IPL 2012 auction February 4, 2012

Millions for Jadeja, Jayawardene and Vinay

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India allrounder Ravindra Jadeja fetched the highest bid in the IPL 2012 auction, being signed up by Chennai Super Kings for more than $2m after they beat Deccan Chargers in a secret tiebreaker. Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene went to Delhi Daredevils for $1.4m and India medium-pacer Vinay Kumar to Royal Challengers Bangalore for $1m. The auction was held under a cloud of controversy following the breaking news, an hour before its scheduled start, that Sahara was pulling out of its Pune franchise.

Two other big buys on the day came from Kolkata Knight Riders: Brendon McCullum for $900,000 and the relatively low-profile West Indies offspinner, Sunil Narine, for $700,000.

Once again England players weren't in demand. Most West Indies players also missed out as they have Test series with Australia and England clashing with the IPL season. With their availability for the IPL restricted due to the home series against West Indies in May, none of them attracted a bid. VVS Laxman, with a base price of $400,000 and originally an icon player when the IPL launched in 2008, also went unsold.

Among the most active franchises on the day was Mumbai Indians. They strengthened their bowling line-up by signing up the IPL's highest all-time wicket-taker, RP Singh ($600,000), and three overseas allrounders: Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera ($650,000), Australia's Mitchell Johnson ($300,000) and South Africa's Robin Peterson ($100,000). Mumbai also made one of the smartest buys of the day, by hiring experienced Twenty20 specialist Herschelle Gibbs for a paltry $50,000.

The Rajasthan Royals also made five signings but, unlike Mumbai, they didn't splash the cash. Their most expensive purchases were Australia's Brad Hodge ($475,000) and India fast bowler Sreesanth ($400,000). They made three low-cost buys: $180,000 for left-arm spinner Brad Hogg - who turns 41 on Monday and had received an unlikely international recall for the Twenty20s against India, following his good run in the Big Bash League - and $50,000 apiece for Sri Lanka's wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Chandimal and Trinidad & Tobago allrounder Kevon Cooper, whose medium pace proved hard to hit at the Champions League T20 last year.

Another West Indies allrounder, Andre Russell, who impressed last year with his combination of fast bowling, big hitting, sharp fielding and made-for-IPL bling, was picked up by Delhi Daredevils for $450,000.

Two players whose international days are behind them, Muttiah Muralitharan ($220,000 to Royal Challengers) and former Pakistan allrounder Azhar Mahmood ($200,000 to Kings XI Punjab) also earned contracts.

For a full list of players who were bought at the auction, click here.

Siddarth Ravindran is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • POSTED BY posybeon123 on | February 7, 2012, 2:24 GMT

    lol. is this a joke?? Jadeja going for 2 mil and vinay going for a million? pathetic. The skilled and experienced players such as siddle, anderson, etc. are left out!!?? wat nonsense is this ipl??????

  • POSTED BY kesaraca on | February 6, 2012, 16:28 GMT

    So sorry for Kevin Obreon, He wanted to attract Irish crowds for IPL . Its now proved beyond the reasonable doubt that his century in WC against England is a mere accident not a result of a consistency. But last but not least the IPL and the other T 20 series are the funeral of Test and ODI cricket and thats the main reason for losing the enthusiasm in players in India and Sri Lanka in recent times. They do not get out but dedicate their wickets.

  • POSTED BY symsun on | February 6, 2012, 15:36 GMT

    I wish all subcontinent (Ind, Pak, SL, BAN) players to be considered as local players and each team can have at max 3 foreign players. This would make the tournament more interesting, challenging and develop our players.

  • POSTED BY Mappi on | February 6, 2012, 13:51 GMT

    Its a real shame not have any Pakistani current T20 player selected in IPL, BCCI to be honest to themselves , they don't want to play againts Pakistan not taking any player for IPL, Indian people will lose out watching great players , we need to clean cricket with politics

  • POSTED BY Critics_king on | February 6, 2012, 12:45 GMT

    All are comlaining that vinay got hit all around the park by Warner in Perth test. But now Vinay has got Warner out twice in T20 and ODI!!

  • POSTED BY karthik666 on | February 6, 2012, 11:44 GMT

    Pakistan's wins have come against Bangla, WI and Zimb last year and against England on a spin paradise .. It is sad that they r said to be on way to top cos they have not won away at all ! their wins were against the weakest teams .. WEAKEST

  • POSTED BY ajithpraveen on | February 6, 2012, 10:29 GMT

    @ Habibali: why should we apologize the begging Pakistan team. even we white washed England last november in ODI's. If u r good team go and whitewash in England. We don't want Pakistan players to play in Indian premiere league as they will bring bombs to India along with them as like other people did to India especially mumbai. and England will be playing for only few week thats why they didn't pick England players don't be too smart.

