When the Indian Premier League (IPL) was first launched, it generated a lot of excitement due to its unique concept of having cricketers from across the globe playing together in a team. For the first time you got to see, for example, Hayden and Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar and Jayasuriya, Sehwag and McGrath, and other cricket superstars playing as team mates. The consecutive years after the IPL debut continued to generate a lot of buzz. After IPL 3, there was a cloud over the future of IPL after corruption allegations and tax evasions surfaced and Lalit Modi, the brain behind the IPL concept, was forced to resign. The concept, though, was too good to bury. After all, it raked in the moolah for BCCI! So IPL did not get a funeral, but a resurrection with new rules and more teams. This in turns means more matches and more exciting days of cricket!
The IPL 4 auction will be managed by Chirayu Amin.
IPL 4 Auction Dates: January 8th and 9th, 2011
IPL Season 4 Auction Venue: ITC Royal Gardenia Hotel, Bangalore
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Name of Auctioneer for IPL 4 Auction: Richard Madley (England). He also conducted the IPL player auctions in the previous seasons.
IPL 4 League Format
* There will be 5 teams in each group.
* A team will play 4 games at a home venue and 4 at the other team's venue. This makes up 8 matches.
* Each team will play 4 of the teams in the other group, the games being either at a home venue or away. This makes up 4 matches
* Each team will play the 5th team of the other group twice, both at a home venue and away. This makes up 2 matches.
IPL 4 Playoffs Format
1. Game A: The team that tops the league table and the team which finishes second will compete in the first playoff. The team which wins will be playing in the finals.
2. Game B: The teams which finishes third in the league table will play against the team which finishes fourth in a knockout game. This will be a quarterfinal game.
3. Game C: The winning team of Game B will play against the loser of Game A.
4. Final: The winning team of Game C will play against the winning team of Game A.
New Features of IPL 4
* Teams: 10
* Matches: 74
* Days: 45
* Players to be auctioned: 416
* $4,00,000 minimum price at which bidding will start.
IPL 4 Auction Rules
* Each of the IPL franchises can retain up to 4 players in advance of the player auction. Out of these, 3 could be Indian.
* A franchise can bid for up to 10 overseas players. However, during a game, only 4 of these can be on the field while the rest have to be Indian cricketers only.
* There is a maximum limit of $9 million for each franchise to spend at the IPL 4 auction. This means that a franchise which retains 4 players will have less spending money ($4.5million) for other players.
* The maximum size of a franchise team is 30 players.
* Sahara Pune Warriors and the Kochi teams were allowed to sign up to 4 players prior to the auction from a list of players who were not on any team during the previous IPL seasons.
* Base price for each IPL player has been decided by the governing council. There are 5 brackets:
(1) Rs 1.84 crore: This includes Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh
(2) Rs 1.3 crore: This includes Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan and Zaheer Khan
(3) Rs 92 lakh: This includes Saurav Ganguly, Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid, V.V.S. Laxman, Irfan Pathan, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Ashish Nehra, Robin Uthappa, Ishant Sharma and Praveen Kumar.
(4) Rs 46 lakh: This includes Ashok Dinda, Cheteshwar Pujara, Wriddhiman Saha and Manoj Tiwary, along with other domestic cricketers & national level players who have played for India in the last 6 years.
(5) Rs 23 lakh: This includes Manpreet Gony, Sudeep Tyagi and Sridharan Sriram
* All IPL player contracts will now be managed by BCCI. Each contract will be signed by BCCI as well as the player and the franchise.
IPL 4 Auction International Players Retained by IPL 4 Franchises
1. Chris Gayle – Kolkata Knight Riders
2. Virender Sehwag – Delhi Daredevils
3. Mahendra Singh Dhoni – Chennai Super Kings
4. Suresh Raina – Chennai Super Kings
5. Murli Vijay – Chennai Super Kings
6. Albie Morkel – Chennai Super Kings
7. Sachin Tendulkar – Mumbai Indians
8. Harbhajan Singh – Mumbai Indians
9. Kieron Pollard – Mumbai Indians
10. Lasith Malinga – Mumbai Indians
11. Shane Warne – Rajasthan Royals
12. Shane Watson – Rajasthan Royals
IPL 4 Auction Players from India
Here is a list of IPL 4 auction players from India
1. From Delhi: Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Ashish Nehra, Ishant Sharma
2. From West Bengal: Sourav Ganguly, Manoj Tiwary, Wriddhiman Saha, Ashok Dinda
3. From Gujarat: Parthiv Patel, Siddharth Trivedi Haryana: Joginder Sharma, Amit Mishra
4. From Hyderabad: VVS Laxman, T Suman, Pragyan Ojha
5. From Jharkhand: Saurabh Tiwary
6. From Karnataka: Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid, Manish Pandey, Abhimanyu Mithun, R Vinay Kumar, Robin Uthappa
7. From Andhra Pradesh: Yelakka Venugopal Rao
8. From Assam: Sridharan Sriram
9. From Baroda: Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan, Ambati Rayudu, Munaf Patel.
10. From Saurahstra: Ravindra Jadeja, Cheteshwar Pujara
11. From Tamil Nadu: Dinesh Karthik, S Badrinath, R Sathish, R Ashwin, L Balaji
12. From Kerala: S Sreesanth
13. From Mumbai: Zaheer Khan, Wasim Jaffer, Abhishek Raut, Rohit Sharma, Abhishek Nayar, Ramesh Powar
14. From Madhya Pradesh: Naman Ojha
15. From Punjab: Yuvraj Singh, Manpreet Gony, VRV Singh
16. From Uttar Pradesh: Mohammed Kaif, Praveen Kumar, Sudeep Tyagi, Piyush Chawla, Rudra Pratap Singh
17. From Vidarbha: Umesh Yadav
18. From Rajasthan: Pankaj Singh
19. From the Railways: Murali Kartik
IPL 4 Auction International Players List
This is a list of some of the international cricketers who will be available for the IPL 4 auction
1. $4,00,000 bracket: James Anderson, Kevin Pietersen, Stuart Broad, Luke Wright, Graeme Swann, Brett Lee, Shaun Marsh, Adam Gilchrist, Michael Yardy, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum, Daniel Vettori, Graeme Smith, Brian Lara, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, AB de Villiers.
2. $3,00,000 bracket: Andrew Symonds, Shaun Tait, Jacques Kallis, Muttiah Muralitharan, Kumar Sangakkara, Angelo Mathews
3. $2,00,000 bracket: Sanath Jayasuriya, Robin Uthappa, Doug Bollinger, Dirk Nannes, Michael Hussey, Eoin Morgan.
4. $1,00,000 bracket: Tamim Iqbal, R Ashwin, Morne Morkel, Ben Hilfenhaus
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|Author: Krishna Verma 10 Jan 2011 Member Level: Gold Points : 0|
A very nice and detailed resource containing all the information about IPL 2011.