Indian Premier League (IPL) have released their logo for the 10th edition of the T20 league extravaganza. There is not much difference in the new logo despite the golden 10 it used to describe the 10-years of first of its kind league in cricket. The logo still maintains the impression of that of a batsman playing on the backfoot and flashing his bat at it with disdain. There is not much difference in the font of ‘IPL’—the logo is accompanied by their promotion partner VIVO.
The IPL Player Auction 2017 took place on February 20 which featured over 350 players who went up for bidding. 66 players were bought in the auction which included 27 overseas players. Ben Stokes was the most expensive player who fetched a Rs.14.5 crore deal with Rising Pune Supergiants. He was followed by teammate Tymal Mills who was sold for Rs. 12 crores to Royal Challengers Bangalore.
There were a few shockers in the auction as well. South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir found no takers. It was shocking to see him going unsold as he is currently ruling over ODI and T20I rankings. Indian pacer Ishant Sharma too went unsold. Moreover, at Rs 2 crores, his base price seemed a bit erratic.
There were several speculations surrounding Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan who did not get any bidders. His base price was Rs 50 lakhs. It came as a surprise to everyone as he performed well in Inter-State Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Afghanistan players Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi made headlines as they were bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad. Nabi was bought for his base price Rs 30 lakhs. But, it was Rashid Khan who took Twitter by storm as the 18-year-old was sold for a whopping Rs 4 crores.