The 2014 IPL auction has now ended, Northants Cricket’s Steven Crook, Muhammad Azhar Ullah and Jackson Bird were all available in the auction; however the eight franchises decided not to bid for the trio.
Former Northants players Cameron White, who has recently been playing T20 cricket for Australia, and South African Richard Levi were also in the auction. However to much surprise, both players went unsold. Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, set the record for the highest bid in an IPL auction, when Royal Challengers Bangalore purchased him for £1.37 million.
This means all three Northants players will be available for the start of the season, as the team take on the challenge of Division One cricket in the LV= County Championship, as well as defending their NatWest T20 Blast trophy.