GMT

    Even God can't save Deccan chargers this time. I don't understand what for these people saved the 2.1 million dollars purse. The team they are left with sucks. First they committed a big mistake leaving out Rohit and Symo. Rayudu doesn't want to sign with Chargers any more due to his issues with HCA. Venu and T. Suman are out too. May be they'll play all those gully,saggy, Hyderabad Ranji cricketers who are vulnerable. Any city if it wants to win should sign more of local players as the issue of passion counts. I'll go with Mumbai this time. Chargers need to explain their actions for losing local quality players to all the fans. I will not watch a single match of Chargers this time. As some body mentioned DC will end up last.

  • Chargers_rock on January 14, 2011, 18:51 GMT

    Don't worry guys Chargers will make it to semis. In IPL2 and IPL3, it was small players who made big, we never relied on big players, it will continue and we will win lot of games in IPL4 :)

  • on January 14, 2011, 18:47 GMT

    Agree, Hope Chargers are gonna win some home games this time...... and Ojha is definitely a plus for us. Suman woulda been a great treat.. Chargers will definitely miss his presence !!

  • dhaval_cricfan on January 14, 2011, 18:00 GMT

    MI lineup would like this..1) Sachin 2) Jacob 3) Rayadu 4) Rohit sharma 5) Symond 6) Suman 6 )Pollard 7) satish 8) Bhajji 9) Abu nachem/murtuza 10) Munaf 11) Malinga Jacob warrior captain plays as opener for his team and same will be expected out of him here....line up looks all set....Zaheer was best fit as always but they lost it to RCB...Batting looks promising....bowling will be tested ....

  • dinster77 on January 14, 2011, 17:40 GMT

    @Niksaid - Davey Jacobs is an opener, that's why they got him!

  • on January 14, 2011, 17:34 GMT

    @Niksaid: Jacob opened in the CLT20.

  • sanjaycrickfan on January 14, 2011, 17:06 GMT

    Its quite futile to support DC because I dont think they are even serious about competing in the tournament. They think they will get some foreigners together and some local guys and they will win the cup again. Let me tell you, this is not going to happen. They were very lucky the second time around in South Africa where Gibbs, Gilchrist, Symonds were able to play well in those conditions. Otherwise, they mostly struggled. They didnt win a single match in their home ground at Hyderabad. Their weakest link is they didnt have good Indian talent and it seems as though they still havent learnt from their past mistakes. DC didnt pick any good Indian batsman during the auction and the ones left are joining other teams. I guess DC will have to settle for the wooden spoon like the first edition once again.

  • on January 14, 2011, 16:47 GMT

    we want DADA back...its a insult of a great legend...

  • StarHawk on January 14, 2011, 16:36 GMT

    @ sunraysundar, Davy Jacobs is an opener. He is likely to open with Sachin.

  • nyroot on January 14, 2011, 16:08 GMT

    All IPL teams want Deccan Players !!! DC is going to be a whole new team like Kochi and Pune, so far only Ojha is the only player that Deccan was able to retain. In one way, being a hard-core DC fan, I'm happy that we lost all these players because these guys did not give us a single victory at Hyderabad in three years. Yes, you guys heard it right, in 3 years we never tasted how to celebrate a victory in Hyderabad. Good Luck to all teams that bought these guys :)

  • NikSaid on January 14, 2011, 15:48 GMT

    1) *Sachin 2) 3) Rohit 4) Symonds*/another Australian 5) Pollard* 6) +Jacob* 7) Suman 8) Bhajji 9) 10) Munaf 11) Malinga* 12)

    So it seems MI need a Fast Bowler and an Opener!!

  • sunraysundar on January 14, 2011, 15:25 GMT

    It is unfair of BCCI/IPL on the uncapped players in fixing the maximum price. First they said the retained players (read Sachin, Dhoni & Company) will be within the retainer limit of 4.5 Million. Then they said that is only the limit that will be deducted from their bidding limits. Now they say these franchisees can have separate contracts with the retained players and pay any amount. On one hand they have favoured those who pushed BCCI to take this decision (Mumbai and Chennai) it is harsh on other franchisees who now have a cap of 9 Million and Mumbai and Chennai are free to spend more than 9 Million. No one also will know how much these retained players will get. On the otheer hand these good uncapped players who are any day better than many of the auctioned guys, are forced to sign for pittance. IPL is a cartel of vested interests.

