Karnataka Premier League players’ auction a dull affair

August 14th, 2009 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS  

Bangalore, Aug 14 (IANS) The players’ auction of the Twenty20 Karnataka Premier League here Friday turned out to be a drab affair as none of the 48 cricketers could fetch the maximum price of Rs.700,000.
India’s one-day player Robin Uthappa was the costliest player at just Rs.325,000 and was bought by Bangalore Urban Team, owned by leading realtor Brigade group.

The KPL, which is promoted by the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA), will be held in Bangalore and Mysore Sep 9-23 with eight teams taking part in the Twenty20 tournament.

Stuart Binny, son of former India all-rounder Roger Binny, was the second costliest player at Rs.320,000 and will play for Gulbarga team. Veteran spinner Sunil Joshi went for Rs.205,000 for Hubli-based Dharwad team.

The KPL has lost some sheen after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) rejected KSCA request to allow players from other states to take part in the league.

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