1.05pm: Ajantha Mendis goes to PWI for $725,000.
12.45pm: Manpreet Gony with a base price of $200,000 goes to KXIP for $500,000.
12.13pm: Darren Sammy with base price of $100,000 bought by Sunrisers $425,000.
12.10pm: Jesse Ryder with base price of $100,000 sold to Daredevils for $260,000.
12.07pm: Thisara Perera with a base price of $50,000 goes to Sunrisers for $675,000.
12.00pm: Abhishek Nayar with a base price of $100,000 goes to PWI for 675,000.
11.48am: Glenn Maxwell sold for whopping $1mn to Mumbai Indians against base price of $200,000.
11.43am: James Faulkner with a base price of $100,000 goes to RR for $400,000.
11.41am: Ravi Bopara with base price of $100,000 remains unsold.
11.40am: Bidding for the all rounders begins.
11.30am: Mathew Wade with base price $200,000 remains unsold.
11.29am: Luke Pomersbach goes to KXIP for $300,000 against base price $50,000.
11.25am: Herschelle Gibbs, Bravo, Finch remain unsold in IPL 2013 auction.
11.21am: Aaron Finch remains unsold.
11.20am: Michael Clarke sold to Pune Warriors for $400,000.
11.19am: Bidding starts for Michael Clarke from base price of $400,000.
11.18am: Johan Botha goes to Delhi Daredevils for $450,000.
11.15am: RP Singh goes to RCB for whopping $400,000, four time of his base price.
11.09am: Ricky Ponting goes to Mumbai Indians for $400,000.
11.08: Bidding starts for Ricky Ponting.
11.05am: IPL 2013 will be bigger and better than previous editions, says Rajiv Shukla.
11.00am: IPL auction begins.
With just few hours before the auction of players begins in Chennai on Sunday, the Indian Premier League (IPL) management has added seven more names in the list of players who are scheduled to go under the hammer.
With the seven new names, now the number of total players available for the auction has gone up to 108.
Australia’s Test captain, Michael Clarke, and retired former captain, Ricky Ponting, top the list of 108 players to feature in 2013 IPL Player Auction to be held on Feb 3 in Chennai. Along with the two Australians, South African all-rounder, Johan Botha, and Indian medium pacer, RP Singh, form the list of four marquee players.
Clarke played for Pune Warriors India in IPL 2012 after they bought him on a one year contract outside of the auction. Ponting was part of the inaugural IPL season, in 2008, playing for Kolkata Knight Riders. He was released by the franchise in 2010. The two Australians will go under the hammer with highest reserve price of USD 400,000.
Botha, who played for Rajasthan Royals until the last season, will go into the auction with a base price of USD 300,000.
Having been released by Mumbai Indians, RP Singh will feature in the auction with a base price of USD 100,000.
West Indies’ World Twenty20 2012 winning captain and all-rounder, Darren Sammy, will feature in the IPL Player Auction for the first time, with a reserve price of USD 100,000. England’s batsman, Ravi Bopara (USD 100,000) and wicketkeeper batsman, Matt Prior (USD 200,000) have also made it to the auction list.