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Watson the top draw as stars sold at IPL auction

Shane Watson was in demand

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Australia’s Shane Watson attracted a top bid of $1.4 million (£968,000) and will join the Bangalore franchise for the next edition of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament, while former England batsman Kevin Pietersen was bought by newcomers Pune. All-rounder Watson, 34, was in high demand in last Saturday’s (6) auction for the cash-rich tournament, the ninth edition of which will be played from April 9 to May 29. “Incredibly excited to join such a great franchise. Looking forward to joining up with my new team mates in April,” he said on Twitter. Watson will join a Bangalore team boasting…

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