Facts, figures and players' list for KPL 2014 auction in Bangalore

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Updated: Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 21:50 [IST]
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Bangalore, Aug 6: Robin Uthappa is expected to attract the highest bid at the players' auction for the Wadiyar Karnataka Premier League 2014 (KPL) Twenty20 tournament here tomorrow (August 7).

Uthappa is in Pool A with 27 other top cricketers from the state including Manish Pandey and KL Rahul. However, all-rounder Stuart Binny will be missed as he is away on national duty in England. Other notable absentees are Shreyas Gopal, who was not released by his IPL franchise Mumbai Indians and paceman HS Sharath (injured).

Facts about KPL 2014 players auction

The bid prices in KPL players' auction are very small and no way near to the Indian Premier League (IPL) but it is understandable considering this is a state-based league without outstation players.

KPL 2014 will be held in Mysore, Bangalore and Hubli from August 28 to September 12. The players are divided into two groups. About 150 to 200 players will go under the hammer on Thursday.

This is the third edition of KPL and it is making a return after a gap of three years. The first two editions were held in 2009 and 2010.

Here are the most important facts and figures about KPL players auction

# The players' auction will be held from 3.30 PM IST at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium premises

# Total franchises - 6 - Belagavi Panthers, Bijapur Bulls, Mangalore United (all three continuing franchises), Mysore Warriors, Hubli Tigers, Bellary Tuskers

# The 7th franchise consists of film actors (from Celebrity Cricket League) - Rockstars led by Kannada film star Sudeep and will not be part of players' auction

# Each team will have a total purse of Rs 20 lakhs

# Each player signing will be for a two-year period (2014 and 2015)

# Mark Rego will conduct the players' auction

# Pool A has Karnataka's top 28 players

# The continuing three franchises have had the option to retain one player each from Pool A and Pool B, respectively

# The minimum bid amount for a Pool A player is Rs.50,000 per season

# Total cap for Pool A is Rs 12 lakhs per season

# A franchise can buy a maximum of 5 players from Pool A

# The minimum bid amount for a Pool B player is Rs 10,000 per season

# Total cap for Pool B is Rs 8 lakhs per season

# Each franchise will have to pick at least two players from their catchment area

# Each squad to have a minimum of 15 players and maximum of 18

# Retained players to be paid 15 per cent more than the teams highest bid player from auction

Players Retained

Belagavi Panthers - R Vinay Kumar (Captain) (Bowler) - 30 years, Right-arm medium

Mangalore United - Karun Nair (Batsman) - 22 years, Right-hand bat

Bijapur Bulls - No player retained

Pool A (In alphabetical order) - State's Top Cricketers

  1. Abrar Kazi (Spinner) - 24 years, Left-arm orthodox
  2. B Akhil (All-rounder) - 36 years, Right-hand bat, Right-arm medium
  3. Amit Verma (Batsman) - 27 years, Left-hand bat
  4. Anand Katti (Spinner) - 42 years, Left-arm orthodox
  5. KP Appanna (Spinner) - 25 years, Left-arm orthodox
  6. S Aravind (Bowler) - 30 years, Left-arm medium fast
  7. KC Avinash (Batsman) - 27 years, Right-hand bat
  8. NC Aiyappa (Bowler) - 34 years, Right-arm medium
  9. SL Akshay (Bowler) - 27 years, Right-arm medium
  10. Bharat Chipli (Batsman) - 31 years, Right-hand bat
  11. V Cheluvaraj (Wicketkeeper-Batsman) - 27 years, Right-hand bat
  12. Ganesh Satish (Batsman) - 26 years, Right-hand bat
  13. K Goutham (All-rounder) - 25 years, Right-hand bat, Right-arm offspin
  14. Jonathan (Batsman) - 27 years, Right-hand bat
  15. Kunal Kapoor (Batsman) - 26 years, Right-hand bat
  16. Manish Pandey (Batsman) - 24 years, Right-hand bat
  17. Mayank Agarwal (Batsman) - 23 years, Right-hand bat
  18. A Mithun (Bowler) - 24 years, Right-arm medium
  19. KL Rahul (Batsman) - 22 years, Right-hand bat
  20. Robin Uthappa (Batsman-Wicketkeeper) - 28 years, Right-hand bat
  21. Ronit More (Bowler) - 22 years, Right-arm medium fast
  22. Sadiq Kirmani (Wicketkeeper-batsman) - 21 years, Right-hand bat
  23. R Samarth (Batsman) - 21 years, Right-hand bat
  24. Shishir Bhavane (Batsman) - 23 years, Left-hand bat
  25. J Suchith (Spinner) - 20 years, Right-arm offspin, Left-hand bat
  26. Suneel Raju (Spinner) - 25 years, Right-arm offspin
  27. Udit Patel (Spinner) - 29 years, Right-arm offspin
  28. Yere Goud (Batsman) - 42 years, Right-hand bat

Note: Pool B will consist of over 150 players


Story first published:  Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 21:36 [IST]
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