Kolkata (West Bengal): Australia’s opening batsman Chris Lynn was bought by Mumbai Indians for his base price of INR 2 crore in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) auction on Thursday.
England limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan was purchased by Kolkata Knight Riders for INR 5.25 crore.
Indian player Robin Uthappa went to Rajasthan Royals for INR 3 crore.
A total of 186 Indian players, 143 overseas players and three players from Associate Nations are being auctioned today. Hugh Edmeades is the auctioneer.
A total of 332 cricketers are being auctioned for the 13th edition. While 997 players had initially registered, the final list was pruned after the eight franchises submitted their list of shortlisted players.
Seven overseas players – Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Dale Steyn, and Angelo Mathews – have opted to be slotted in the highest bracket (Rs 2 crore).
Robin Uthappa is the only Indian player in the auction list with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore. Piyush Chawla, Yusuf Pathan, and Jaydev Unadkat have set their base price at Rs 1 crore.
A total of 127 players, including 35 overseas cricketers were retained by the eight IPL franchises. (ANI)