IPL 2012 December 15, 2011

IPL auction set for February 4

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The player auction for the 2012 IPL will be held on February 4, the governing council has announced. The players from the Kochi Tuskers Kerala franchise, which was terminated earlier this year, will be part of the auction. The venue is yet to be announced.

The council had earlier confirmed that the squad sizes for each team have been increased from 30 to 33, with eleven foreign players per squad, up one from the previous limit of 10. However, the number of foreign players that can be part of the final XI will remain at four. The teams will have an additional salary cap of $2 million.

Should any of the Kochi players fail to attract the bid, their salaries will be covered by the IPL through the franchise's bank guarantee worth Rs 156 crores that has been encashed by the BCCI. Among the leading players that will be part of the auction are Muttiah Muralitharan, Brendon McCullum, Mahela Jayawardene and Ravindra Jadeja.

The governing council also decided that the first window for trading players will be between December 15 and January 20, with a shorter window after the auction. There is no financial cap on trading, though each franchise can add only a maximum of four players to their squad through trading.

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  • POSTED BY Naveengali on | January 6, 2012, 4:11 GMT

    Correct 2010 to 2012 in the below statement The player auction for the 2010 IPL will be held on February 4

  • POSTED BY Sakthiivel on | December 17, 2011, 7:13 GMT

    @WICric101: WI will be fully affected as they host Aus 3 test and 5 0DI and then they go for England for 3 TEST 3 ODI. Aussies and brits miss first and last respectively. Also pakistan have a series but still they are not part of IPL yet. But still like to see Lala in IPL.

  • POSTED BY on | December 16, 2011, 17:12 GMT

    ......Yes IPL is now getting BORE...BORE. ....but if our Pakistani player comes in to the game...that would be good for IPL,s life and helth....

  • POSTED BY on | December 16, 2011, 12:31 GMT

    gud one weel said@dicky boy

  • POSTED BY Rajesh.Kumar on | December 16, 2011, 12:16 GMT

    Many Pakistanis fan appear to be bitter that their players are not allowed in IPL. Well it is high time they got used to it, because as far as I can say, they may never be allowed in IPL. There is just too much hostility against the Pakistanis inside India, and there is no point in exposing Pakistani players to such an environment. Pakistanis have to understand that playing in IPL is not a fundamental right, and will always depend on the state of Indo-Pak relations. Pakistanis are free to boycott IPL, but then we in India will not lose any sleep over that. Our nation is a nation of 1.2 billion people, which guarantees huge IPL revenues, if the tournament is good. The contribution of external TV rights to those revenues is minimal.

  • POSTED BY Rajesh.Kumar on | December 16, 2011, 12:09 GMT

    It is fabulous to be a Pakistani fan. No team visits their homeland, so they will never get defeated at home! And they keep defeating all the great teams away, like England in England, Aus in Aus, SA in SA... Never mind that such fabulous things happen only in the dreams of the Pakistani fans, but never mind.... I am referring to the wild claim of a Pakistani fan here who claimed that Pak team defeated England in England! Its a different story of course that it has not happened so far....

  • POSTED BY WICric101 on | December 16, 2011, 11:42 GMT

    I hope IPL doesnt clash with int'l tours/series of any test playing nation. Even though players would like to rep there home teams, the lure of big bucks of IPL is just too much for MOST of them.

  • POSTED BY DINESHCC on | December 16, 2011, 11:36 GMT

    IPL V WILL BE MORE INTERESTING IF NO MATCH IS PLAYED

  • POSTED BY Sakthiivel on | December 16, 2011, 7:26 GMT

    @ Shokat Shah : When did you guys beat Eng in eng. Last series 3-1 England won. Beating NZ huh!!! during that period Bangladesh white washed NZ (4-0).

  • POSTED BY Bharathchopra on | December 16, 2011, 5:31 GMT

    I am bored of this IPL now. Too much of cricked is killing

  • POSTED BY Naveengali on | January 6, 2012, 4:11 GMT

    Correct 2010 to 2012 in the below statement The player auction for the 2010 IPL will be held on February 4

  • POSTED BY Sakthiivel on | December 17, 2011, 7:13 GMT

    @WICric101: WI will be fully affected as they host Aus 3 test and 5 0DI and then they go for England for 3 TEST 3 ODI. Aussies and brits miss first and last respectively. Also pakistan have a series but still they are not part of IPL yet. But still like to see Lala in IPL.