  • POSTED BY on | February 6, 2012, 10:26 GMT

    @ NewMachine Indeed , Shahid Afridi will be A Wonderful Addition to any side in IPL . I hope to see his JALWA in IPL Soon .

  • POSTED BY newMachine on | February 6, 2012, 0:18 GMT

    y these people leaving out Pakistan current players..it sucks... u know Shahid Afridi would be an asset to any IPL side

  • POSTED BY Ecovijay on | February 5, 2012, 14:22 GMT

    jadeja will play well for money in ipl n will give 10percent of his ability for india's odis n t20 matches...........it happened in the past??????????

    eg. yusuf pathan, dinesh kathik, m.vijay etc.

  • POSTED BY posybeon123 on | February 7, 2012, 2:24 GMT

    lol. is this a joke?? Jadeja going for 2 mil and vinay going for a million? pathetic. The skilled and experienced players such as siddle, anderson, etc. are left out!!?? wat nonsense is this ipl??????

  • POSTED BY kesaraca on | February 6, 2012, 16:28 GMT

    So sorry for Kevin Obreon, He wanted to attract Irish crowds for IPL . Its now proved beyond the reasonable doubt that his century in WC against England is a mere accident not a result of a consistency. But last but not least the IPL and the other T 20 series are the funeral of Test and ODI cricket and thats the main reason for losing the enthusiasm in players in India and Sri Lanka in recent times. They do not get out but dedicate their wickets.

  • POSTED BY symsun on | February 6, 2012, 15:36 GMT

    I wish all subcontinent (Ind, Pak, SL, BAN) players to be considered as local players and each team can have at max 3 foreign players. This would make the tournament more interesting, challenging and develop our players.

  • POSTED BY Mappi on | February 6, 2012, 13:51 GMT

    Its a real shame not have any Pakistani current T20 player selected in IPL, BCCI to be honest to themselves , they don't want to play againts Pakistan not taking any player for IPL, Indian people will lose out watching great players , we need to clean cricket with politics

  • POSTED BY Critics_king on | February 6, 2012, 12:45 GMT

    All are comlaining that vinay got hit all around the park by Warner in Perth test. But now Vinay has got Warner out twice in T20 and ODI!!

  • POSTED BY karthik666 on | February 6, 2012, 11:44 GMT

    Pakistan's wins have come against Bangla, WI and Zimb last year and against England on a spin paradise .. It is sad that they r said to be on way to top cos they have not won away at all ! their wins were against the weakest teams .. WEAKEST

  • POSTED BY ajithpraveen on | February 6, 2012, 10:29 GMT

    @ Habibali: why should we apologize the begging Pakistan team. even we white washed England last november in ODI's. If u r good team go and whitewash in England. We don't want Pakistan players to play in Indian premiere league as they will bring bombs to India along with them as like other people did to India especially mumbai. and England will be playing for only few week thats why they didn't pick England players don't be too smart.

  • POSTED BY on | February 6, 2012, 10:26 GMT

    @ NewMachine Indeed , Shahid Afridi will be A Wonderful Addition to any side in IPL . I hope to see his JALWA in IPL Soon .

  • POSTED BY newMachine on | February 6, 2012, 0:18 GMT

    y these people leaving out Pakistan current players..it sucks... u know Shahid Afridi would be an asset to any IPL side

  • POSTED BY Ecovijay on | February 5, 2012, 14:22 GMT

    jadeja will play well for money in ipl n will give 10percent of his ability for india's odis n t20 matches...........it happened in the past??????????

    eg. yusuf pathan, dinesh kathik, m.vijay etc.

  • POSTED BY on | February 5, 2012, 12:25 GMT

    Love the signings by the Royals, going to be a force with Hodge and Hogg in the squad.

  • POSTED BY on | February 5, 2012, 11:23 GMT

    All Vinay Kumar Bashers - See the result today against Aus. This is the guy who does his job, it is the attitude wins not aptitude. He made all dirty mouth shut.

  • POSTED BY Dannymania on | February 5, 2012, 8:41 GMT

    for me,the real shame is the exclusion of pakistani cricketers.that being said,it IS actually helping them concentrate more on their own cricket.They were not included in auctions in past two seasons of the IPL,and we've seen that it has improved their cricket somehow.

  • POSTED BY AmjadZork on | February 5, 2012, 8:33 GMT

    Good to see a Pakistani player in it !!!

  • POSTED BY habibali on | February 5, 2012, 8:20 GMT

    Without (One time world champion, one time runners up and one time semi finalist) Pakistan team , IPL is nothing and even without current world champion England IPL is just like typical daily soap which is only watched by foolish,absurd,crazy,senseless and idiotic ladies........hahahahaha.....watch out indians Pakistan is becoming a super power in cricket by whitewashing no.1 England and now its high time for Indians to come out of politics and be honest to cricket and apologize to Pakistani cricketers for what they did them in previous IPL auctions

  • POSTED BY DaDaL0G on | February 5, 2012, 7:27 GMT

    amazing and shocking auction lets see wot happens next :d

  • POSTED BY Ray86 on | February 5, 2012, 7:17 GMT

    i think jadeja deserve this prize as of now...

