Thursday, January 21, 2010

Pakistan stars snubbed in IPL auction

World Twenty20 champions Pakistan were larboard abashed afterwards none of their players were active up for the advantageous Indian Premier League candid clash in Tuesday's auction.

With this year's account bargain from $2 actor per aggregation to aloof $750,000, alone 11 of the 66 all-embracing players on action were airtight up.

West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard and adept New Zealand clip bowler Shane Bond were the better winners as the Mumbai Indians and the Kolkata Knight Riders appropriately acclimated their absolute allocated funds to assurance them for the 2010 season.

But Pakistan's Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi, one of the world's best atomic players in the limited-overs format, bootless to defended a abode forth with teammates highly-rated Mohammad Aamer, Umar Gul and Umar Akmal.

Afridi's administrator abhorrent the Indian government for continuing its long-running tensions with Pakistan.

"I'd heard above-mentioned to the bargain that franchises were actuality brash not to bid for Pakistani players as the players from Pakistan would not be issued with visas by the Indian government, and that is absolutely what has happened," Umar Khan told

"The Indian Premier League accept been application Afridi's name and pictures to advance the clash and to body up the hype, and he was accepted to be one of the best accepted players amidst the franchises."

Big-hitting all-rounder Afridi was abashed to be larboard out, accepting played for the Deccan Chargers in 2008 but did not affection aftermost year as the aggregation won the title.

"I'm abashed by the blank and, yes, I'm acutely actual aghast as I was absolutely attractive advanced to arena already afresh in the Indian Premier League and testing my abilities adjoin the world's best players and adjoin accompany and colleagues," he said.

"I anticipation I would be best and am actual afraid at the aftereffect of the auction."

Pollard was approved by four teams, with Mumbai branch off Kolkata, the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Chennai Super Kings afterwards authoritative a sealed-envelope final bid.

The 22-year-old Pollard, who has played alone 15 one-dayers and 10 Twenty20 internationals, takes $750,000 as his acquittal while the bearding added money goes to the IPL.

The 34-year-old Bond, who has retired from Test candid to prolong his career, has been accustomed into the IPL bend admitting accepting active up with its adulterine battling Indian Candid League, which has not been staged back 2008.

He went into the bargain with a $100,000 assets bulk tag, but both Kolkata and the Chargers bid the abounding bulk for him.

West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach went to the Chargers for $720,000 while Delhi Daredevils active South Africa fast bowler Wayne Parnell for $610,000 -- $510,000 added than his assets price.

Former India batsman Mohammad Kaif was awash to the Kings XI Punjab authorization for $250,000 afterwards his arrangement was bought out by the Rajasthan Royals, while Bangalore active England one-day specialist Eoin Morgan for $220,000.

Rajasthan additionally airtight up above Australia batsman Damien Martyn ($100,000) and his accessory Adam Voges ($50,000), while Chennai Super Kings active South Africa's Justin Kemp ($100,000) and Sri Lanka's Thissara Perera ($50,000).

In the alone added sale, Punjab bought South Africa's Yusuf Abdulla for $50,000.