The two-day Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) auction has come to an end. This was the league's first-ever players’ auction which saw a total of 942 players go under the hammer ahead of the seventh edition. The auction was conducted in the city of Mahabalipuram, Chennai.
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The auction saw players divided across four categories with Category A comprising of Tamil Nadu players who have played international games (INR 10 Lakh), Category B, which comprised of players who represented senior BCCI domestic matches (INR 6 Lakh), Category C which consisted of players who are not in Category A or B but have played more than 30 TNPL matches (INR 3 Lakh) and Category D which comprised of other players (INR 1.50 Lakh).
The process included a total bid of INR 70 Lakh for each franchise with the teams retaining a maximum of two players, one in category A or B and the other from Category C or D, keeping in mind the squad strength of a minimum of 16 players and a maximum of 20.
Here is the list of retained players by each franchise prior to the auction:
Chepauk Super Gillies: N Jagadeesan (B), Sasidev (C)
Nellai Royal Kings: Ajitesh (B), Karthik Manikandan (D)
Idream Tirupur Tamizhans: Tushar Raheja (D)
Lyka Kovai Kings: Shahrukh Khan (B), Suresh Kumar (D)
Dindigul Dragons: Ravichandran Ashwin (A)
Ruby Trichy Warriors: Anthony Das (B)
Salem Spartans: Ganesh Murthy (C)
Madurai Panthers: Gautham (D)
Teams & Squads:
Chepauk Super Gillies: Sanjay Yadav, Harish Kumar, Baba Aparajith, N Jagadeesan, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, R Satish, U Sasidev, R Rohit, M Silambarasan, Rahil Shah, R Sibi, S Kumar, Santosh Shiv S, TD Lokesh Raj, B Rocky, Ayyappan
Salem Spartans: Abhishek Tanwar, Sunny Sandhu, Kaushik Gandhi, Maan K Bafna, Mokit Hariharan, Ganesh Murthi, Jagannath Sinivas, Sachin Rathi, Amith Sathvik, R Kavin, Muhammad Adnan Khan, Akash Sumra, S Aravind, S Abhishek, Gowri Shankar, Guru Sayee, Selvakumar, Yuvaraj V, Karthikeyan, R Prasanth
Lyca Kovai Kings: Sai Sudharsan, M Mohammed, Kiran Akash, Shah Rukh Khan, M Siddharth, U Mukilesh, Ram Arvindh, Atheeq ur Rahman, Suresh Kumar, Gowtham Thamarai Kannan, R Divakar, P Vidyuth, J Subramaniam, B Sachin, Yudheeswaran, Hemcharan, S Sujay, KM Om Prakash
Dindigul Dragons: Shivam Singh, Subodh Bhati, Ravichandran Ashwin, Varun Chakravarthy, Saravana Kumar, Baba Indrajith, Adithya Ganesh, Boopathi Vaishna Kumar, R Vimal Kumar, Mathivanan, G Hemant Kumar, G Kishoor, VP Diran, Tamil Dhilleepan, Advaith Sharma, Rohan Ravi Bhutra, C Sarath Kumar, S Arun, P Vignesh, Affan Khader
Nellai Royal Kings: Sonu Yadav, Arun Karthik, Sandeep Warrier, Ajitesh, Rithik Easwaran, Mohan Prasath, Nidhish Rajagopal, Aswin Crist, L Suryaprakash, M Poiyamozhi, Sri Neranjan, Karthik Manikandan, R Mithun, NS Harish, N Kabilan, Emmanuel Cherian, P Sugendhiran, SJ Arun Kumar, A Adithya
Ballsy Trichy: Natarajan, Anthony Das, Ganga Sridhar Raju, Silambarasan, R Rajkumar, Athisayaraj Davidso n , Daryl Ferrario, Akshay Srinivasan, Shajahan, Monish Satish, R Alexander, Jafar Jamal, Mani Bharathi, K Easwaran, Francis Rokins, G Godson, Karthick Shanmugam, SP Vinod
Madurai Panthers: Hari Nishaanth, Swapnil Singh, J Koushik, Washington Sundar, Murugan Ashwin, B Surya, Shijit Chandran, Gurjapneet Singh, Deeban Lingesh, S Karthik, Ajay Krishnan, Gautham, P Saravana, Sri Abishek, Aaditya V, Anton Andrew, Krish Jain, D Rahul, D Sudhan, M Ayush
Tirupur Tamizhans: Sai Kishore, Vijay Shankar, NS Chaturved, R Vivek, Vishal Vaidhya, G Periyasamy, Anirudh Sitaram, Ajith Ram, Trilok Nag, Tushar Raheja, Radhakrishnan, S Ganesh, Mohamad Ali, G Parthasarathy, Rahul Ayyappan, S Manigandan, A Karuppaswamy, I Vetrivel, P Bhuvaneshwaran, M Ragavan
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