IPL 2nd season bidding


After all the hullabaloo by the self appointed moral police (including Bal Thuggeray) last year, the auction of the players for 2nd season of Indian Premier League (IPL) concluded successfully a while ago.

The best thing about the second season of IPL is that the Pakistani players have withdrawn or had their contracts cancelled by their respective teams.  Thank God, there wouldn’t have been anything more pukeworthy than seeing a Pakistani playing in the IPL after what happened in Bombay.  Good riddance of the rubbish.


This is how the teams bid

Rajasthan Royals
Shaun Tait (Australia) – $375,000
Tyron Henderson (South Africa) – $650,000

Mumbai Indians
JP Duminy (South Africa) – $950,000
Kyle Mills (New Zealand) – $150,000
Mohammad Ashraful (Bangladesh) – $75,000

Chennai Super Kings
Andrew Flintoff (England) – $1.55 million
Thilan Thushara (Sri Lanka) – $140,000
George Bailey (Australia) – $50,000 (50,000)

Bangalore Royal Challengers
Kevin Pietersen (England) – $1.55 million
Jesse Ryder (New Zealand) – $160,000

Deccan Chargers
Fidel Edwards (West Indies) – $150,000
Dwayne Smith (West Indies) –  $100,000

Delhi Daredevils
Owais Shah (England) – $275,000
Paul Collingwood (England) $275,000

Kings XI Punjab
Ravi Bopara (England) – $450,000
Jerome Taylor (West Indies) – $150,000

Kolkata Knight Riders
Mashrafe Mortaza (Bangladesh) – $600,000

All above mentioned prices are in US dollars