  • POSTED BY Witty_Cricketer on | February 5, 2012, 7:11 GMT

    A lot of readers here are comparing Indian players with overseas players, which is like comparing apples to oranges, given the rules of IPL. Only 4 overseas players are allowed in the playing XI and limited number of "quality" Indian players ensures that there lot of competition between franchises to acquire them, hence the mind boggling amount spent on them. At the end of day its the quality of local players that determine the results in IPL, as overseas players in both teams sort of cancel of out each other. Case in point CSK.

  • POSTED BY tauhid_aks on | February 5, 2012, 4:32 GMT

    Gibbs sold for 50k, K O Brien, Siddle,Tamim, Anderson and co. unsold.........While Jadeja and Vinay Kumar going for a million. How much ridiculous can this IPL get?

  • POSTED BY ashiitr on | February 5, 2012, 4:25 GMT

    I think many of you doesn't understand how does the bidding take place. If a good players goes sold on very low price does mean that its the amount he getting paid. This is just his price that the franchise is paying to get that player in their squad. Also, many big names goes unsold but its not that the franchise people doesn't know anything about cricket. Its a very complicated process. If a team firmly want to have get a player then other teams would try increase that player's cost so that you that team left with less amount to spend for their further buying as the total spendable amount is fixed. Franchises have fixed mind on some players so they try to get those players at any cost and sometimes it becomes a questions of their dignity. Also, when you have already spent so much amount then you will not want to buy some big names. There are many other reasons also. bidding is really a tricky thing

  • POSTED BY Prema1948 on | February 5, 2012, 4:18 GMT

    However they the SLC seek avenues of playing the VIPs (henchmen) while still continuing with the under performing seniors. The SLC not even knowledgeable enough to arrange international matches for their 2nd XI teams as it happens in other Test playing Countries due to negligence & lack of funds. Even a Bradman like a player has to be forced to retire at the correct age (35) even if he was performing well by replacing them with the talented young players flowing in at regular basis. The current pathetic performances of Indian Team (where Cricket is sacred more than even their Religions) is a good example.

  • POSTED BY Prema1948 on | February 5, 2012, 4:16 GMT

    The SLC ought to have a closer look on the magnitude of incentives given to the young talented Indians. Unlike SL, where Cricket is the only event that earns big demand from the outside World, even though India has its authority over many areas of sports and even in Music & Film industry. In spite of all that the Game of Cricket is given a huge place in India by their very professional huge media Net-Work. It's not the same with SLan media and the principals of all leading schools as they try to promote rugby (a game which SL can't afford to compete at International level even in their dreams) for unknown reasons.Unfortunately the Sri Lankan young promising players have no hopes for the future. Even extremely talented players like Chandimal, Angelo Perera, Bhanuka have been completely ignored, by the irresponsible people of SLC in not bringing them at the right times, because they always have had a jealous attitude over deserving youngsters earning big sums. TO BE CNTD.

  • POSTED BY TamilIndian on | February 5, 2012, 2:28 GMT

    Friends please dont watch IPL on TV - that is the only way we can make the BCCI take notice.

  • POSTED BY peteurite on | February 5, 2012, 2:21 GMT

    @aomer Why you reading it?--- --- ---Thats why?

  • POSTED BY Tanaka_Yakuza on | February 5, 2012, 1:47 GMT

    Its becoming a fantastic year for non-performing Mahela. He was terrible in SA, but instead of dropping from the squad given leadership after the tour. He was/is a terrible T20 player but bought for 1.4 Million bucks by DD !! its a funny world, isnt it ?!

  • POSTED BY AvidCricFan on | February 5, 2012, 1:37 GMT

    People should not only boycott going to IPL games, but should boycott advertisers products too for the sake of saving cricket in India. A wake up jolt needs to be given to the system that is making cricket hollow from its core. BCCI, IPL franchisees, and players are minting money on people's back while commitment from players to excel in their profession is going down the drain. We have seen its evidence in the last two overseas series.

  • POSTED BY playitstraight on | February 5, 2012, 1:22 GMT

    When Chandimal and Gibbs went for $50,000 how is it possible that Vinay Kumar went for $1 million? I mean, come on now. He got thrashed by Warner on his Test debut, how many runs will he give in T20s? And Jadeja for $2 million? Are CSK out of their mind? Hopefully Vinay and Jadeja will live up to their value and expectations, unlike Saurabh Tiwary and Robin Uthappa.

  • POSTED BY on | February 5, 2012, 0:13 GMT

    Yeh all these Indian cricketers cost a lot but its a shame none of them can actually play proper men's cricket which lasts more than 50 overs. Real shame.

