Hinds picked for IPL auction
Hinds (right) bats during his innings of 75 against Barbados in the WICB Regional Four-day Championship match at Kensington park earlier this year.
MUMBAI, India (CMC):
Eight West Indians, in-cluding former Test captain Ramnaresh Sarwan, have been picked for the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction later this month.
Sarwan and other current West Indies players Kemar Roach and Sulieman Benn made the cut yesterday for the IPL auction on January 19.
Kieron Pollard, Lendl Sim-mons, Daren Ganga, Darren Bravo and Wavell Hinds complete the list of West Indians in the pool.
The eight IPL franchises chopped 45 players from the initial list of 96 players who had submitted their names for the 2010 edition.
Two other West Indians, Tino Best and Carlton Baugh, who had submitted registrations for the third IPL auction, were not among the final 51 players up for the auction.
There had been "no assurance or guarantee", the IPL said, that the players applying for registration would be added to the auction list or, if so added, that the player would be purchased during the auction.
"IPL accepts no responsibility of any kind whatsoever to the player in this regard," the IPL said.
Trinidad and Tobago players Ganga, Simmons, Pollard and Bravo, Dwayne Bravo's younger brother, grabbed international attention by advertising their skills in last October's Twenty20 Champions League, helping to propel the twin-island republic to the final of the world club tournament.
West Indies captain Chris Gayle, Fidel Edwards, Dwayne Bravo and Dwayne Smith are all expected to compete in the 2010 championship, having already secured contracts.