  • POSTED BY on | December 16, 2011, 17:12 GMT

    ......Yes IPL is now getting BORE...BORE. ....but if our Pakistani player comes in to the game...that would be good for IPL,s life and helth....

  • POSTED BY on | December 16, 2011, 12:31 GMT

    gud one weel said@dicky boy

  • POSTED BY Rajesh.Kumar on | December 16, 2011, 12:16 GMT

    Many Pakistanis fan appear to be bitter that their players are not allowed in IPL. Well it is high time they got used to it, because as far as I can say, they may never be allowed in IPL. There is just too much hostility against the Pakistanis inside India, and there is no point in exposing Pakistani players to such an environment. Pakistanis have to understand that playing in IPL is not a fundamental right, and will always depend on the state of Indo-Pak relations. Pakistanis are free to boycott IPL, but then we in India will not lose any sleep over that. Our nation is a nation of 1.2 billion people, which guarantees huge IPL revenues, if the tournament is good. The contribution of external TV rights to those revenues is minimal.

  • POSTED BY Rajesh.Kumar on | December 16, 2011, 12:09 GMT

    It is fabulous to be a Pakistani fan. No team visits their homeland, so they will never get defeated at home! And they keep defeating all the great teams away, like England in England, Aus in Aus, SA in SA... Never mind that such fabulous things happen only in the dreams of the Pakistani fans, but never mind.... I am referring to the wild claim of a Pakistani fan here who claimed that Pak team defeated England in England! Its a different story of course that it has not happened so far....

  • POSTED BY WICric101 on | December 16, 2011, 11:42 GMT

    I hope IPL doesnt clash with int'l tours/series of any test playing nation. Even though players would like to rep there home teams, the lure of big bucks of IPL is just too much for MOST of them.

  • POSTED BY DINESHCC on | December 16, 2011, 11:36 GMT

    IPL V WILL BE MORE INTERESTING IF NO MATCH IS PLAYED

  • POSTED BY Sakthiivel on | December 16, 2011, 7:26 GMT

    @ Shokat Shah : When did you guys beat Eng in eng. Last series 3-1 England won. Beating NZ huh!!! during that period Bangladesh white washed NZ (4-0).

  • POSTED BY Bharathchopra on | December 16, 2011, 5:31 GMT

    I am bored of this IPL now. Too much of cricked is killing

  • POSTED BY Chetan007 on | December 16, 2011, 5:07 GMT

    Teams like RCB is not utilizing players like S. Tiwari. Kochi and Pune were also the same. They have good players but they only depend on the few players. Better to see if KKR buying RP Singh and Akram mentoring RP to come back to National squad. We need good bench strength in bowling RP and Irfan were good swing bowlers and also we need one good left arm swing bowler to backup Zaheer Khan. If RP plays a county team one season, he can make a good difference to our Indian bowling setup. I also want to see Champion league T20 to be played in Australia to give a good to be better prepared for the coming 50 over world cup. Send spinners like Rahul Sharma, pace bowler like Varun Aaron, RP Singh; batsmen like M. Tiwari, Rahane, S. Tiwari, Rayudu to play with Australian team to get used to the condition there. They will be a great bench strength in the coming 50 over world cup.Also send players like Pujara, Mukund their so that they will play in fast pitch and will be great for our test team.

  • POSTED BY kjambur on | December 16, 2011, 5:03 GMT

    SCRAP THE IPL PLEASE!!! AS IF WE ARE NOT HAVING A MAD MERRY GO AROUND ALREADY!!!

  • POSTED BY Chetan007 on | December 16, 2011, 4:51 GMT

    Reduce the IPL to 3 weeks and give another 3 weeks for the players to take rest before ant international event. If the window for IPL is short, more people will be attracted and IPL will make more money. There is no use of buying so many players. 7 foreign players and 12 Indian players were enough. No need of buying these many players if they were committed to play the full league. I think all the players from their respective zones should be selected. Make the team as per the zones. 2 teams from each zone to give good exposer to cricketers. Only the players who were not selected form their particular zone should be bought by the other zone. Let that number be max upto 2. The people were than more exited to see their zone players winning the matches for them than to see other zone players doing so.I will again say the same that this will make more money and also give exposer to most the best Indian players. Some of the players were not utilized properly by the present IPL teams.

