Jamaica and West Indies middle-order batsman Marlon Samuels is among 31 players who have attracted highest base price for the Indian Premier League (IPL) this month.
Samuels is on a list that also includes Australian Mitchell Johnson, Brad Haddin and Steven Smith, attracting the top base of R20 million (US$320,000) for the auction in Bangalore next week.
The 32 players are part of the 232-strong auction list of capped players from 10 countries, which was finalized by the IPL last week and distributed to the eight franchises.
West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach is among the overseas players missing from that list as well as 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.
According to the new IPL player regulations, it has been decided that all players will be paid in Indian rupees from this year.