Auctions

  • Beijing artist, tired of his city's choking pollution, puts up glass jar of clean air from south of France for sale 10-04-2014 11:58 AM

    Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city's choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence air. He put it up for auction before a group of about 100 Chinese artists and collectors...
  • Go on a date with Ranbir Kapoor, spend the day with Priyanka Chopra and fly with SRK 05-04-2014 06:00 PM

    New Delhi: A starry fundraising auction will offer a chance to fly with superstar Shah Rukh Khan on his private jet, win a dinner date with heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor and spend an entire day with Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra. Swades Foundation, founded by former UTV boss Ronnie and wife Zarina...
  • 'Mein Kampf' signed by Hitler up for auction in Los Angeles 28-02-2014 02:52 PM

    Adolph Hitler's "Mein Kampf" is considered one of the most racist and heinous screeds in modern history, but an auctioneer says two rare, early editions signed by Hitler could sell Thursday for more than $20,000 at an online auction. Nate Sanders, owner of Nate D. Sanders Auctions in Los Angeles,...
  • How the IPL franchises spent their purse at 2014 IPL Auction 16-02-2014 09:08 AM

    Here's a graphical breakdown of how the eight IPL franchises spent their purse during the 2014 IPL auction held on February 12-13. ...
  • Karthik is eager to play under Kirsten again 15-02-2014 05:50 PM

    Mumbai: Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, who was the second-costliest buy at Rs 12.5 crore in the IPL auction at Bangalore earlier this week, is keen to play under Delhi Daredevils coach Gary Kirsten in season 7 of the T20 tournament starting April 9. "Everybody knows him as a wonderful human being...
  • Kingfisher Airlines employees urge Yuvraj Singh to refuse to play for RCB 14-02-2014 11:23 PM

    Yuvraj Singh became the top earner at the 2014 IPL Auction when he was sold for Rs. 14 crore to Royals Challengers Bangalore (RCB) - an Indian Premier League franchise owned by liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who also owns the controversy-ridden Kingfisher Airlines (KFA). According to India Today, the Kingfisher...
  • IPL Auction 2014: Mumbai bag Hussey and Anderson after retaining their big players 13-02-2014 07:21 PM

    Last year's Indian Premier League and Champions League winner, Mumbai Indians, retained most of their top players from the last season. Barring the money they spent on the five retained players, Mumbai got five players on day one, paying Rs 5 cr - their highest for the day - for...
  • IPL Auction 2014: Hyderabad bag Rasool, buy 24 players for seventh edition 13-02-2014 07:18 PM

    Sunrisers Hyderabad didn't go for big players on day two of auction and rather concentrated on roping in best domestic talents. Parvez Rasool (95 lakh) and Karan Sharma (3.75 crore) became the recent acquisitions on Thursday. Karan Sharma became the highest-paid cricketer to be sold on day two by getting...
  • IPL Auction 2014: Rajasthan Royals buy 14 players on day two 13-02-2014 07:12 PM

    Rajasthan Royals under the mentorship of Rahul Dravid made some smart buys as they bought 14 players on day two of auction. Rajasthan also bought back Kevon Cooper, Dishant Yagnik. On day one of auctions, Rajasthan decided to buy only six players, which included Brad Hodge (2.4 crore), Steven Smith...
  • IPL Auction 2014: Kolkata go for Manish Pandey, Chris Lynn on Day 2 13-02-2014 06:39 PM

    Kolkata knight Riders, known for spending big in the IPL auction, were quite modest in spending in the IPL-7 auction. Their top buy this season was the retired South African allrounder, Jacques Kallis. Kolkata bought Kallis by using their Right to Match card for Rs 5.5 crore. They spent Rs...
  • RCB is the place where I can express myself: Yuvraj Singh 13-02-2014 06:06 PM

    Bangalore: Indian Premier League's costliest player Yuvraj Singh feels that Royal Challengers Bangalore is a team where he can express himself in the company of start cricketers like Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle. Yuvraj was bought by RCB for a whopping Rs 14 crore on the opening day of the...
  • IPL Auction 2014: RCB spend their entire purse on the final day 13-02-2014 05:47 PM

    Going into the second day of the 2014 Players' Auction, Royals Challengers Bangalore didn't have much left in the bank and ended up spending whatever they had. The Vijay Mallya-owned franchise didn't go for any big name on the final day of the auction, when the maximum they paid for...
  • IPL Auction 2014: Punjab spend Rs 3 crore on Rishi Dhawan on Day 2 13-02-2014 05:25 PM

    Punjab ended the 2014 IPL Auction on a cautious note that saw them with Rs. 4.10 crore still left in the bank. But the Punjab franchise didn't hold itself back on occasions, which saw them buying uncapped Himachal Pradesh allrounder Rishi Dhawan for Rs. 3 crore and Gurkeerat Mann for...
  • IPL Auction 2014: Chennai buy 15 players over two days 13-02-2014 05:23 PM

    A total of 154 players sold, including 50 overseas players, as the two-day IPL auction ended in Bangalore on Thursday, with Yuvraj Singh ending up as the top-earner, bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping Rs. 14 crore. Chennai Super Kings, who have already retained five players, brought eight...
  • 2G Spectrum auction ends, government receives bids worth over Rs 60,000 crore 13-02-2014 05:23 PM

    The government has received bids worth over Rs 60,000 crore from the telecom spectrum auction which ended on 10th day on Thursday. The auction for 900 Mhz and 1800 Mhz bands saw strong contest for the radiowaves among eight telecom companies, with the bidding stretching to 68 rounds. "Spectrum auction...
  • Players bought on day two of 2014 IPL Auction 13-02-2014 05:14 PM