  • POSTED BY CricketChat on | February 4, 2012, 23:50 GMT

    This should serve as the final moment of reckoning to VVS Laxman (and to other non-performing Ind senior batsmen). Past reputation alone doesn't matter, you must perform to be in reckoning.

  • POSTED BY snbirdi on | February 4, 2012, 23:37 GMT

    and yet again, Punjab makes no move at the actions. AWESOME, now go grab un-experienced cheap domestic players like always, and then scratch your heads wondering why we don't win any matches. Preity you're ruining the team.

  • POSTED BY Rakim on | February 4, 2012, 23:04 GMT

    @Dinesh K. Singh: yeah, whatever. Jadeja is greatest player ever. Best of the history, happy now?. I mean grow some sense people, it doesn't surprise me that you team is getting whitewashed if for you Jadeja is like the best. He would have trouble getting into Zimbabwe, Kenya or Bangladesh. Even all of Afghanistan's 11 is better than this guy

  • POSTED BY CandidIndian on | February 4, 2012, 20:45 GMT

    Yeah keep making millions in this lucid cricket, who cares if we face one whitewash after another in Tests.Indian cricket has been converted into a big joke by BCCI.

  • POSTED BY McGorium on | February 4, 2012, 20:30 GMT

    @GlobalCricketLover: Vinay Kumar is perhaps the only player from Karnataka who has any chance of playing international cricket, and thus has some recognition among the people of Bangalore. If I had to guess, that would be his biggest asset. At any rate, it's not like India has a rich talent of pace bowlers anyway. You have to pick domestic players, and it's better to have him than, say, Gony or some other two-bit player. Vinay might also be a two bit player, but he has some brand recognition. As an aside, I stand by those urging a boycott of IPL. I have boycotted it since its inception :D

  • POSTED BY santoshyd on | February 4, 2012, 20:08 GMT

    Misleading title: "Millions for Jadeja, Jayawardene and Vinay" ... These players are going to be paid same amount as in previous year. e.g: jadeja will be paid 950000, not 2 millions.

  • POSTED BY rafe01 on | February 4, 2012, 19:30 GMT

    crickprof: -"former Pakistan allrounder Azhar Mahmood ($200,000 to Kings XI Punjab) "

  • POSTED BY sweetspot on | February 4, 2012, 19:27 GMT

    People, you must realize RCB were without any really local, Kannada face! Who can fit the bill better than Vinay Kumar? It is an affirmative action selection, because RCB was quickly becoming difficult for Kannada people to relate to, unlike CSK which has a lot of Tamil faces in it. Besides, Vinay Kumar's unsmiling Basava face is perfect for RCB.

  • POSTED BY aomer on | February 4, 2012, 19:08 GMT

    why is this news? --- --- --- ---

  • POSTED BY Universalthinker on | February 4, 2012, 18:43 GMT

    Srinivasan is not holding two but three positions IPL Team owner, is a state association President, BCCI President . he can influence selection procedures in many ways. He is the main reason behind Sahara moving out of sponsorship..Entire India knows How much Sahara spend on Indian team for last decade or so, He is laso behind Kerala ouster and wants to transfer it to Ahmadabad....

  • POSTED BY hhillbumper on | February 4, 2012, 18:40 GMT

    does this explain some of the lack of pride for playing for india when you can earn a million for bowling four overs.Keep it up and the rest of the wrold will just keep beating you

  • POSTED BY amitkar on | February 4, 2012, 18:37 GMT

    The only time a sane person can reluctantly give Vinay Kumar $1 million is the day when 1 rupee will be equal to 50 dollars...

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 18:35 GMT

    Gibbs only for 50k, ridiculous

  • POSTED BY Sakthiivel on | February 4, 2012, 18:20 GMT

    Vinay is from Bangalore so they want local player they got him. CSK is team only for allrounders and they already have the best team so they finished with one purchase. All teams have overloaded Foreign players so they opt only for Indian players.Simple..

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 18:18 GMT

    How many left armers mumbai wants ?????

  • POSTED BY Sakthiivel on | February 4, 2012, 18:08 GMT

    @ Ramesh Dharshana Perera : What then SL players do for living. SLC not going pay them any way.

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 17:53 GMT

    jokes of the year 2012--- 2 million dollar for jadeja and 1 million dollar for vinay kumar.hahahaha.politics at it's peak..... why the teams spending this much money for this two idiot spinners??...vinay kumar offspin bowler with long run up...

  • POSTED BY cricdeep on | February 4, 2012, 17:47 GMT

    Even Vinay Kumar must be having a big laugh in his hotel room in Australia. Even in his sweetest dream he would not have got a fancy sum which RCB is going to pay him. Congrats RCB.

  • POSTED BY Lord.emsworth on | February 4, 2012, 17:42 GMT

    The players mentioned who went for over a million hardly justify that price tag. Not even remotely... Rajasthan made a bargain buy in Chandimal who went as cheap as 50,000.

