BPL Premier League Auction Results

Published: January 19, 2012

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Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi was the hottest property in an auction held for the inaugural Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Twenty20 tournament on Thursday, but English spinner Monty Panesar and former South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs failed to attract bids.

Afridi was sold to the Dhaka franchise for $700,000 after some intense bidding involving five of the six franchises for the Feb. 10-28 tournament, which is based on the successful Indian Premier League model.

The all-rounder, however, will only be available for the final two days of the opening BPL campaign as he is on national team duty against England in the United Arab Emirates.

Tournament organisers said the money would be given to the players proportionately for the matches they are available.

Quick-scoring West Indian batsman Chris Gayle, who is available from Feb. 14, was another to attract attention with Barisal paying $551,000 for him.

His compatriots Marlon Samuels and Kieron Pollard also created a stir as they were sold for $360,000 and $300,000 to Rajshahi and Dhaka franchises respectively.

A total of 111 overseas players and 80 local cricketers were put on auction with teams given a maximum budget of $2million and able to buy no more than eight overseas players.

Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik (Chittagong $150,000) West Indies’ Dwayne Bravo (Chittagong $150,000), Australia’s Brad Hodge (Barisal $140,000), Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya (Rajshahi $110,000) and Muttiah Muralitharan (Chittagong $100,000) were among others to go for big money.

No Indian players were included in the auction.

Along with Panesar and Gibbs, New Zealand’s Scott Styris and Lou Vincent failed to attract a buyer.

Ireland’s wicketkeeper-batsman Niall O’Brien was the most expensive player from the associate nations with Khulna paying $80,000 for the batsman.

Bangladesh internationals Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Ashraful, Shahriar Nafees and Alok Kapali had been selected as icon players for six franchises and were excluded from auction.

All-rounder Nasir Hossain was the most-sought-after Bangladeshi in the auction with Khulna sealing his signature for $200,000.

India-based Game On Sports Management will run the tournament after winning the bid from the Bangladesh Cricket Board for six years for $44.33

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15 Comments on "BPL Premier League Auction Results"

  1. Sazzad on Fri, 20th Jan 2012 12:44 am 

    India cricket bord is very very selfish.

  2. shahin alam bulbul on Sun, 22nd Jan 2012 4:35 pm 

    BPL means duronto Rajshahi

  3. mitobhuiyan on Sun, 22nd Jan 2012 10:33 pm 

    india …..akta sartopor dol……..

  4. Hanif Ahmed on Wed, 25th Jan 2012 4:25 am 

    indian cricket bord big selfish bt don’t worry bangladesh come back tiger.i wish {BPL}.inshallah allah all pepole enjoy {BPL}WOW WOW Bangladesh Premier League.Ek din amra icc prodhan hobe cricket world ke
    sasonn korbo

  5. mamun on Thu, 26th Jan 2012 11:14 am 

    dhaka is great beacouse ashraful able able here. but hw i can get a ticket?

  6. mamun on Thu, 26th Jan 2012 11:19 am 

    WE BELIEVE IT THAT “DHAKA GLADIATORS” MUST WILL PLAY FINAL. INSHALLAH…………

  7. Sohel on Mon, 30th Jan 2012 10:18 am 

    BPL should telecast any Worldwide Channel . Otherwise it will not so much poplar . One of BD Channel will telecast . We see early how bd channel did .

  8. mehedi+lima on Mon, 30th Jan 2012 2:53 pm 

    I am Mehedi. I love cricket. I playgrund very good cricket playar. But my family is not maney cricket playing. Bangladesh new cricket leage, Bangladesh Pamiar Leage BPL. I am very happy is BPL. I suppot to Dhaka. All the best BPL…….Thank you

  9. MD. KAWSER on Tue, 7th Feb 2012 6:23 pm 

    We want glammer….. & after all, hot cricket

  10. MD. KAWSER on Tue, 7th Feb 2012 6:26 pm 

    We want glammer….. & after all, nice cricket

  11. md.arfat on Wed, 8th Feb 2012 2:08 pm 

    I love Tamim iqbal.i love chittagong kings.

  12. SHOBUJ on Thu, 9th Feb 2012 4:09 pm 

    BOKA PREMIER LEAGUE

  13. mithun on Fri, 10th Feb 2012 9:00 pm 

    I love barisal. Abarar BPL ar sera dol barisal tumar mot ke…tall me

  14. Ramesh Halder on Sat, 11th Feb 2012 2:02 am 

    India Sarthopor team? ki sarthoporota dekhecho amader modhdhe? toder Sakib-ul-hassan k bhalo kore khalabo IPL a, KKR a. India australia te khelte gache tora dekhisni, kana naki? and no one is liteate there i think, and i saw todays match, god what the hell was that? 6-7 catch miss in a single innings? lol y u all came into cricket and ur licence to play in test matches should b banned. u all loose in every match. all are dumb cricketers, all failures. i never spoke against u all but now i am bound to say all these words because u all idiots had insulted my country which supplies you all water!! so u all think who is selfish, you or I..

  15. Luke Keech on Mon, 24th Dec 2012 4:24 am 

    Can you please confirm the dates of the up coming auction and how I can put the names forward for the players I manage?

    Feel free to email me or call me on +61433998590