  • POSTED BY satish619chandar on | December 16, 2011, 4:05 GMT

    @JG2704 : Well said.. The boards should be more free with their players, especially senior players and work on a agreement regarding the leagues.. IPL doesnt only consists of international astars but also provides more exposure to fringe players in other nations too.. For Pakistan participation, both sides are happy.. As we see the comments, Pakistan fans are also happy that their players are not getting tired playing IPL and of course, IPL is running smooth even without them.. If there is no concern for any party, why that topic should be discussed at all!!

  • POSTED BY here2rock on | December 16, 2011, 1:46 GMT

    Anybody cares about IPL auctions or IPL anymore apart from the players themselves?

  • POSTED BY dicky_boy on | December 15, 2011, 22:47 GMT

    HAHA MOST FUNNY ZICO IPL WON US THE WORLD CUP FIRST HOME TEAM TO WIN THE WORLD CUP GOT IT FIRST HOME TEAM TO DO IT HAHA

  • POSTED BY dicky_boy on | December 15, 2011, 22:45 GMT

    Mr JG2704 ATLEAST ENGLAND AND INDIA WE SHARE COMMON OPPONENT RESPECT FOR EACH OTHER, BUT SADLY AS YOU CAN SEE OUR NEIGHBOURS LOOK FOR EVERY SINGLE OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT AS YOU CAN SEE IN ANY CRICINFO DISCUSSION , EVEN AFTER LOSING IN FIVE OR SIX WORLD CUPS LOL SO U CAN SEE WITH THIS TREND WHY WE ARE VERY HAPPY THAT WORTHLESS PLAYERS ARE KEPT OUT OF IPL

  • POSTED BY dicky_boy on | December 15, 2011, 22:40 GMT

    OH SHOKAT SAH , WE WON SERIES IN ENGLAND IN 2007 AND WE WON SERIES IN NEWZEALAND HAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAH AND ALSO LAST TWO SERIES IN AUSTRALIA ARE 1-1 and 2-1 one Sydney test fiasco. AND ALSO SOUTH AFRICA ONE ONE IN SOUTH AFRICA NOW PLEASE TELL YOUR TEAMS REULTS IN THESE COUNTRIES , OTHER THAN WE BEAT YOU IN SEMIS, U GET YOUR INFO RIGHT BRO, CRICINFO PLEASE PUBLISH

  • POSTED BY on | December 15, 2011, 20:33 GMT

    @sakthievel,don't forget we beat Eng in eng and NZ in NZ were as look @ ur pathetic team not being able win one game in Eng. and not being able to beating NZ in home game.so who's what hhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnn.get it right bro.

  • POSTED BY Sakthiivel on | December 15, 2011, 19:07 GMT

    @Shokat Shah : what a winning streak, beating minnows like SL,BAN

  • POSTED BY on | December 15, 2011, 18:50 GMT

    I am a mumbai indian fan but I dont want jadeja,murli,mahela etc to join mumbai.I would love to see them at delhi or punjab because their squad were poor

  • POSTED BY Mahesh-Cricketfanatic on | December 15, 2011, 18:42 GMT

    Thank Goodness Pakistan and England players are not playing IPL- the results are there for everyone to see - Who is winning international matches - ofcourse it is England and Pakistan for a change. And just to let you folks know, IPL is also called INDIAN POLITICAL LEAGUE - as you know the number of political personalities having a stake in IPL (ofcourse behind the scenes with all those hideous company names that they float)

  • POSTED BY getsetgopk on | December 15, 2011, 18:38 GMT

    This IPL joke is back, this is a complete and utter waste, these two months the Indian players should have been resting or preparing for their international duties not be part of some useless circus, but im glad there wont be a Pakistani playing, IPL is making a mockery of cricket, why cant sharukh khan and prety zenta find some other means of making money and leave cricket alone and how can the Indian public watch their players labour for two months playing IPL and then get white washed playing with burned and broken cricketers abroad is just insane.

