All you need to know about KPL 2015 Players Auction

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Bengaluru, July 23: The Players' Auction for the Karnataka Premier League (KPL) 2015 Twenty20 tournament will be held on July 25 (Saturday) with Robin Uthappa expected to attract the highest bid again, like last year.

Full list of retained players; Last year's list of players sold at auction

As many as 239 players will go under the hammer at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium premises. India all-rounder Stuart Binny is also in the auction and he too is expected to trigger a bidding war between the franchises.

Robin Uthappa


Here is all you need to know about the KPL 2015 Players Auction

Auction date - 25 July (Saturday)

Time - Starts at 11 AM

Venue - M Chinnaswamy Stadium premises, Bengaluru

239 - Total number of players to be auctioned

12 - Number of players retained (2 each per team)

8 - Total number of teams in this year's KPL (new addition Namma Shivamogga. All Stars Celebrity XI - Rockstars will not be a part of auction)

Rs 5.3 lakh - The highest amount paid during last year's auction. Robin Uthappa was picked by Bellary Tuskers for the same amount

Players are divided into Pool A and B

35 players in Pool A

204 cricketers in Pool B

Rs 20 lakh - Total pursue for each team (The retained players' fees will remain the same as previous season and amount will be deducted from Pool A or B purse depending on which pool the player belongs)

New team Namma Shivamogga will have full purse of Rs 20 lakh

Rs 12 lakh - The maximum purse for Pool A players

Rs 50,000 - The base price of a player in Pool A

Stuart Binny

Rs 8 lakh - The maximum purse for Pool B players

Rs 10,000 - Base price of each player in Pool B

Players not bought in Pool A will be added to Pool B and their base price will be halved at Rs 25,000

Players will sign a one-year contract with the franchise and each squad will have a minimum of 15 players and a maximum of 20 players, including 2 players from its catchment area

Pool A players - Robin Uthappa, Karun Nair, CM Gautam, Abrar Kazi, Akhil, SL Akshay, Amit Verma, Anirudh Joshi, KC Avinash, Bharath Chipli, Gautham K, Jonathan R, Kranthi Kumar, Kunal Kapoor, Mayank Agarwal, Abhimanyu Mithun, KB Pawan, Pawan Deshpande, Sadiq Kirmani, HS Sharath, Shishir Bhavane, Shreyas Gopal, Stuart Binny, Udit Patel


Teams' retained players, their values in Rupees and balance in each franchisee kitty for the auction

MANGALORE UNITED

Retained Players: Karun Nair (Pool A) 4,65,750; Ronit More (Pool A) 1,90,000

Total: 655,750

Balance available: To buy Pool A players - 5,44,250; For Pool B players - 8,00,000


BELAGAVI PANTHERS

Retained Players: R Vinay Kumar (Pool A) 4,60,000; Abhishek Reddy (Pool A) 65,000

Total: 5,25,000

Balance available: To buy Pool A Players: 6,75,000; For Pool B players - 8,00,000


BELLARY TUSKERS

Retained Players: Nischal D (Pool A) 50,000 (Was in Pool B last year, bought for 10,000); Devraj Patil (Pool B) 10,000

Total: 60,000

Balance available: To buy Pool A Players: 11,40,000; For Pool B players: 7,90,000


BIJAPUR BULLS

Retained Players: R Samarth (Pool A) 1,30,000; KC Cariappa (Pool A) 50,000 (Was in Pool B last year, bought for 25,000)

Total: 1,80,000

Balance Available: To Buy Pool A Players: 10,20,000; For Pool B players - 8,00,000


HUBLI TIGERS

Retained Players: KL Rahul (Pool A) 2,00,000; Sreenath Aravind (Pool A) 3,00,000

Total: 5,00,000

Balance available: To buy Pool A Players: 7,00,000; For Pool B players - 8,00,000


MYSORE WARRIORS

Retained Players: Manish Pandey (Pool A) 3,10,000; J Suchith (Pool A) 90,000

Total: 4,00,000

Balance available: To Buy Pool A Players: 8,00,000; For Pool B players - 8,00,000


NAMMA SHIMOGA

Entitled to full purse of Rs 12,00,000 to buy Pool A players

For Pool B players - 8,00,000

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