  • on January 14, 2011, 15:18 GMT

    Pandey,,,, Go with Pune !!!!!! RCB is not having any karnataka players & u willl not be comfortable in dressing room as well as on the field.

  • shrini1963 on January 14, 2011, 14:20 GMT

    i think deccan chargers have become overconfident. they are not going to make even the semifinals this time. deccan chargers are a gone case now. they do not even have a complete team. only god can save deccan chargers. there is going to be a tough compitition between deccan chargers and kochi team to come last. i hope deccan charger wins and comes last.

  • gopivelu on January 14, 2011, 14:10 GMT

    gud work by mumbai .............................................................

  • on January 14, 2011, 13:59 GMT

    Hope Pandey stay back in B'lore...

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  • on January 14, 2011, 13:59 GMT

    Hope Pandey stay back in B'lore...

  • gopivelu on January 14, 2011, 14:10 GMT

    gud work by mumbai .............................................................

  • shrini1963 on January 14, 2011, 14:20 GMT

    i think deccan chargers have become overconfident. they are not going to make even the semifinals this time. deccan chargers are a gone case now. they do not even have a complete team. only god can save deccan chargers. there is going to be a tough compitition between deccan chargers and kochi team to come last. i hope deccan charger wins and comes last.

  • on January 14, 2011, 15:18 GMT

    Pandey,,,, Go with Pune !!!!!! RCB is not having any karnataka players & u willl not be comfortable in dressing room as well as on the field.

  • sunraysundar on January 14, 2011, 15:25 GMT

    It is unfair of BCCI/IPL on the uncapped players in fixing the maximum price. First they said the retained players (read Sachin, Dhoni & Company) will be within the retainer limit of 4.5 Million. Then they said that is only the limit that will be deducted from their bidding limits. Now they say these franchisees can have separate contracts with the retained players and pay any amount. On one hand they have favoured those who pushed BCCI to take this decision (Mumbai and Chennai) it is harsh on other franchisees who now have a cap of 9 Million and Mumbai and Chennai are free to spend more than 9 Million. No one also will know how much these retained players will get. On the otheer hand these good uncapped players who are any day better than many of the auctioned guys, are forced to sign for pittance. IPL is a cartel of vested interests.

  • NikSaid on January 14, 2011, 15:48 GMT

    1) *Sachin 2) 3) Rohit 4) Symonds*/another Australian 5) Pollard* 6) +Jacob* 7) Suman 8) Bhajji 9) 10) Munaf 11) Malinga* 12)

    So it seems MI need a Fast Bowler and an Opener!!

  • nyroot on January 14, 2011, 16:08 GMT

    All IPL teams want Deccan Players !!! DC is going to be a whole new team like Kochi and Pune, so far only Ojha is the only player that Deccan was able to retain. In one way, being a hard-core DC fan, I'm happy that we lost all these players because these guys did not give us a single victory at Hyderabad in three years. Yes, you guys heard it right, in 3 years we never tasted how to celebrate a victory in Hyderabad. Good Luck to all teams that bought these guys :)

  • StarHawk on January 14, 2011, 16:36 GMT

    @ sunraysundar, Davy Jacobs is an opener. He is likely to open with Sachin.

  • on January 14, 2011, 16:47 GMT

    we want DADA back...its a insult of a great legend...

  • sanjaycrickfan on January 14, 2011, 17:06 GMT

    Its quite futile to support DC because I dont think they are even serious about competing in the tournament. They think they will get some foreigners together and some local guys and they will win the cup again. Let me tell you, this is not going to happen. They were very lucky the second time around in South Africa where Gibbs, Gilchrist, Symonds were able to play well in those conditions. Otherwise, they mostly struggled. They didnt win a single match in their home ground at Hyderabad. Their weakest link is they didnt have good Indian talent and it seems as though they still havent learnt from their past mistakes. DC didnt pick any good Indian batsman during the auction and the ones left are joining other teams. I guess DC will have to settle for the wooden spoon like the first edition once again.