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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Breaking News: First Ten Big Names Auctioned in the IPL Bid

Amidst great high drama thrill and excitement the auction for the IPL (Indian Premere League) players took off today in the city of Mumbai. All the big bidders were present, namely ShahRukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Vijay Mallya et al, all ready to bid for the players to play in their respective teams. The results of the first set of bids for the various players is out already. Here is a complete list of the names of the players and their bid amounts and the team that managed to win them! Ms Dhoni is the highest priced Player so far!
1. Sangakarra - Mohali Team - bid amount 2.8 Crore Rupees
2. Harbhajan Singh - Mumbai Team - bid amount 3.4 Crore Rupees
3. MS Dhoni - Chennai Team - bid amount 6 Crore Rupees
4. Anil kumble - Bangalore Team - bid amount 2 Crore Rupees
5. Shoeb Akhtar - Kolkatta Team - bid amount 1.7 Crore Rupees
6. Jayawardene - Mohali Team - bid amount 1.9 Crore Rupees
7. Muralitharan - Chennai Team - bid amount 2.4 Crore Rupees
8. Sanath Jayasurya-Mumbai Team - bid amount 3.9 Crore Rupees
9. Adam Gilchrist-Hyderabad Team - bid amount 2.8 Crore Rupees
10. Shane Warne - Jaipur Team - bid amount 1.8 Crore Rupees

These players will be playing for their respective teams in the IPL and Cricket matches will follow the twenty20 pattern that will be started during the summers, from the month of April 2008 this year! What needs to be seen is whether this formula of the game will be able to survive the season and draw in the crowds in the hot summers to the stadiums to watch the matches. How exactly is this going to affect the official one day matches that were being played so far? Are the players going to be able to last that long? Won't they feel the fatigue, as twenty20 game is the much faster version of the one day match and will require more stamina and fitness than ever! Most of the players that are being selected now for this version are all older players, who were anyways going to retire from the world of cricket! What will happen to the future of the game of Cricket in general? Will it survive this IPL? Will players still like to play for their country? The younger players will have a better opportunity here in the IPL with quick money making options so why would they want to play in the ODI officially for the country?There are many such questions that are now coming to the fore as the IPL gets all set to launch their teams in a big way!Are we killing the Game of Cricket?


Here is the list of the other players that went under the hammer at the IPL bids this morning.
11. Mathew Hayden – Chennai team – bid amount 1.5 crore Rupees
12. Andrew Symonds–Hyderabad team– bid amount 5.4 crore Rupees
13. Daniel Vettori – Dehli team – bid amount 2.5 crore Rupees
14. Jacob Oram – Chennai team – bid amount 2.7 crore Rupees
15. B McCculum – Kolkata team – bid amount 2.8 crore Rupees
16. Brett Lee – Mohali team – bid amount 3.6 crore Rupees
17. Ricky Ponting – Kolkata team– bid amount 1.6 crore Rupees
18. S Sreesanth – Mohali team – bid amount 2.5 crore Rupees
19. Herschelle Gibbs–Hyderabad team– bid amount 2.3 crore Rupees
20. Shahid Afridi – Hyderabad team – bid amount 2.7 crore Rupees
21. Jaques Kallis – Banglore team – bid amount 3.6 crore Rupees
22. Zaheer Khan – Banglore team – bid amount 1.8 crore Rupees
23. Stephen Fleming – Chennai team – bid amount 1.4 crore Rupees
24. Chris Gayle – Kolkata team – bid amount 3.2 crore Rupees
25. Mohammad Asif – Dehli team – bid amount 2.6 crores Rupees
26. Greame Smith – Jaipur team – bid amount 1.9 crores Rupees
27. Shoaib Malik – Dehli team – bid amount 2 crore Rupees
28. Younis Khan – Jaipur team – bid amount 90 lakh Rupees

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