    The second day of the 2014 IPL auction saw 84 players being bought between eight franchises, taking the tally of total number of players auctioned to 154. The final day belonged to the uncapped players who will now be looked upon as the new millionaires created by the cash-rich Twenty20...
  • IPL Auction 2014: Delhi stretch their squad to 23 on final day 13-02-2014 05:09 PM

    A total of 154 players sold, including 50 overseas players, as the two-day IPL auction ended in Bangalore on Thursday, with Yuvraj Singh ending up as the top-earner, bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping Rs. 14 crore. Delhi Daredevils, who are building their team from a scratch, bought...
  • IPL Auction 2014: Twitter reactions of players who went under the hammer 13-02-2014 04:43 PM

    Little-known Railways allrounder Karan Sharma hit the jackpot at the IPL players' auction on day two, becoming the costliest buy among the uncapped players by fetching a startling Rs 3.75 crore deal with Sunrisers Hyderabad, while Rishi Dhawan also fetched a stunning Rs 3 crore bid from Kings XI Punjab....
  • I would like to captain Delhi Daredevils: Kevin Pietersen 13-02-2014 04:40 PM

    Bangalore: Controversial batsman Kevin Pietersen, whose England career came to an abrupt end after a disastrous Ashes campaign earlier this month, on Thursday expressed desire to lead the Delhi Daredevils in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League. Pietersen was bought for a whopping Rs 9 crore by the...
  • IPL Auction 2014 creates new Indian crorepatis 13-02-2014 04:21 PM

    The final day of the 2014 IPL Players' Auction belonged to the uncapped players who will now be looked upon as the new millionaires created by the cash-rich Twenty20 league, which will enter its seventh season later this year. When everyone thought that stalwarts like Ross Taylor and Mahela Jayawardene...
  • IPL auction 2014: 154 players sold in two days, Yuvraj costliest at Rs. 14 crore 13-02-2014 12:54 PM

    A total of 154 players sold, including 50 overseas players, as the two-day IPL auction ended in Bangalore on Thursday, with Yuvraj Singh ending up as the top-earner, bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping Rs. 14 crore. After a spending spree on the first day, the franchises were...
  • IPL Auction 2014: The final list of eight squads 13-02-2014 09:24 AM

    The two-day auction saw 154 players being sold, with Yuvraj Singh remaining the costliest after RCB bought him for Rs. 14 crore on Day 1. ...
  • As it happened: IPL Auctions 2014, Day 2 13-02-2014 08:52 AM

    Day 2 Highlights: 1 Maharashtra batsman Kedar Jadhav was sold to Delhi for Rs 2 cr after they used their Right to Match card, while Karnataka batsman Manish Pandey was bought for Rs 1.7 crore by Kolkata Knight Riders. 2. Rishi Dhawan was rewarded for his stellar show in the...
  • RCB lodge complaint to IPL GC for spending 4 crore more on Yuvraj 12-02-2014 09:38 PM

    Bangalore: Royal Challengers Bangalore owner Vijay Mallya lodged an official complaint to the IPL Governing Council, saying his franchise coughed up Rs 4 crore more on buying all-rounder Yuvraj Singh on the first day of the players' auction here. RCB had almost bought Yuvraj for Rs 10 crore when Kolkata...
  • Spot-fixing scandal dented brand IPL: Ness Wadia 12-02-2014 08:35 PM

    Bangalore: Kings XI Punjab owner Ness Wadia on Wednesday said the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the Indian Premier League last year has made a dent on brand IPL. "I have not seen the Mudgal report and let us wait for the decision to come. Obviously there is a dent in...
  • Lack of interest in Ross Taylor, Cameron White surprises Rahul Dravid 12-02-2014 07:30 PM

    Bangalore: A bunch of quality international cricketers on Wednesday went unsold on the first day of the IPL 7 players' auction, but what surprised former India captain Rahul Dravid the most was that hard-hitting Kiwi batsman Ross Taylor and Australia's Cameron White did not find a buyer. Taylor and White...
  • It's a life changing event for me: Corey Anderson on his IPL bid 12-02-2014 07:27 PM

    Wellington: New Zealand's latest cricket sensation Corey Anderson could not believe his luck that he has been snapped up by IPL champions Mumbai Indians for Rs 4.5 crore at the players' auction in Bangalore on Wednesday and described his handsome price as a "life changing event". Anderson, who scored the...
  • IPL Auction 2014: Hyderabad bag Warner, buy back Mishra, Ishant 12-02-2014 06:05 PM

    A total of 216 players went under the hammer on day one, but only 70 were sold with Yuvraj Singh ending up as the top-earner, bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping Rs. 14 crore. Sunrisers Hyderabad tried their best to buy back the players from the pool who...
  • IPL Auction 2014: Chennai Super Kings pay 2 crore for Nehra 12-02-2014 05:52 PM

    A total of 216 players went under the hammer on day one, but only 70 were sold with Yuvraj Singh ending up as the top-earner, bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping Rs. 14 crore. Chennai Super Kings, who have already retained five players, brought eight players on Wednesday....
  • IPL Auction 2014: RCB spend 14 crore on Yuvraj, left with just 1.8 crore 12-02-2014 05:49 PM

    A total of 216 players went under the hammer on day one, but only 70 were sold with Yuvraj Singh ending up as the top-earner, bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping Rs. 14 crore. But after RCB captain Kohli made his desire for Yuvraj apparent to his employers,...