  • POSTED BY on | December 15, 2011, 18:07 GMT

    Mccullum should be retained for God's sake.

  • POSTED BY on | December 15, 2011, 17:52 GMT

    Thanks ICC (Indian Cricket Council) for exclude Pakistani players. IPL Just destroying cricket and cricketers.

  • POSTED BY JG2704 on | December 15, 2011, 17:43 GMT

    I actually quite enjoy the IPL - All T20 in fact. I just hope that the international teams with big series coming up have the sense to discourage their best test players from playing IPL. This is no disrespect to the IPL but but I'm not big on international teams blaming IPL for players burn out and if a test player suffers fatigue due to playing IPL he only has himself to blame. I also agree that it is sad that there are no Pak players there. I'm guessing it's a political/security thing - maybe someone could enlighten me further.

  • POSTED BY on | December 15, 2011, 17:27 GMT

    Please, guys leave Pakistani players alone, they r not even mention here so what is the buz,and they just started a winning streak so keep em away from IPL. thanks bcci

  • POSTED BY rockstar283 on | December 15, 2011, 17:13 GMT

    IPL should revise what they are doing to the world of cricket..IPL is only about Money and nothing else..while I understand the businessmen's interest in IPL who supports BCCI..but I dont understand why players take risk of playing in the IPL just for the sake of money and being injured for the rest of the year..also IPL is just too much cricket..and always TOO MUCH doesnt sell..because of IPL, people are losing interest in the Cricket and which is evident from the empty stands of the recent series held in India..I am not saying completely scrap IPL..but atlease have some sense in it other than Money..arrange it once in two years..decrease the no. of matches being played..revise the structure a bit..

  • POSTED BY on | December 15, 2011, 16:48 GMT

    IPL ....... Just scraaap this thing... for the betterment of Indian Cricket... Do you want to play half fit and injury prone players through out the year for India; as a result of this stupid bashing,.

  • POSTED BY Mahesh-Cricketfanatic on | December 15, 2011, 16:35 GMT

    Very nice , This IPL madness is surely killing cricket as you could see from the recent turn outs for International matches in India (ODI Vs ENG and Tests Vs WI) .As they say don't kill the golden goose, but keep it up BCCI - you are almost half way there :(

  • POSTED BY on | December 15, 2011, 16:30 GMT

    WOW THIS IS THE GLORIOUS CHANCE FOR CSK TO PICK UP MURALI AGAIN

  • POSTED BY on | December 15, 2011, 16:13 GMT

    NO ONE CARES. USELESS GOOD FOR NOTHING TOURNAMENT

  • POSTED BY on | December 15, 2011, 16:00 GMT

    IPL is a platform to showcase the tallent of buuding cricketers.It is unfortunate to see that the Pakistani cricketers are not considered.This is because of the developmental politics of our country.It is not because they lack talent.

  • POSTED BY on | December 15, 2011, 15:48 GMT

    @sachit - Bro Gayle hav alredy retained in the team by bangalore...

  • POSTED BY fahumyhana on | December 15, 2011, 15:28 GMT

    if this ipl can add the pakistan players it will be a good and intresting tournament i hope they will be in the auction like afridi ,umar akmal ,ajmal ,gul ,hafees etc

  • POSTED BY burnie01 on | December 15, 2011, 15:18 GMT

    Will there be a TV sponsor by then ?

  • POSTED BY on | December 15, 2011, 15:18 GMT

    mahela and mcculum for pune.jadeja for mumbai and murali back to chennai

  • POSTED BY on | December 15, 2011, 15:17 GMT

    Shame for Pakistan not for IPL Mr.Jamil

  • POSTED BY drnaveed on | December 15, 2011, 15:17 GMT

    .................... and what about the pakistani players ?????????????????/

  • POSTED BY on | December 15, 2011, 15:15 GMT

    Mr. Jamil Mahboob Choudhry Shame for Pakistan not for IPL Got it

  • POSTED BY Rangarajan_Rajamani_Chennai on | December 15, 2011, 15:15 GMT

    Feb 4th . . . I feel many of our Indian players in Australia would suddenly be down with injuries and come back home in time to be visible to their franchisees . . lest they may forget them and think that they are fit only for International cricket!!

