There were 511 players (Eoin Morgan, Chris Morris and Brad Haddin have withdrawn). On the first day, 216 of them went under the hammer. The second and final day of auction is tomorrow (10 AM IST start).
Here is how the opening day of auction unfolded
4.44 PM: That concludes the first day's proceedings. 216 players went under the hammer.
4.33 PM: Fast bowlers - Finally we have a player bought in this session. CSK pick Matt Henry (New Zealand) for Rs 30 lakhs. UNSOLD - Lonwabo Tsotsobe, VRV Singh, Krismar Santokie, Sudeep Tyagi, Kemar Roach, Marchat De Lange, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ben Laughlin, Tino Best, Jade Dernbach, Sheldon Cottrell, Juan Theron, Nuwan Kulasekara, Simon Jones, Kyle Mills, Jerome Taylor, Shaminda Eranga, Hamis Bennett, Ian Butler, Rory Kleinveldt, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Aavishkar Salvi, Isuru Udana
4.31 PM: Another set of all-rounders are out now. All are UNSOLD - Dilruwan Perera, Mohammad Mahmudullah, Grant Elliott, Rayad Emrit, Elton Chigumbura, Garey Mathurin, Angelo Perera, Danza Hyatt, Rikki Clarke
4.19 PM: So far in the final session, no players bought.
4.18 PM: Batsmen - Mohammad Kaif, Chamara Kapugedera, Adrian Barath, Robert Quiney, Hemang Badani, Jehan Mubarak, Justin Ontong, Wasim Jaffer, Dilshan Munaweera, Callum Ferguson all UNSOLD
4.10 PM: Another set of fast bowlers - Doug Bollinger, Pat Cummins, Pankaj Singh, Jackson Bird, Ryan McLaren, Dirk Nannes, Abhimanyu Mithun, Adam Milne, Shaun Tait and Wayne Parnell all UNSOLD
4.08 PM: Allrounder again - Vernon Philander, Christopher Barnwell, Farvez Maharoof, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Jeevan Mendis, Jacob Oram, Samit Patel, David Wiese all UNSOLD
4.00 PM: Final session of day 1 begins. Batsmen again - Richard Levi, Phillip Hughes, Colin Munro, Lahiru Thirimanne, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Neil Broom, Travis Birt, Luke Pomersbach, Dean Elgar, Kieran Powell all UNSOLD
3.53 PM: Again, a break (5 minutes) and we will resume for the last leg of first day's auction.
3.50 PM: Third set of spin bowlers. Devndra Bishoo, Nikita Miller, Fawad Ahmed, Ashley Nurse, Nicky Boje, James Muirhead, Sohag Gazi UNSOLD
3.47 PM: RR buy Tim Southee for Rs 1.2 crore. MI get Josh Hazlewood for Rs 50 lakhs
3.45 PM: UNSOLD - Joginder Sharma, Clint McKay
3.44 PM: CSK buy Ben Hilfenhaus for Rs 1 crore. RR pick Kane Richardson for Rs 1 crore
3.38 PM: Another set of fast bowlers - Fidel Edwards goes UNSOLD
3.35 PM: DD buy James Neesham (New Zealand) for Rs 1 crore. No bids for Sachithra Senanayaka, Andrew McDonald, John Hastings, Roelof van der Merwe, Jesse Ryder
3.33 PM: Third set of all-rounders - Johan Botha, James Franklin attract no bids
3.32 PM: Venugopala Rao bought by SRH for Rs 55 lakhs. Abhinav Mukund UNSOLD
3.29 PM: No bids for Herschelle Gibbs, Ben Rohrer, Farhaan Behardien, Henry Davids, Adam Voges, Upul Tharanga, Hamish Rutherford
3.24 PM: We are now with the third set of batsmen. Opens with Neil McKenzie and he goes UNSOLD. Also no bid for Chris Lynn
3.22 PM: Imran Tahir, Nathan Lyon, Suraj Randiv, Ramesh Powar, Brad Hogg and Akila Dananjaya go UNSOLD
3.18 PM: CSK have bought Samuel Badree (West Indies) for Rs 30 lakhs. RR had the right to match but let go
3.15 PM: Now second set of spin bowlers. Suleiman Benn and Rangana Herath UNSOLD
3.00 PM: Munaf Patel is UNSOLD. The auction takes a 10-mintue break now
2.56 PM: Mohit Sharma Rs 2 crores to CSK
2.55 PM: Jaydev Unadkat goes to DD for Rs 2.8 crores
2.53 PM: KXIP use right to match and pick Parvinder Awana for Rs 65 lakhs (SRH had bid)
2.50 PM: RCB buy Varun Aaron for Rs 2 crores
2.47 PM: CSK buy Ashish Nehra for Rs 2 crores
2.46 PM: Laxmipathy Balaji Rs 1.8 crores to KXIP
2.41 PM: Nathan Coulter-Nile Rs 4.25 crores to DD
2.38 PM: RP Singh, Brett Lee UNSOLD
2.35 PM: Moises Henriques goes to SRH for Rs 1 crore
2.32 PM: Daniel Christian, Ravi Bopara UNSOLD
2.30 PM: Abhishek Nayar Rs 1 crore to RR
2.28 PM: Corey Anderson Rs 4.5 crores to MI
2.24 PM: Laxmi Ratan Shukla Rs 1.5 crores to DD
2.22 PM: Glenn Maxwell to KXIP for Rs 6 crores
2.20 PM: A series of UNSOLD players - Tim Paine, Kaushal Silva, Andre Fletcher, Dane Vilas, Dinesh Ramdin, Prasanna Jayawardene, Johnson Charles, Luke Ronchi, Andre Russell, Luke Ronchi
