Factfile of IPL players’ auctionBy IANS
Sunday, January 9, 2011
BANGALORE - Following is a factfile on the two-day players’ auction for the Indian Premier League-4 (IPL-4) that concluded here Sunday.
One hundred and twenty-five players were sold while the remaining 228 players, including some stalwarts of the game like Brian Lara, Sourav Ganguly and Sanath Jayasuriya, failed to get any buyers.
* Total number of players in auction: 353
* Players sold: 125
* Players unsold: 228
* Amount spent by franchises: $80.28 million
* Amount left with franchises: $9.68 million
* Highest paid player: Gautam Gambhir (India) $2.4 million for Kolkata Knight Riders
* Highest paid overseas player: Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) $1.5 million for Kochi