  • POSTED BY zico123 on | December 15, 2011, 15:04 GMT

    India-Pakistan full series should take place cutting short IPL to 2 week event, India-Pakistan series would draw more crowd than stupid IPL

  • POSTED BY zico123 on | December 15, 2011, 14:47 GMT

    it is IPL which is root cause of India's downfall, but obviously BCCI and Indian players don't care as they are getting loads n loads of money. so much of cricket is causing viewer fatigue, it is cricket overkill, IPL should be reduced to 2 week event at the most.

  • POSTED BY on | December 15, 2011, 14:43 GMT

    ipl is extra withour world best t 20 pakistani players...............

  • POSTED BY on | December 15, 2011, 14:42 GMT

    @ the_wallster , really? but i heard BBL also tried to get him to their stupid T20 league, but murali refused to go, and said, its a over 40 tournament and im still nt in that league yet , lol

  • POSTED BY on | December 15, 2011, 14:37 GMT

    Still No Pakistani Player.......... Shame For Pakistan.........

  • POSTED BY on | December 15, 2011, 14:30 GMT

    2012 not 2010 lool , looking forward to it

  • POSTED BY the_wallster on | December 15, 2011, 14:27 GMT

    murali has no chance of getting snapped up.he should have retired about 3 years ago.

  • POSTED BY on | December 15, 2011, 14:22 GMT

    will pakistani player took part in ipl 2012 addition?

  • POSTED BY Navin84 on | December 15, 2011, 14:09 GMT

    Chris Gayle would attract the highest bid, if he goes into the bidding!

  • POSTED BY Sachit1979 on | December 15, 2011, 14:00 GMT

    First question, as much as I believe trading means teams can buy/sell players from one another through their mutual understanding. Is that correct? Second question, what about players who came in as replacements in last season like Gayle, Ganguly? Would those be available back into auction or would stick with franchises who bought them as replacements? Third question, could new players appear into auction or it would be same old list including Kochi players that went unsold last year?

  • POSTED BY SanjuMenon on | December 15, 2011, 13:54 GMT

    IPL Auction for 2010? You can do better job!

  • POSTED BY on | December 15, 2011, 13:29 GMT

    Still no Pakistani Players. What a shame for IPL !

  • POSTED BY Jose_Cyriac on | December 15, 2011, 13:24 GMT

    2010 IPL ?? a typing error ;) ?

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  • POSTED BY Jose_Cyriac on | December 15, 2011, 13:24 GMT

    2010 IPL ?? a typing error ;) ?

  • POSTED BY on | December 15, 2011, 13:29 GMT

    Still no Pakistani Players. What a shame for IPL !

  • POSTED BY SanjuMenon on | December 15, 2011, 13:54 GMT

    IPL Auction for 2010? You can do better job!

  • POSTED BY Sachit1979 on | December 15, 2011, 14:00 GMT

    First question, as much as I believe trading means teams can buy/sell players from one another through their mutual understanding. Is that correct? Second question, what about players who came in as replacements in last season like Gayle, Ganguly? Would those be available back into auction or would stick with franchises who bought them as replacements? Third question, could new players appear into auction or it would be same old list including Kochi players that went unsold last year?

  • POSTED BY Navin84 on | December 15, 2011, 14:09 GMT

    Chris Gayle would attract the highest bid, if he goes into the bidding!

  • POSTED BY on | December 15, 2011, 14:22 GMT

    will pakistani player took part in ipl 2012 addition?

  • POSTED BY the_wallster on | December 15, 2011, 14:27 GMT

    murali has no chance of getting snapped up.he should have retired about 3 years ago.

  • POSTED BY on | December 15, 2011, 14:30 GMT

    2012 not 2010 lool , looking forward to it

  • POSTED BY on | December 15, 2011, 14:37 GMT

    Still No Pakistani Player.......... Shame For Pakistan.........

  • POSTED BY on | December 15, 2011, 14:42 GMT

    @ the_wallster , really? but i heard BBL also tried to get him to their stupid T20 league, but murali refused to go, and said, its a over 40 tournament and im still nt in that league yet , lol