Rahane, Suryakumar sold for Rs 7 lakh each in T20 Mumbai League auction

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MUMBAI, March 3 (PTI): Indian cricket team Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane and his Mumbai teammate Suryakumar Yadav went under the hammer for Rs 7 lakh each as they were picked by Mumbai North and Mumbai North East teams as their icon players for the upcoming T20 Mumbai League.

The players’ auction for the league, to be held at the Wankhede Stadium from March 11 to 21, also saw stand-in Indian limited-over skipper Rohit Sharma being bought by Mumbai North West for Rs 6 lakh as their icon player.

Rohit will be leading the national team in Sri Lanka in the T20 tri-series in the absence of regular captain Virat Kohli.

He is unlikely to play in the event as it clashes with the tri-series in Lanka scheduled from March 6-18.

Another India player Shreyas Iyer was bagged by Mumbai North Central for Rs 5 lakh as their icon player. Iyer, like Rahane, is not part of the India T20 team to Lanka.

Senior all-rounder Abhishek Nayar was chosen by Mumbai South as their icon player for Rs 4 lakh, while Mumbai’s consistent middle-order batsman Siddhesh Lad went to Mumbai South Central for Rs 4 lakh as their icon player.

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