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In what could be a major snub to Sourav Ganguly, none of the franchisees bid for the former Indian skipper in two days of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction that ended in Bangalore on Sunday.Along with Ganguly, other major names who could not find any buyers were Chris Gayle, Brian Lara, Sanath Jayasuriya and Chaminda Vaas. After creating new records and 15 new millionaires on the first day, the IPL auction entered its final day where 71 players were up for grabs, including 18 Indians.With only cumulative salary cap of USD 19.5 million left in the purse, owners looked to settle their teams by buying bits-and-pieces players.The auction did not start with the same bang as it was on the first day when Gautam Gambhir was fetched for a whopping USD 2.4 million. Only one out of the ten wicketkeepers up for shopping in the opening session was sold: Mathew Wade, the Victorian glovesman, was bagged by Delhi Daredevils for USD 100,000.The day's biggest surprise came when the veteran Sri … [Read more...] about Veterans shown the door in IPL-4 auction
In what turned out to be one of the major embarrassments in his illustrious career, Sourav Ganguly was left red-faced as there were no takers for the living legend. Similarly Chris Gayle, Brian Lara, Sanath Jayasuriya were all rejected by the franchises on both the days.Contrary to that Gautam Gambhir was the most priced player of this year's IPL auction after being bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for massive USD 2.4 million. Yusuf Pathan and Robin Uthappa went fot another whopping USD 2.1 million.Here is the list of who went where, to whom and for what:NameBought ByAmountNuwan PradeepRoyal Challengers BangaloreUSD 20,000Chris LynnDeccan ChargersUSD 20,000Francois du PlessisChennai Super KingsUSD 120,000Jesse RyderPune WarriorsUSD 150,000Murali KartikPune WarriorsUSD 400,000Juan TheronDeccan ChargersUSD 85,000Travis BirtDelhi DaredevilsUSD 20,000Dimitri MascarenhasKings XI PunjabUSD 100,000Jonathan VandiarRoyal Challengers BangaloreUSD 20,000Moises HenriquesMumbai IndiansUSD … [Read more...] about IPL Auction: who went where and for how much