Eight Indian Premier League franchisees will buy 17 players from a pool of around 50 with a total of USD 13.59 million in their pocket. According to sources, Chennai Super Kings may spend upto USD two million for two slots.
The Deccan Chargers likely to spend USD 1.9 milllion for two, the Knight Riders USD 1.21 for one, the Kings' XI Punjab USD 1.45 million for two, Mumbai Indians USD 1.76 million for three players, Rajasthan Royals USD 1.875 million for two and Bangalore Royal Challengers USD 1.945 for two slots.
Around 50 players will go under the hammer at the auction. However, the auction would not be so exciting as the first auction last year. But still there are some exciting deals in the offing.
Michael Clarke, who withdrew from the second season, is unlikely to play any part in the tournament next year too, according to Lalit Modi.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)