Pollard and Bond headline IPL auction

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West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard and New Zealand paceman Shane Bond were the big winners at today's auction for the 2010 Indian Premier League.

Only 11 players were sold with Pollard and Bond attracting the greatest interest with their services going to a silent tie-breaker after at least two franchises offered the maximum amount.



Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata all matched the US dollars 750,000 (£458,000) price for Pollard after a frantic bidding period.



The four teams were then given an extra five minutes to decide how much extra they wanted to commit with the Mumbai Indians coming out on top after submitting the highest undisclosed offer.



The same scenario panned out with Bond as bidders again took the price to the US dollars 750,000 threshold - although this time from a lower base of US dollars 100,000 (£61,000).



The 34-year-old was eventually snapped up by Kolkata.



West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach was signed by Deccan for US dollars 720,000 (£439,000) while South Africa left-armer Wayne Parnell went to Delhi for US dollars 610,000 (£372,000).



None of the Pakistan players were bought, including big-name all-rounder Shahid Afridi.

The other England players on offer - Tim Bresnan, Rob Key, Monty Panesar, Jonathan Trott, Mark Ramprakash and Anthony McGrath - were also unsold.

West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard and New Zealand paceman Shane Bond saw their services go to a silent tie-breaker after at least two franchises offered the maximum amount.



Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata all matched the US dollars 750,000 (£458,000) price for Pollard after a frantic bidding period.



The four teams were then given an extra five minutes to decide how much extra they wanted to commit with the Mumbai Indians coming out on top after submitting the highest undisclosed offer.



The same scenario panned out with Bond as bidders again took the price to the US dollars 750,000 threshold - although this time from a lower base of US dollars 100,000 (£61,000).



The 34-year-old was eventually snapped up by Kolkata.



West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach was signed by the Deccan Chargers for US dollars 720,000 (£439,000) while South Africa left-armer Wayne Parnell went to the Delhi Daredevils for US dollars 610,000 (£372,000).



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