Rahane, Suryakumar sold for Rs 7 lakh each in T20 League
Last Updated: 04 Mar 2018 02:15 PM
- India Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane was picked in the auction by Mumbai North for INR & lakh as its icon player for the upcoming T20 Mumbai League.
- Rahane’s Mumbai teammate Suryakumar Yadav went under the hammer for Rs 7 lakh as the icon player for Mumbai North East team.
- The players' auction for the league, to be held at the Wankhede Stadium from March 11 to 21, also saw stand-in India limited over skipper Rohit Sharma being bought by Mumbai North West for Rs 6 lakh as their icon player.
- Sharma will be leading the national team in Sri Lanka in the T20 tri-series in the absence of regular captain Virat Kohli.
- He is unlikely to play in the event as it clashes with the tri-series in Lanka scheduled from March 6-18.
- Another India player Shreyas Iyer was bagged by Mumbai North Central for Rs 5 lakh as their icon player. Iyer, like Rahane, is not part of the India T20 team to Lanka.
- Senior all-rounder Abhishek Nayar was chosen by Mumbai South as their icon player for Rs 4 lakh, while Mumbai’s consistent middle-order batsman Siddhesh Lad went to Mumbai South Central for Rs 4 lakh as their icon player.
- Prithvi Shaw, who led India colts to the U-19 World Cup triumph for a record fourth time last month, was snapped up by Mumbai North for Rs 2.80 lakh.
- Former India pacer Dhawal Kulkarni was reeled in by Mumbai North East for Rs 1.50 lakh.
- Each team had to pick an icon player and five players who had featured in the First Class cricket compulsorily from the available pool of cricketers. Mumbai North Central have appointed former India stumper Sameer Dighe as their mentor.
- Former India batsman Vinod Kambli will be the mentor of Mumbai South Central, while former India opener Lalchand Rajput will don that role for the Mumbai North East squad.
- Ex-chief selector and one-time swashbuckling India batsman Sandeep Patil will team up with his 1983 World Cup-winning team member Balwinder Singh Sandhu on the support staff of Mumbai North as the team’s mentor and coach, respectively.
- Former Mumbai stalwart Amol Muzumdar will be the mentor of the Mumbai North West team. The T20 league is being organised by Probability Sports India Pvt Ltd under the aegis of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA).
First Published: 04 Mar 2018 02:15 PM