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Chennai Super Kings announced 24-member team


India’s Chennai IPL (Indian Premier League ) Cricket team franchises, “Chennai Super Kings” announced 24-member team, led by India‚Äôs one-day international and Twenty20 captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the Chennai Trade Centre auditorium.

  • Former India opener Krishnamachari Srikkanth is the team’s brand ambassador.
  • Tamil cine stars Vijay , Nayanthara, are the team’s ‘star ambassadors’

Indian Premier League Prices Paid For the Players


Indian Premier League complete list of the players of each team and the money that they are being paid.

  • The price mentioned is for one year in USD and the contract is for three years.
  • Each Franchisees have a window in February to trade players if they wish.

Sachin Tendulkar (Mumbai), Sourav Ganguly (Kolkata), Rahul Dravid (Bangalore), Yuvraj Singh (Mohali) and Virender Sehwag (Delhi) are considered as “The five icons”. These five icons will get 15 % more than the highest-paid player in their side.

Team: Bangalore
Jacques Kallis (RSA), $900,000
Anil Kumble (Ind) $500,000
Cameron White (Aus) $500,000
Zaheer Khan (Ban) $450,000
Mark Boucher (RSA) $450,000
Nathan Bracken (Aus) $325,000
Dale Steyn (RSA) $325,000
Shivnaraine Chanderpaul (WI) $200,000
Wasim Jaffer (Ind) $150,000

Team: Kolkata

Ishant Sharma (Ind) $950,000
Chris Gayle (W.I) $800,000
Brendon McCullum (NZ) $700,000
David Hussey (Aus) $625,000
Shoaib Akhtar (Pak) $425,000
Murali Karthik (Ind) $425,000

Mahendra Singh Dhoni costs Rs 6 crore at IPL auction


Indian charismatic one-day captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was sold to Indian Premier League franchise Chennai for a $1.5 million (approximately Rs 6 crore) in the IPL auction at Mumbai.

The 26-year-old Dhoni set the mark for the first-ever auction of world’s top cricketers when he was acquired by the Chennai franchisee for a three-year period.