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Dhoni eclipses Gilchrist at IPL auction

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  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Dhoni eclipses Gilchrist at IPL auction

    Stephen Samuelson
    February 20, 2008 - 5:55PM
    http://www.smh.com.au/news/cricket/g...467168379.html


    India's one-day captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has eclipsed Adam Gilchrist at the player auction for the Indian Premier League.
    Dhoni was picked up by the Chennai Superkings for $1.65 million while Gilchrist went to Hyderabad for $765,000.
    Shane Warne was picked up by Jaipur for his reserve price of $492,000 but his great spin rival, Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka, joined Dhoni at Chennai for $656,000.
    Sri Lanka's captain Mahela Jayawardene has been picked up Mohali, coached by Tom Moody, for $519,000.
    Pakistan paceman Shoaib Akhtar was won by Kolkata for $464,000. His captain will be Sourav Ganguly and coach John Buchanan.
    The tycoons behind India's new Twenty20 cricket tournament have gathered in a Mumbai hotel conference room to hammer their cheque-books to sign some of the biggest names in sport.
    The eight franchise teams of the Indian Premier League will bid for 78 players who go under the hammer at the five-star hotel. The closed-door auction could last up to 12 hours.
    The teams -- from Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mohali and Mumbai -- have a budget of up to $5 million each for a maximum of eight contracted players.
    "The governing council of the Indian Premier League is pulling out all stops to ensure a free, transparent and fair bidding process for a truly historic first ever auction of cricketers in India,'' IPL Chairman Lalit Modi said in a statement.
    Each player will have an annual 'base player fee' under the assumption he is available for the entire season. That fee will be adjusted on a pro-rata basis dependent on availability.
    The players will be put up for bidding in sets of 12 according to their annual base price, multiple-skills and expected availability for the inaugural year.
    Players from India, Sri Lanka and South Africa are available for the entire duration of the 44-day tournament starting on April 18 and featuring 59 matches.
    Retired Australian greats Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath are available for the whole tournament, however Australian players who figure in both test and one-day cricket have been penned down as unavailable for 2008 owing to national team commitments.
    This year's Australian tour of Pakistan looks unlikely due to the security situation there, however, and IPL rules allow players to be become part of their teams in the event of them being available at a later date.
    The player contracts are for a period of three years.
    The players from Pakistan, West Indies and New Zealand have been marked as partially available due to their national commitments.
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  2. clontaago

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    Andrew Symonds, $1.4 million
     
  3. Canteen Worker

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    It is India we are talking about. Symonds - expensive Monkey :)
     
  4. Fluffy

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    david hussey went for 200K more than his brother and ponting

    these indians are not too bright
     
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    David Hussey And Symonds wont be in Pakistan if the tour goes ahead, meaning they will be available for the majority of the tournament, unlike Hussey M. and Ponting. They also both bowl.

    Brighter than some.
     
  6. Fluffy

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    they can only play 4 internationals in any given game so playing a player because he is a part time bowler doesnt sound very bright to me but whatever you think is right must be right like normal.
     
  7. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Fluffy have you even seen David Hussey play this year?

    As soon as a spot becomes available in the Aus 1 day team, D Hussey will enter and will remain there for a long time.
     

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