All West Indies players have been cleared to play in the IPL confirms CWI
The day after the completion of the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) mega auction, the Cricket West Indies (CWI) said it has guaranteed a special window for the tournament and declared that all the West Indies players will be available. The league is expected to be played between March-end and May-end.
The 14 West Indians, picked by the IPL franchises at the February 12-13 Bangalore auction, and three retained players make up for the largest number of foreign players in the league from any territory outside of India. Including the three retained players – Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell – the combined value of the West Indies players in the IPL is a whopping US $10,855 million (over Rs 81 crore).
The West Indies players in the IPL this year are Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders, Rs 12 cr), Nicholas Pooran (Sunrisers Hyderabad, 10.75 crores), Jason Holder (Lucknow Super Giants, 8.75 crores), Shimron Hetmyer (Rajasthan Royals, (Rs 8.50 crore), Romario Shepherd (Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rs 7.75 crore), Kieron Pollard (Mumbai Indians, Rs 6 core), Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders, Rs 6 crore), Odean Smith (Punjab Kings, Rs 6 crore), Dwayne Bravo (Chennai Super Kings, Rs 4.40 crore), Rovman Powell (Delhi Capitals, Rs 2.80 crore), Alzarri Joseph (Gujarat Titans, Rs 2.40 crore), Evin Lewis (Lucknow Super Giants, Rs 2 crore), Dominic Drakes (Gujarat Titans, Rs 1.10 crore), Sherfane Rutherford (Punjab Kings, Rs 1 crore), Fabian Allen (Mumbai Indian, Rs 75 lakh), Obed McCoy (Rajasthan Royals, Rs 75 lakh) and Kyle Mayers (Lucknow Super Giants, Rs 50 lakh).