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IPL 2012 Auctions; Jadeja costliest, Laxman unsold

Bangalore: 23 year old Indian allrounder Ravindra Jadeja whose base price was USD 100,000, went to Chennai after the tie-breaker clause was invoked when two teams — CSK and Deccan Chargers — bid the maximum (USD two million).

Both the franchises were asked to bid a secret amount in the tie-breaker and it was Chennai which managed to outbid Deccan Chargers this time.

However Jadeja will get paid USD 950,000 as per the contract he had signed with the now-disbanded Kochi Tuskers Kerala last year and even the secret amount that was bid on him by Chennai would go into the BCCI coffers.

Former Kochi Tuskers captain Mahela Jayawardene went to to Delhi Daredevils for USD 1.4 million (approx Rs 6.8 crore). Delhi Daredevils also bought Andre Russell.

New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Brendon McCullum who earlier played for KKR later for Kochi Tuskers now went back to KKR for USD 900,000.

Wicket keeper Parthiv Patel went for USD 650,000 to Deccan Chargers, which was quite high from his base price of USD 200,000.

Royal Challengers Bangalore bagged Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan and Vinay Kumar.

Ramesh Powar went to Kings XI Punjab for USD 160,000.

Mumbai Indians bagged Herschelle Gibbs, Mitchell Johnson and RP.Singh.

Rajasthan Royals bagged Brad Hodge, Dinesh Chandimal, Brad Hogg and Sreesanth.

Classical batsman VVS Laxman went unsold in the auction along with England’s James Anderson, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara and Matt Prior, West Indies’ Ramnaresh Sarwan, Adrian Barath and Darren Bravo and South Africa’s Mark Boucher.

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