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IPL6 Auction Done with List of 101 players

Australia's present Test and ODI captain Michael Clarke and his precursor Ricky Ponting accepted the highest base price of $400,000 in the lead of the players' auction for the Indian Premier League's (IPL) sixth season, but the list stayed absent of any Pakistani names.

The IPL6 auction is dated to be conducted on February 3 in Chennai and the two Australians top the list of 101 players from eight countries. The listing was handed over to the nine franchises on Wednesday.

The list consists seven Indians, two players from England and Ireland all-rounder Kevin O'Brien, who is the lone player from the Associate Nations. Pakistan players stay out of the list that is dominated by players from Australia and England.

The present and former Australian skippers have drawn a base price of $400,000 each. Clarke may have out from the Twenty20 format but the Australian captain was part of Pune Warriors India last year. But since he has free by Pune, the Aussie is anticipated to be on the wish list of numerous franchises, particularly due to his leadership skills. Ponting, on the other hand, has retired from all global cricket after an imprint in form. He played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the initiative edition in 2008 but was set off in 2010.

Among the present-day Twenty20 champions West Indies, their skipper Darren Sammy has drawn a base price of $100,000 and will be part of the all-rounders' pool in the auction sale. Ravi Bopara, who stayed unsold last season, is also priced at $100,000.

Among the Indian players, RP Singh and Abhishek Nayar comeback to the pool after being released by their franchises. Nayar was in howling form during Mumbai's Ranji Trophy triumph and has been valued at $100,000.

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