2.11 PM: Lendl Simmons UNSOLD
2.10 PM: Martin Guptill UNSOLD
2.09 PM: Tamim Iqbal UNSOLD
2.08 PM: Ian Bell UNSOLD
2.07 PM: S Badrinath UNSOLD
2.06 PM: Marlon Samuels UNSOLD
2.05 PM: Saurabh Tiwary to DD for Rs 70 lakhs
2.04 PM: Alex Hales UNSOLD
2.03 PM: Darren Bravo UNSOLD
2.02 PM: Nic Maddinson Rs 50 lakhs to RCB
Post-lunch: 2.01 PM: Cameron White UNSOLD
12.33 PM: It players' auction will have a 90-minute lunch break now. Restart at 2.00 PM
12.32 PM: Muttaiah Muralitharan sold to RCB for Rs 1 crore
12.31 PM: Robin Peterson UNSOLD
12.30 PM: Rahul Sharma Rs 1.9 crores to DD
12.29 PM: Nathan McCullum UNSOLD
12.28 PM: Murali Kartik UNSOLD
12.27 PM: Ajanth Mendis UNSOLD
12.24 PM: Pragyan Ojha Rs 3.25 crores to MI (right to match after DD bid)
12.23 PM: Piyush Chawla picked by KKR for Rs 4.25 crores
12.14 PM: Morne Morkel Rs 2.8 crores to KKR. That ends first set of fast bowlers.
12.12 PM: R Vinay Kumar sold to KKR for Rs 2.8 crores
12.11 PM: Praveen Kumar UNSOLD
12.07 PM: Umesh Yadav Rs 2.6 crores to KKR
12.04 PM: Ravi Rampaul Rs 90 lakhs to RCB
12.02 PM: Mohammed Shami to DD for Rs 4.25 crores
12.00 PM: Bhuvneshwar Kumar sold to SRH for Rs 4.25 crores
11.58 AM: Ishant Sharma stays with SRH for Rs 2.6 crores
11.56 AM: RCB pick Ashok Dinda for Rs 1.5 crores
11.54 AM: RCB buy Mitchell Starc for Rs 5 crores
11.53 AM: Now fast bowlers will go under the hammer. Australia left-arm seamer Mitchell Stac is up first.
11.49 AM: That concludes the first set of all-rounders
11.48 AM: Shakib Al Hasan Rs 2.8 crores to KKR
11.46 AM: Azhar Mahmood UNSOLD
11.45 AM: Tillakaratne Dilshan UNSOLD
11.43 AM: Irfan Pathan Rs 2.4 crores to SRH
11.42 AM: Angelo Mathews UNSOLD
11.41 AM: David Hussey UNSOLD
11.39 AM: Albie Morkel Rs 2.4 crores to RCB
11.37 AM: Thisara Perera Rs 1.6 crores to KXIP
11.34 AM: Yusuf Pathan stays with KKR for Rs 3.25 crores after right to match (SRH had bid)
11.32 AM: Steve Smith sold to RR for Rs 4 crores
11.30 AM: Now it is turn of the all-rounders, starting with Australian Steve Smith.
11.29 AM: Kusal Jenith Perera UNSOLD
11.28 AM: Craig Kieswetter UNSOLD
11.27 AM: Mattew Wade UNSOLD
11.26 AM: Parthiv Patel to RCB at Rs 1.4 crores
11.23 AM: Wriddhiman Saha sold to KXIP for Rs 2.2 crores
11.22 AM: Quinton de Kock bought by DD for Rs 3.5 crores
11.21 AM: Now for the wicketkeepers. First up is Naman Ojha. He goes UNSOLD
11.09 AM: End of first set of batsmen. Auction heads for a 10-minute break.
11.05 AM: Dwayne Smith Rs 4.5 crores to CSK
11.03 AM: Manoj Tiwary Rs 2.8 crores to DD
11.02 AM: Shaun Marsh to KXIP for Rs 2.2 crores
11.00 AM: Brad Hodge stays with RR for Rs 2.4 crores
