Expensive Cricketers: Marlon Samuel’s Incredible Base Salary!

Jamaica’s Marlon Samuels is among the international cricket stars listed for top base price for the Indian Premier League 2014 auction.

This means that teams that desire to secure his service must be prepared to start their bidding at Rs 20 million or (US$ 320,000 approx.).

Outside of the likes of Chris Gayle (RCB), Dwayne Bravo (CSK), Kieron Pollard (Mumbai) and Sunil Narine (KKR), who have been retained by their respective clubs, Samuels is the only West Indies player listed among those for top price bidding.

Also among those in top price bidding are the likes of, Dinesh Karthik, Ashish Nehra, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Brad Haddin, Brad Hodge, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Shaun Marsh, James Pattinson, Kevin Pietersen, Brendon McCullum, Ross Taylor, Jacques Kallis, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews.


Among the overseas players, some of the notable names missing are the Sri Lanka pair of Kumar Sangakkara and Dinesh Chandimal, Australia’s Michael Clarke and Mitchell Marsh, England’s Stuart Broad, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler, and West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach.

Dinesh Karthik, Ashish Nehra, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Brad Haddin, Brad Hodge, Michael Hussey IPLA list of 233 capped players from across 10 countries have been distributed to all eight franchises.

According to the new IPL player regulations, it has been decided that all players will be paid in Indian rupees from this year. Overseas players will be paid in the currency of their choice at the prevailing exchange rate on either the actual date of payment or contract due date, whichever is beneficial to the player.

The IPL Player auction will be held on February 12 and 13 in Bangalore with the IPL scheduled to run from April 8 to May 30.

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