IPL Auctions 2010 – New player auction on Jan 19, 2010
IPL Auction 2010 Updates – 97 Players Registered
8 West Indies players that have registered for IPL Auction before the January 1, 2010 are:
- Carlton Baugh
- Tino Best
- Daren Ganga
- Wavell Hinds
- Keiron Pollard
- Kemar Roach
- Ramnaresh Sarwan
- Lendel Simmons
26 Pakistan players have registered for IPL Auction 2010
The game of cricket has never gotten bigger and richer; the introduction of Indian Premier League changed the face of the game drastically and the new wave of T20 format of the game has left cricket fans asking for more.
The DLF IPL spearheaded by the BCCI (Board of Cricket Control of India) Vice-President Lalit Modi who kick-started the first season of IPL frenzy on 18th of April 2008. And since then the IPL has never looked back; it had the most successful season of 1 and then followed by IPL 2009 season 2 in the history of the game. While IPL 2008 was played in India, IPL 2009 was played in South Africa. Now again, focus shifts to India which hosts the IPL 2010 in various cities.
The eight teams (with a high chance of 2 more new teams which are finalized as yet) of the IPL will march in to IPL 2010 season 3 that will begin from March 12, 2010 and play about 60 matches in a span of 45 days and each team will be playing 18 matches. Now, that’s like full dose of entertainment for 1-1/2 months.
The 8 teams of IPL and their owners
The concept of auctioning teams and signing players began with the IPL in India, which involved individuals/companies buying teams and bidding for players. The entire process saw national and international players signing for respective teams with huge sums riding on their back. On January 24th 2008 the eight IPL teams along with the bidders was announced, and the auction yielded a purse $723.59 million. New IPL Auction however, will be conducted on January 19, 2010 and this is to bring in new players into the teams. There are speculations about inclusion of Pakistan players into the IPL 2010, although there is nothing concrete that could be confirmed as yet.
- Mumbai Indians: Owned by Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries
- Rajasthan Royals: Owned by Emerging Media, Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty
- Deccan Chargers: Owned by Venkat Ram Reddy of Deccan Chronicle
- Royal Challengers Bangalore: Owned by Vijay Mallya of the UB Group
- Chennai Super Kings: Owned by N. Srinivasan of India Cements
- Delhi Daredevils: Owned by GMR Holdings and Akshay Kumar
- Kolkata Knight Riders: Owned by Red Chillies entertainment
- Kings XI Punjab: Owned by Ness Wadia of Bombay Dyeing, Priety Zinta, Mohit Burman of Dabur and Karan Paul of Apeejay Surendra Group.
The sponsor of the IPL is DLF, which has the contract for sponsoring the tournament for five years.
The Guidelines for each Franchise IPL Team
The minimum number of players in each squad should be 16 along with a coach and the team physio. Only 10 foreign players are allowed in each squad and among the 11 members of the playing squad in each team, only 4 could be foreign players. The number of local players in each team should not cross 8 and only two players from the under-22 pool of the BCCI will be included.
Expansion of the IPL with two new teams
The IPL has plans of introducing two more new teams in the Indian Premier League for the fourth season scheduled in 2011. Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan, Anil Ambani and Salman Khan are the new celebrities who are showing interest in owning a franchise team. The bidders can choose a team from an option of 8-10 cities that can become the home team venues for the bidders. The bidding for the two new teams will take place in 2010. On January 19th 2010 the auction for new players to be included in the league will begin in Mumbai with an expense of $ 750.000.