10.57 AM: Robin Uthappa goes to KKR for Rs 5 crores
10.55 AM: JP Duminy Rs 2.2 crores to DD
10.53 AM: Cheteshwar Pujara Rs 1.9 crores to KXIP
10.51 AM: Aaron Finch goes for Rs 4 crores to SRH
10.50 AM: Ross Taylor remains UNSOLD
10.47 AM: That concludes the set of 16 marquee players. Only 1 player went unsold in this section - Mahela Jayawardene. The costliest in this group was Yuvraj Singh with Rs 14 crores (RCB).
10.45 AM: Zaheer Khan goes to MI for Rs 2.6 crores
10.43 AM: Amit Mishra stays with SRH for Rs 4.75 crores (right to match after DD bid)
10.41 AM: Mumbai Indians pick Michal Hussey for Rs 5 crores
10.38 AM: Brendon McCullum goes to CSK for Rs 3.25 crores
10.32 AM: Dinesh Karthik is sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 12.5 crores
10.30 AM: Faf du Pless remains with CSK - Rs 4.75 crore (DD bid)
10.27 AM: Darren Sammy up next. Sammy retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 3.5 crores (right to match after bid from DD)
10.24 AM: Australia Twenty20 captain George Bailey - Rs 2 crore base price. He is sold for Rs 3.25 to Kings XI Punjab
9.30 AM: The Auction begins.
IPL Chairman Ranjib Biswal made the opening remarks saying the tournament has grown bigger and more popular. "It is a grand affair. IPL has grown bigger and more popular. It will be more grander in 7th edition," he said.
9.38 AM: Richard Madley takes the stage, he will be the auctioneer.
9.39 AM: Murali Vijay is the first player up for bidding - Reserve price Rs 2 crore
9.43 AM: Vijay is sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 5 crore
9.44 AM: UNSOLD - Next up Mahela Jayawardene - Rs 2 crore base price
9.45 AM: Kevin Pietersen (base price Rs 2 crore)
9.48 AM: After heaving bidding, Delhi Daredevils use 'right to match' card and take Pietersen at Rs 9 crores. Sunrises Hyderabad had bid for Rs 9 crore for the England player.
9.49 AM: Yuvraj Singh was initially sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 10 crores. But Kolkata Knight Riders objected to it as they too had bid for him and the auctioneere did the see their bid. The bid was reopened.
9.54 AM: Yuvraj goes to RCB at Rs 14 crore
9.58 AM: Jacques Kallis retained by Kolkata Knight Riders at Rs 5.5 crore (used right to match after CSK bid)
10.01 AM: Virender Sehwag went to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 3.2 crore
10.04 AM: David Warner Rs 5.5 crore to Sunrisers Hyderabad
10.05 AM: Bidding starts for Mitchell Johnson.
10.07 AM: Kings XI Punjab buy Johnson for Rs 6.5 crore. End of set 1 of marquee players. IPL Auction heads for a 10-minute break.