IPL 2013 auction: Michael Clarke, Ricky Ponting fetch top base price

The list of 108 players feature seven Indians, including Mumbai’s Ranji Trophy winning all-rounder, Abhishek Nayar (USD 100,000), who has been released by Kings XI Punjab.

updated: February 03, 2013 10:03 IST
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New Delhi: It will be Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting, the current Australia cricket in-charge and the former leader, who will also lead the 2013 IPL auctions in terms of the base price. With $400,000 as their reserve price, the Australian duo are joined by South Africa's Johan Botha at $300,000 and India's RP Singh at $100,000 as marquee players during the auction, an IPL media release said.

The IPL 2012 saw Clarke play for the Pune Warriors India. Ponting on the other hand was a Kolkata Knight Riders in the inaugural IPL in 2008. He was subsequently released by the KKR in 2010.

Botha, who played for Rajasthan Royals until the last season, will go into the auction with a base price of USD 300,000 while RP Singh, having been released by Mumbai Indians, will feature in the auction with a base price of USD 100,000.

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