Raina to play for Rajkot & Dhoni to play for Pune, Twitter reacts on IPL 2016 Players Draft

Finally, it’s time for the IPL players’ draft. IPL-9 is scheduled from April 9 to May 29, 2016. The wait comes to an end for the enthusiastic people who were eager know about the fact that MS Dhoni is going to play for a new team.  The 2 suspended franchises were divided into capped and uncapped levels. The two new teams will have a minimum of Rs 40 crore and a maximum of Rs 66 crore to buy players.Sanjiv Goenka’s New Rising won the bid for the Pune franchise while Intex won the bid for Rajkot. As per the tender for the two new teams, the first capped player would be paid 12.5 crore while the remaining four capped players are to get Rs 9.5 crore, Rs 7.5 crore, Rs 5.5 crore, and Rs 4 crore respectively. Uncapped players can be picked for a stipulated fee of Rs 4 crore.dhoni in team pune

The suspension of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were involved in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal, However, both the CSK and RR were allowed back in the league after serving out their suspension.These were some leading players in the draft Brendon McCullum, MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, R Ashwin, Dwayne Bravo, Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith and Shane Watson.dhoni in team pune

The event was held at Mumbai Cricket Association’s Club House in Bandra-Kurla Complex from 12.15 pm.

Rules of the draft were:

Sanjeev Goenka and Intex’s Keshav Bansal will pick five players each from the pool of 50 cricketers (belonging to CSK and RR). Those who will not be selected, will go into the IPL auctions, to be held in February, 2016.The cricketers from the two suspended franchises will be divided into two groups – capped and uncapped. Pune will get the chance to select the first player from the draft as they had managed to bid lowest in the team auction (Rs 10 crore). Rajkot (Rs 16 crore) will get the next shot.

dhoni in team pune

Quick Spot:

12:24 PM: Rahane was sold to Pune for 9.5 crore, Ashwin Rs 7.5 crores, Steve Smith Rs 5.5 crores and Faf du Plessis for merely Rs 4 crores.
12:22 PM: Raina was sold to Rajkot for Rs 12.5 crores, Jadeja has been snapped up for Rs 9.5 crores, and Dwayne Bravo 4 crores
12:17 PM: Dwayne Bravo is the fifth and final pick for Rajkot.
12:12 PM: Faf du Plessis is the last draft pick for Pune.
12:11 PM: Suresh Raina to play for Rajkot IPL team, R Ashwin to play for Pune, Brendon McCullum goes to Rajkot for 7.5 crores, Steve Smith goes to Pune, Ravindra Jadeja has been snapped up by Rajkot,Rajkot also snaps up James Faulkner for 5.5 crores, Ajinkya Rahane will play for Pune.
12:05 PM: MS Dhoni to play for Pune. He was the one to get picked.

Pune – MS Dhoni, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Steven Smith and Faf du Plessis Rajkot – Suresh Raina,  Brendon McCullum, Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner and Dwayne Bravo.

Article publié pour la première fois le 15/12/2015

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