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 17:40 GMT

    sad for bredon taylor ,remains unsold

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 17:27 GMT

    Thisara Pereras Move Was Not A Surprise He Deserved It.....

  • POSTED BY lananad on | February 4, 2012, 17:21 GMT

    vinay Kumar 1 million. Pathetic...... i don't think he's woth 50,000

  • POSTED BY GlobalCricketLover on | February 4, 2012, 17:20 GMT

    1M$ for vinay? doesn't deserve even 100K. Mallya must have had a brain freeze!! Vinay is club class. But then who said IPL has got anything to do with cricket skils! It's a slap in the face for so many talented guys getting 100-500K...

  • POSTED BY SPotnis on | February 4, 2012, 17:11 GMT

    MEDIOCRITY AT IT'S BEST. How do you expect India to be champion winners in Test Cricket with these cricketers

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 16:46 GMT

    As some one pointed out, I expect and hope that the IPL this time is a huge failure.. how many ever hundreds Indians score in this IPL, however fast they score it, its not going to heal our wounds of losing 15 overseas matches on the trot within a span of 6-7 months.

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 16:45 GMT

    $1M for Vinay Kumar is a joke !! I donno what on earth RCB were thinking. This guy is worthless. Hurts me as a RCB supporter !!

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 16:40 GMT

    Lets boycott IPL.. money's spoiling these guys..let them learn that only good performances both overseas and at home will give them respect.. not just smashing the ball around in lifeless Indian pitches.

  • POSTED BY crickprof on | February 4, 2012, 16:16 GMT

    PAK players should be included in the IPL, sports should not be politicized ...............

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 16:12 GMT

    Happy to see both Narine & Cooper getting ipl contracts..these guys will make their teams very competitive .....well done to andre russell as well

  • POSTED BY HLANGL on | February 4, 2012, 16:05 GMT

    Utterly ridiculous to say the least.

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 15:56 GMT

    Sri Lankan board should ban their players to play this crazy league ! by the way who the hell is Vinay Kumar & Jadeja ?

  • POSTED BY intcamd on | February 4, 2012, 15:50 GMT

    These numbers show why indian cricket is pits right now. Absolute rubbish in australia, getting millions in ipl

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 15:44 GMT

    This goes to show how much Dhoni believes in Jadeja.....Vinay Kumar's price was astonishing though. chennai once again looks the best team.

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 15:40 GMT

    Nothing special in this.RCB wants their indian bowler back,so they went for him and price was not aconcern for then.CSK need an utility player and they opted Jadeja and he is the best available option for them.In the uncaped segment Rishi Dhawan is a good option for teams like DD &KXI

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 15:38 GMT

    this league is turning out to be a joke now...

  • POSTED BY playitstraight on | February 4, 2012, 15:36 GMT

    This is good news for Vinay and Jadeja and bad news for Indian fans... unfortunately now that Jadeja and Vinay are getting more than a million dollars for playing the IPL, they will take their national matches less seriously. In other words, they will get stuck in the T-20 mindset and won't care about Tests and ODIs. Good news for us is that Laxman is not playing IPL. Now he can take his Tests more seriously :)

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 15:30 GMT

    Really pity Laxman. He has endured the most disgusting moment in cricket of late for a wonderful guy off the field. Hope he takes it in his stride. For all Vinay Kumar bashers, look it is Indian Premier League and only Indian players will be given preference no matter what the repute the foreign players carry. He has got more than decent record in domestic cricket.

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 15:29 GMT

    Does these guys Vinay kumar that huge amounts??who has not performed well in Australia??!!

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 15:27 GMT

    Bombay got an excellent buy in Gibbs for just 50K but wasted 650K for Perera. They should have paid 500K for Andre Russell instead.

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 15:27 GMT

    What a player fetches does it make him a better and world beater player?

  • POSTED BY cricketeria on | February 4, 2012, 15:26 GMT

    haha now Ravindra jadeja will make it into the indian team once SRT, Dravid or Lax retire, then tour NZ or SA and just fail.

  • POSTED BY kazimusman on | February 4, 2012, 15:19 GMT

    Hahahahaha....What a joke! But good for indians to see IPL and enjoy, this Format is made for them......

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 15:05 GMT

    india should just abolish all bowlers from their team and play 11 batsmen,because when you have below standard "fast bowlers" like vinay kumar then you might as well stop producing bowlers completley..

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 14:55 GMT

    IPL just means.....Indian Publicity League....nthing else.....

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 14:50 GMT

    LOL how is india going to win matches with guys like vinay kumar fetching millions jadeja is alright he is not worth 2 million are these buyers out of their minds vinay got smashed all over the park in australia

  • POSTED BY samincolumbia on | February 4, 2012, 14:39 GMT

    Vinay Kumar - 1 million!! Disgusting...How a useless bowler can fetch such amount of money!!

