IPL prunes players' auction list to 51

Updated: 07 January 2010 17:40 IST

Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi, Kiwi paceman Shane Bond and Caribbean batting sensation Keiron Pollard are among 51 cricketers.

IPL prunes players' auction list to 51

New Delhi:

Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi, Kiwi paceman Shane Bond and Caribbean batting sensation Keiron Pollard are among 51 cricketers, who have been shortlisted by the Indian Premier League for its January 19 player auction.

Ramnaresh Sarwan (West Indies), Nathan McCullum (New Zealand), Clint McKay and Doug Bollinger (Australia), Chanaka Welegedara and Nuwan Zoysa (Sri Lanka), rising Pakistani star Umar Akmal and Yusuf Abdulla and Rory Kleinveldt (South Africa) have also made the cut.

The list includes 11 Australians, nine South Africans, eight Sri Lankans, eight West Indians, seven Pakistanis and an assortment of players from across the Bangladesh, New Zealand and Zimbabwe.

The auction, to be held in Mumbai, will also feature for the first time players from Holland and Canada.

As per the guidelines set by the IPL Governing Council, each Franchisee will have a fresh purse of USD 750,000 to buy players.

"The IPL had received nearly 100 entries from international players, of which the eight franchisees had short listed 60 players for the auction on January 19th and out of which only 51 have been cleared for the auction. The remaining will be featured pending NOCs from the home boards," a release from the organisers said.

The third edition of the highly popular Twenty20 event will begin on March 12.

"The enthusiasm and interest displayed by players from all around the world to participate in IPL 2010 has been truly overwhelming. I would like to welcome the players from Canada and Holland in particular and also like to wish all of the 51 cricketers all the very best," Lalit Modi, IPL Chairman and Commissioner, said.

Complete list of 51 cricketers:

  Name Country
1
Mohammad Aamer Pakistan
2
Yusuf Abdulla South Africa
3
Shahid Afridi Pakistan
4
Saeed Ajmal Pakistan
5
Umar Akmal Pakistan
6
Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh
7
Sulieman Benn West Indies
8
Doug Bollinger Australia
9
Shane Bond New Zealand
10
Darren Bravo West Indies
11
Rizwan Cheema Canada
12
Zander de Bruyn South Africa
13
Grant Elliot New Zealand
14
Daren Ganga West Indies
15
Murray Goodwin Zimbabwe
16
Brad Haddin Australia
17
Wavell Hinds West Indies
18
Phillip Hughes Australia
19
Thilina Kandamby Sri Lanka
20
Justin Kemp South Africa
21
Rory Kleinveldt South Africa
22
Ashley Noffke Australia
23
Jason Krejza Australia
24
Nuwan Kulasekera Sri Lanka
25
Ben Laughlin Australia
26
Graham Manou Australia
27
Damien, Martyn Australia
28
Nathan McCullum New Zealand
29
Clint McKay Australia
30
Rana Naved Ul Hasan Pakistan
31
Imran Nazir Pakistan
32
Wayne Parnell South Africa
33
Thisara Perera Sri Lanka
34
Vernon Philander South Africa
35
Kieron Pollard West Indies
36
Abdul Razzaq Pakistan
37
Kemar Roach West Indies
38
Ramnaresh Sarwan West Indies
39
Peter Siddle Australia
40
Chamara Silva Sri Lanka
41
Lendl Simmons West Indies
42
Ryan ten Doeschate Holland
43
Upul Tharanga Sri Lanka
44
Lonwabo Tsotsobe South Africa
45
Johan van der Wath South Africa
46
Vaughn van Jaarsveld South Africa
47
Lou Vincent New Zealand
48
Adam Voges Australia
49
Kaushalya Weeraratne Sri Lanka
50
Chanaka Welegedara Sri Lanka
51
Nuwan Zoysa Sri Lanka

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