Mumbai mops up Jayasuria
The DLF Indian Premier League has completed its second stage of the player auction.
Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries, which owns the Mumbai franchise, bagged two important players - Sri Lankan master blaster Sanath Jayasuria for $ 975,000 and Harbhajan Singh for $ 850,000.
The price paid for Harbhajan was more than thrice the reserve price of 250,000 dollars.
As for the other names announced, Anil Kumble (who is not in either the T20 or ODI teams) will be playing for his home team of Bangalore. The UB Group coughed up half a million dollars for the Indian test captain's services.
Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Kumara Sangakarra will be behind the wicket for Mohali at a price of $ 700,000. Glenn Mcgrath and Mohammed Yousuf have gone into the reserve pool. The latter has controversy over him. He had backed off from his contract with Zee's ICL.