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Bangladesh Premier League T20 2012: Afridi, Gayle most valuable players

Dhaka, 19 January 2012:  Shahid Afridi of Pakistan became the most valuable Twenty20 player in the first Bangladesh Premier League auction held today. Afridi was roped in by Dhaka Gladiators team for US $ 700,000 followed by Chris Gayle who secured $551,000 to play for Barisal Burners.

Other players based on the highest bidding value are as follows:
Marlon Samuels  - Rajshahi $360,000
Kieron Pollard - Dhaka $300,000
 Shoaib Malik - Chittagong $150,000
Dwayne Bravo  -  Chittagong $150,000
Brad Hodge  - Barisal $140,000
 Sanath Jayasuriya  - Khulna $110,000
 Muttiah Muralitharan  - Chittagong $100,000
Kamran Akmal  - Sylhet $100,000
Rana Naved-ul Hasan  - Dhaka $100,000
 Sohail Tanvir -  Sylhet $100,000
Saeed Ajmal  - Dhaka $100,000

Bangladesh players Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Ashraful, Shahriar Nafees and Alok Kapali had been selected as icon players for the six franchises.

Around 200 cricketers were auctioned for the tournament in which each team could spend a maximum of Rs. $2 million and  eight overseas players.

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