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 14:27 GMT

    Vinay kumar come and bowl to me...I will smash you all over the park though I have only played local gulli cricket....

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 14:26 GMT

    SLC shuld prevent young players from playing IPL.

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 14:02 GMT

    IPL would not be that fun this year

  • POSTED BY vkypak on | February 4, 2012, 13:46 GMT

    IPL is destroying indian cricket.......bcci just making money and nothing more.....sachin sehwag dhoni ghambir and so called world champ will get perform only in IPL they will perform and suddenly they will get good infront of us.....and v all forget the performance in england and australlia.......... such a shame full players......Bcci and players r just playing to make money.....ridiculous I P L...

  • POSTED BY NathanSims on | February 4, 2012, 13:45 GMT

    Delusional. Jadeja indeed....unbelievable.

  • POSTED BY MASQ on | February 4, 2012, 13:45 GMT

    WooW... Vinay you're lucky... 7 Match, 7 Wickets, HS:2* (in T20I)... got MILLION what the hell is this? .... Can you believe the above figures deserve such WORTH and Appreciation ??? ( i think its a suicidial attack on all world-class seemers)

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 13:37 GMT

    Vinay Kumar for millions, what an absolute joke!! I can understand Jadeja's price tag given his solid performances, consistently taking wickets in all formats of the game, the only bowler to trouble English batsman during the England test series although not used to full affect by MS Dhoni.

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 13:32 GMT

    Typical Indian hypocrisy...Just because Jadeja had ONE good T20 against Australia the other day he fetched a million......Jadeja is a below average, ordinary player. I distinctly remember all Indians criticising Vinay Kumar against England and Australia and he fetches the same..hahahah. What a farce, there are millions of players that are 100% fitter, better and with more style of playing than these Indian players, yet they get a price that is over-hyped. This is the way the Indians are trying to tell the world that they have better players, but a shame they can't do it on the field where it matters. Watch this space and see how badly these 2 players fail in the IPL thats a guarantee. Well a perfect example of "WHEN MONEY GOES TO YOUR HEAD". Please publish

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 13:31 GMT

    Swann going unsold must have featured heavily on his mind... he was completely useless bowling today

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 13:24 GMT

    This IPL is a joke. Vinoy kumar & jadeja got highest base prise.LOL..ha ha ha ha.... What a marketing policy from BCCI.After disaster performance from england & australia as well in test series, BCCI have no attention to to remove the old gun & replace them with a relatively capable young guys who will perform better in foreign soil rather their attention how to earn more money by turning each prospective indian player in a money making machine.What a shame !!...Just carry on & be ready for giving new excuses in another faliure in foreign soil.

  • POSTED BY Iftikhar.Uddin.Khattak on | February 4, 2012, 13:21 GMT

    Very Unfortunate for Indo-Pak Cricket as we are suffering from International politics despite the fact people of both nations want our team playin together. Politics should not be involved in the game as Common men has nothin to do with any country national and international policies. But we are hit quite badly even no pakistani player is playin in IPL but still we pakistani's don t miss a single game watchin on Tv even quite disturbed when teams of choices are not playin well . Its v sad end for cricket as in one Big international players from one country are not playin specially when 1 time runners, 1 time Champions & 1 time semi finalist of international ICC T20 cricket. Its really v sad in the history of Cricket when those specialist and talented players are missing mega multi national tournament of cricket. Its my humble request to Indian Govt & Pakistani Govt to plz set and don t affect the beautiful game of cricket and let us enjoy the spirit of sports. Regards

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 13:13 GMT

    every IPL brings millions to players and WHITE WASH to team india.....after this ipl were is india team planing to get white washed?.....at home?

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 13:10 GMT

    india's comic league!! vinay kumar and jadeja.. for millions!!! losers!! kumar cant bowl properly, jadeja is a soda bottle.... and they get millions!!!

  • POSTED BY Rakim on | February 4, 2012, 13:10 GMT

    "to call Vinay Kumar as a fast bowler is crime against the all fast bowlers who lived" quote of the year man!!

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 13:07 GMT

    Common guys...this is too much of Vinay Kumar bashing. He may not bowl at 140+ speed but he always does a decent job in T20s and always gives his 100% in field. Moreover he is local player for RCB. Even if you go by his recent performance, he was the most economical bowler among quick bowlers of both sides..!!!

  • POSTED BY Yathrika on | February 4, 2012, 12:54 GMT

    Shame on Indian Cricket! VVS Laxman, who helped to put India back on the Cricket Map in 2001 and subsequently served Indian Cricket loyally has gone unsold; where as Ajay Jadeja gets $ 2 million and Vinay Kumar $ 1 million. It is not the money. It is the attitude. I understand the commercial aspect but it still hurts. All is done in the name of Cricket. God save Cricket; in particular Indian Cricket!

