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Stokes tops early sales at IPL auction

Ben Stokes was named the Most Valuable Player at the IPL last year

By: Sarwar Alam

England allrounder Ben Stokes attracted the highest price of $1.96 million in the early sales at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction on Saturday, despite uncertainty over his availability. The Rajasthan Royals’ winning bid was $200,000 less than the record price Rising Pune Supergiant paid for him last season. It still topped the early bids, even though it is not certain Stokes will be able to play in the lucrative tournament after he was charged with affray following a fight outside a nightclub in Bristol last year. The 26-year-old is due to appear in court on February 13 after being charged…

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