51 cricketers shortlisted for IPL auction

January 7th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Jan 7 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) Thursday announced a list of 51 players for the auction to be held here January 19.
The IPL for its third edition received 100 entries from international players. The eight franchisees shortlisted 60 players for the auction and of these only 51 have been cleared. The remaining players will feature pending NOCs from their home boards.

The auction list features players from Australia (11), South Africa (9), Sri Lanka (8), West Indies (8), Pakistan (7), New Zealand (4) and one each from Bangladesh, Canada, Holland and Zimbabwe.

Pakistan’s Twenty20 World Cup star Shahid Afridi, new pace sensations Kemar Roach (West Indies) and Mohammad Aamer (Pakistan), in-form Australian seamer Dougie Bollinger will be some of the stars in the auction.

As per the guidelines of IPL governing council, each franchisee will have a fresh purse of $750,000 to select the cricketers best suited for their team’s strategies.

“The enthusiasm displayed by players from all around the world to participate in IPL 2010 has been truly overwhelming,” IPL commissioner Lalit Modi said.

Players (from):

Australia — Doug Bollinger, Brad Haddin, Ashley Noffke, Jason Krejza, Ben Laughlin, Graham Manou, Damien Martyn, Clint McKay, Peter Siddle, Adam Voges, Phillip Hughes

South Africa — Yusuf Abdulla, Zander de Bruyn, Justin Kemp, Rory Kleinveldt, Wayne Parnell, Vernon Philander, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Johan van der Wath, Vaughn van Jaarsveld

Sri Lanka — Thilina Kandamby, Nuwan Kulasekera, Thisara Perera, Chamara Silva, Upul Tharanga, Kaushalya Weeraratne, Chanaka Welegedara, Nuwan Zoysa

West Indies — Sulieman Benn, Daren Ganga, Darren Bravo, Wavell Hinds, Kieron Pollard, Lendl Simmons, Kemar Roach, Ramnaresh Sarwan

Pakistan — Mohammad Aamer, Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Akmal, Rana Naved Ul Hasan, Imran Nazir, Abdul Razzaq

New Zealand — Shane Bond, Grant Elliot, Nathan McCullum, Lou Vincent

Bangladesh — Shakib Al Hasan

Canada — Rizwan Cheema,

Zimbabwe — Murray Goodwin

Holland — Ryan ten Doeschate.

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