New Delhi: A total of 107 international and Indian players have been released by the nine IPL franchises from their squads ahead of the players’ auction next week. The deadline for franchises to submit a list of players they wish to retain ahead of the IPL trading window and player auction was October 31 and each of the franchises has met that cutoff. A total of 179 players - 120 Indian and 59 overseas - have been retained on the same financial terms.
Among the notable players whose contracts were not included are George Bailey, Joginder Sharma, Scott Styris, Abhinav Mukund, Suraj Randiv, Doug Bollinger (Chennai Super Kings); Darren Bravo, Daniel Christian, Manpreet Gony, Daniel Harris (Deccan Chargers); Glenn Maxwell, Venugopal Rao, Travis Birt, Colin Ingram, Aaron Finch, Doug Bracewell, Robin Bist (Delhi Daredevils); James Faulkner, Romesh Powar, Stuart Broad, Abhishek Nayar (Kings XI Punjab); Jaydev Unadkat (Kolkata Knight Riders); Clint McKay, Thissara Perera, Dwayne Smith, Richard Levi, Davy Jacobs (Mumbai Indians); Michael Clarke, Callum Ferguson, Nathan McCullum, Jesse Ryder, Steve Smith, James Hopes, Tamim Iqbal, Graeme Smith (Pune Warriors India); Johan Botha, Paul Collingwood, Owais Shah, Dinesh Chandimal; Dirk Nannes, Luke Pomersbach, Mohammad Kaif (Royal Challengers Bangalore).
Of the players whose contracts were not extended, there were also 52 uncapped Indian players.
The salary cap for each of the IPL franchises in 2013 is $12.5 million and each squad can contain a maximum of 33 players, inclusive of 11 overseas players. The IPL trading window opens November 19 at which time franchises can purchase uncapped Indian players. From November 1 franchises can re-acquire those players signed on as temporary replacements in IPL 5.
Current squads with retained players:
Chennai Super Kings - cost of squad $9.3m, salary cap remaining $3.2m
Overseas players: Albie Morkel, Ben Hilfenhaus, Dwayne Bravo, Faff du Plessis, Michael Hussey, Nuwan Kulasekara.
Indian players: MS Dhoni (capt), Murali Vijay, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shadab Jakati, Anirudha Srikkanth, S Badrinath, Suresh Raina, Wriddhiman Saha (wk).
Delhi Daredevils - cost of squad $10.8m, Salary cap remaining $1.7m
Overseas players: Andre Russell, David Warner, Kevin Pietersen, Mahela Jayawardene, Morne Morkel, Roelof van der Merwe, Ross Taylor.
Indian players: Ajit Agarkar, Irfan Pathan, Manpreet Juneja, Naman Ojha, Pawan Negi, Shahbaz Nadeem, Umesh Yadav, Unmukt Chand, Varun Aaron, Virender Sehwag, Yogesh Nagar.
Kings XI Punjab - cost of squad $5.3m, Salary cap remaining $7.2m
Overseas players: Adam Gilchrist, Azhar Mahmood, David Hussey, David Miller, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Shaun Marsh.
Indian players: Bhargav Bhatt, Bipul Sharma, Gurkeerat Singh, Harmeet Singh, Mandeeo Singh, Nitin Saini, Parwinder Awana, Paul Valthaty, Piyush Chawla, Praveen Kumar, R Sathish, Siddharth Chitnis, Sunny Singh (Indian).
Kolkata Knight Riders - cost of squad $10.4m, Salary cap remaining $2.1m
Overseas players: Brad Haddin, Brendon McCullum, Brett Lee, Eoin Morgan, Jacques Kallis, James Pattinson, Marchant de Lange, Ryan ten Doeschate, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine.
Indian players: Debabrata Das, Gautam Gambhir, Iqbal Abdulla, L Balaji, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Manoj Tiwary, Manvinder Bisla, Pradeep Sangwan, Rajat Bhatia, Sarabjit Ladda, Shami Ahmed, Yusuf Pathan.
Mumbai Indians - cost of squad $10.7m, Salary cap remaining $1.8m
Overseas players: Aiden Blizzard, Herschelle Gibbs, James Franklin, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Johnson, Robin Peterson.
Indian players: Abu Nechin, Aditya Tare, Ambati Rayudu, Amitoze Singh, Apoorv Wankhade, Dhawal Kulkarni, Dinesh Karthik, Harbhajan Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Munaf Patel, Pawan Suyal, Pragyan Ojha, Rahul Shukla, Rohit Sharma, RP Singh, Sachin Tendulkar, Suryakumar Yadav, Sushant Marathe, T Suman, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Pune Warriors India - cost of squad $8.5m, Salary cap remaining $4m
Overseas players: Alfonso Thomas, Angelo Mathews, Luke Wright, Marlon Samuels, Mitchell Marsh, Wayne Parnell.
Indian players: Ali Murtuza, Anustup Majumdar, Ashish Nehra, Ashok Dinda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dheeraj Jadhav, Eklavya Dwivedi, Harpreet Singh, Krishnakant Upadhyay, Mahesh Rawat, Manish Pandey, Mithun Manhas, Murali Kartik, Rahul Sharma, Raiphi Gomez, Robin Uthappa, Shrikant Wagh, Yuvraj Singh.
Rajasthan Royals - cost of squad $4.1m, Salary cap remaining $8.4m
Overseas players: Brad Hodge, Brad Hogg, Kevon Cooper, Shane Watson, Shaun Tait.
Indian players: Ajinkya Rahane, Ajit Chandila, Ankeet Chavan, Ashok Menaria, Rahul Dravid, Sreesanth, Shreevats Goswami, Siddharth Trivedi, Stuart Binny.
Royal Challengers Bangalore - cost of squad $9.7m, Salary cap remaining $2.8m
Overseas players: AB de Villiers, Andrew McDonald, Chris Gayle, Daniel Vettori, Muttiah Muralitharan, Tillakaratne Dilshan.
Indian players: Abhimanyu Mithun, Arun Karthik, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harshal Patel, KP Appanna, Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, R Vinay Kumar, Sreenath Aravind, Saurabh Tiwary, J Syed Mohammed, Vijay Zol, Virat Kohli, Zaheer Khan.
Team Hyderabad - cost of squad $5.5m, Salary cap remaining $7m
Overseas players: Cameron White, Chris Lynn, Dale Steyn, JP Duminy, Rusty Theron, Kumar Sangakkara.
Indian players: Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, Akash Bhandari, Akshath Reddy, Amit Mishra, Anand Rajan, Ankit Sharma, Ashish Reddy, Bharat Chipli, Biplab Samantray, Ravi Teja, Ishant Sharma, Parthiv Patel, Shikhar Dhawan, Veer Pratap Singh.