  • POSTED BY Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on | February 4, 2012, 12:44 GMT

    While Jadeja is definitely worth millions, how did Vinay get a million? I'm glad for Vinay but can't figure out how he commanded a million ( O _ O )!

  • POSTED BY Gotenks.rocks on | February 4, 2012, 12:38 GMT

    Thank God!!! Laxman was unsold, otherwise he would have definitely delayed is retirement.

  • POSTED BY MASQ on | February 4, 2012, 12:36 GMT

    MILLIONS for VINAY... you really mean it, i think now there is only chance... VINAY will get heart attack after listening such funny comedy about him.... surely...

  • POSTED BY DataQue on | February 4, 2012, 12:35 GMT

    A joke!!!!! Idiots are paying losers a million bucks!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 12:34 GMT

    Dinesh Chandimal for 50,000? what a bargain!

  • POSTED BY suve on | February 4, 2012, 12:29 GMT

    Who is Ravindra Jadeja and Vinay Kumar?, Shows how useless the IPL is really.

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 12:26 GMT

    azhar mehmood is much better choice

  • POSTED BY 30-30-150 on | February 4, 2012, 12:15 GMT

    @Rakim - LOL. Funny comments. Really laughing out loud. You don't seem to have seen VinayKumar and Jadeja...... Atleast you know Mahela. THANK GOD.

  • POSTED BY sriram177 on | February 4, 2012, 12:11 GMT

    decan charger is the weakest team ...parthiv patel is of no use when they have sangakara .. decan charger is the dumbest franchise.....csk is the best ...kkr ,mi ,did well..vinay kumar is the joke of the ipl acution history

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 12:10 GMT

    What hapnd Sanga and Dilshan???????

  • POSTED BY jam-11 on | February 4, 2012, 12:09 GMT

    Franchises are not stupid to by vinaykumar for 1m.He bowls well in Aussies. This is the answer for those who r questioning talented vinay. Is Dhoni stupid to put vinay ahead of pathan? think +ve, vinay kumar is the top wicket tacker in ranaji(08-09,09-10) RR wants good local player. only Dravid is there.

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 12:08 GMT

    @Rakim glad you are not recruiter. Franchisies unlike some fans know waht they are buying. After all they are businessmen and know how to make money. Rvindra jadeja is worth every penny being spent on him. He is a complete package with his outstanding fielding, leg spin and attacking batsmanship. His fielding alone can save a few runs on the filed and some time can win you matches like T20 in Australia. Leave your prejudice behind and show some respect. I am glad his worth is being recognised now.

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 11:55 GMT

    competitive sides, stupid bids.... IPL 2012 surely will be an interestin one for me....... :)))))

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 11:53 GMT

    ridiculous ... v v funny auction... ir reflects the quality of this unfair and fake Ipl ... where these jadeja's and third rated vinay kumar r highest paid cricketers .. hahaha. without Pakistan and world champ England it cannot be completed.. I can assure that Pakistan have hundred times best bower then vinay and jadeja in almost every street. wow that's really comedy ..lolx

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 11:52 GMT

    But BCCI doesnt seem to attempt to improve quality of cricket in India. Their one and only objective is enlarging BCCI's bank account. If quality of ciricket or players improved it is due to sheer talent.

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 11:51 GMT

    only $50000 for Gibbs is a shame for IPL...So less price for such a great player...

  • POSTED BY crickstats on | February 4, 2012, 11:49 GMT

    to call Vinay Kumar as a fast bowler is crime against the all fast bowlers who lived.

  • POSTED BY MASQ on | February 4, 2012, 11:49 GMT

    I think IPL still incomplete without Pakistani super stars... adding Pakistan players will be more intresting event i believe...

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 11:45 GMT

    This guy Ravindra Jadeja is raising to the ranks. Hope he performs for India with IPL experience.

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 11:36 GMT

    Vinay kumar a good prospect for RCB so as jadeja for CSK. Those who criticized these two is because of zonal politics.. thats it.

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 11:33 GMT

    india's comic league!! vinay kumar and jadeja.. for millions!!! losers!! kumar cant bowl properly, jadeja is a soda bottle.... and they get millions!!!

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 11:28 GMT

    The sheen of IPL is wearing off as the players have realised they are human beings and not machines that require 'shut down period' for maintenace and fitness. Moreover IPL is a domestic Indian League and should be played in the Indian Domestic League season and not when it feels like disrupting the programs of other cricket playing nations.

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 11:26 GMT

    I think people should boycott atleast one match in each stadium. BCCI does not carry about quality of cricket. Look at Test Cricket world over. T20 itslef is not bad but at the cost of tests, there must be someone who looks beyong cricket alone.

  • POSTED BY roxap on | February 4, 2012, 11:24 GMT

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!! vinay kumar in one million that must be the most hilarious news of the year so far.....

  • POSTED BY CaughtAndBowled on | February 4, 2012, 11:21 GMT

    Have it English boys. You thumped us 4-0 and 5-0 when we visited you and this how we take revenge on you. We will never give you an opportunity to play in Indian conditions so that we can give it back to you when you visit India!!!

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 11:18 GMT

    That was surprise me that Sahara pulls plug with BCCI

  • POSTED BY palla.avinash on | February 4, 2012, 11:17 GMT

    huh u vinay kumar gets his price finally,this is a great reward for his hard work,if any body has doubts see his bowling stats in first class cricket and how he performed against England and west indies series and in t20s against Australia and in ipl,he doesn't have pace but he has great attitude good lucky buddy.jedeja goes to csk good and it is Indian premier league not any foreign league.

  • POSTED BY Simoc on | February 4, 2012, 11:16 GMT

    At least in IPL the money is real. The bad buys and good buys are apparent by the end and with hindsight you can judge those bosses with foresight, or lack of. All those playing in IPL are very well paid. IPL and T20 are for the real people as the numbers dictate. Test cricket is for media commentators, hopeless as they are in Oz, that fancy themselves as their massive egos dictate.

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 11:12 GMT

    youngistan playilg in millions & seniors like laxman got zero

  • POSTED BY nikhil_tawde on | February 4, 2012, 11:06 GMT

    MI should have tried for better players. Jadeja is damn lucky, hope he does remains the same after seeing the cash

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 11:02 GMT

    lolz u know thta jadeja goin to chennai superking isnt a surprise coz the owner of CSK is mister shreenivasan head of BCCI....

  • POSTED BY Rakim on | February 4, 2012, 10:54 GMT

    LOL; how can you pay 1m for Vinay Kumar?(someone explain to me please) I would pay 10 000 for him as a reserve. Ravindra Jadeja hahahahaha. Most expensive in IPL? that clearly represents quality of this "league". Mahela is class player tho

  • POSTED BY sohaibahmad on | February 4, 2012, 10:53 GMT

    India fast bowler R Vinay Kumar ??? who is that?

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 10:47 GMT

    I wish this time IPL ratings would be pretty low,as Indian form has been poor and unattractive which resulted in losing of interest in Cricket, which is a big danger for BCCI. I wish IPL should rather be on a low fair and ensure much rest is given for players. At least the no cricket period would be a relief for Fans and Players and also BCCI and its sponsors...

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  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 10:47 GMT

    I wish this time IPL ratings would be pretty low,as Indian form has been poor and unattractive which resulted in losing of interest in Cricket, which is a big danger for BCCI. I wish IPL should rather be on a low fair and ensure much rest is given for players. At least the no cricket period would be a relief for Fans and Players and also BCCI and its sponsors...

  • POSTED BY sohaibahmad on | February 4, 2012, 10:53 GMT

    India fast bowler R Vinay Kumar ??? who is that?

  • POSTED BY Rakim on | February 4, 2012, 10:54 GMT

    LOL; how can you pay 1m for Vinay Kumar?(someone explain to me please) I would pay 10 000 for him as a reserve. Ravindra Jadeja hahahahaha. Most expensive in IPL? that clearly represents quality of this "league". Mahela is class player tho

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 11:02 GMT

    lolz u know thta jadeja goin to chennai superking isnt a surprise coz the owner of CSK is mister shreenivasan head of BCCI....

  • POSTED BY nikhil_tawde on | February 4, 2012, 11:06 GMT

    MI should have tried for better players. Jadeja is damn lucky, hope he does remains the same after seeing the cash

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 11:12 GMT

    youngistan playilg in millions & seniors like laxman got zero

  • POSTED BY Simoc on | February 4, 2012, 11:16 GMT

    At least in IPL the money is real. The bad buys and good buys are apparent by the end and with hindsight you can judge those bosses with foresight, or lack of. All those playing in IPL are very well paid. IPL and T20 are for the real people as the numbers dictate. Test cricket is for media commentators, hopeless as they are in Oz, that fancy themselves as their massive egos dictate.

  • POSTED BY palla.avinash on | February 4, 2012, 11:17 GMT

    huh u vinay kumar gets his price finally,this is a great reward for his hard work,if any body has doubts see his bowling stats in first class cricket and how he performed against England and west indies series and in t20s against Australia and in ipl,he doesn't have pace but he has great attitude good lucky buddy.jedeja goes to csk good and it is Indian premier league not any foreign league.

  • POSTED BY on | February 4, 2012, 11:18 GMT

    That was surprise me that Sahara pulls plug with BCCI

  • POSTED BY CaughtAndBowled on | February 4, 2012, 11:21 GMT

    Have it English boys. You thumped us 4-0 and 5-0 when we visited you and this how we take revenge on you. We will never give you an opportunity to play in Indian conditions so that we can give it back to you when you visit India!!!