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A total of 49 players were bought in the closed bid yesterday for the second edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) for a total amount of USD 1.37 million.

A total of 154 India and foreign players were part of the bid from Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Argentina, Ireland, England, South Africa and Indi, but only 49 players of those were selected by the franchises.

India’s star young player Ramandeep Singh was the costliest to go at USD 81000 to the UP Wizards, in the process becoming the highest paid player at next year’s HIL, eclipsing Indian captain Sardar Singh who was bought for USD 78000 last year .

Ramandeep, from Amritsar in Punjab, made his debut at this year’s Asia Cup tournament where India finished runners-up to South Korea in a very close encounter.

Hockey India secretary general and HIL chairman Narinder Batra, said: “it is great to see that promising junior players have been bought by franchises at higher than expected amounts, which is a good sign for the future of Indian hockey.”

Ryan Archibald of New Zealand was the costliest overseas player as he was bought by the Kalinga Lancers for $71000.

No players from Pakistan featured as their federation didn’t give its players the required go ahead to partake in the competition.

The new team on the block, the Kalinga Lancers bought 24 of the 49 players that were sold. 28 of them were Indians while the remaining 21 were from overseas. Amongst the five existing franchises, the Ranchi Rhinos bought one player, the Mumbai Magicians 11, the Uttar Pradesh Wizards four, the Punjab Warriors five while the Delhi Waveriders had four.

The second season of the league is scheduled to be played between January 25 and February 23, 2014

The inaugural season of the HIL was a sparkling success with plenty of fans tuning in to watch quite an exciting brand of hockey that was served up by each of the teams. It was telecast in 146 countries and saw a total viewership 69.7 million with 41.4 million of that coming from India and enjoyed average viewership of 1.59 million a day.

The full list of players selected is as follows:

1. Ramandeep Singh – India - Midfielder – Base Price $2600 – Sold for $81000 – Bought by Uttar Pradesh Wizards

2. Ryan Archibald – New Zealand – Midfielder – Base Price $25000 – Sold for $71000 – Bought by Kalinga Lancers

3. Nitin Thimmaiah – India – Forward – Base Price $2600 – Sold for $59000 – Bought by Uttar Prades Wizards

4. Trent Mitton – Australia – Midfielder/Forward – Base Price $20,000 – Sold for $59000 – Bought by Mumbai Magicians

5. Gurjinder Singh – India – Defender – Base Price $2600 – Sold for $56000 – Bought by Mumbai Magicians

6. Kiel Brown – Australia – Defender/Midfielder – Base Price $25000 – Sold for $55000 – Bought by Kalinga Lancers

7. Barry Middleton – England – Midfielder/Forwaard – Base price $25000 – sold for $53000 – Bought by Ranchi Rhinos

8. Lucas Vila – Argentina – Forward – Base Price $25000 – Sold for $50000 – Bought by Kalinga Lancers

9. Gonzalo Piellat – Argentina – Defender – Base Price $20000- Sold for $49000 – Bought by Kalinga Lancers

10. Prabhjot Singh Sr – India – Forward – Base Price $11200 – Sold for $46000 – Bought by Mumbai Magicians

11. Ramon Alegre – Spain – Defender – Base Price $14000 – Sold for $41000 – Bought by Kalinga Lancers

12. Jason Wilson – Australia – Forward – Base Price $20000 – Sold for $41000 – Bought by Delhi Waveriders

13. Adam Dixon – England – Defender/Midfielder – Base Price $18000 – Sold for $41000 – Bought by Mumbai Magicians

14. Vinay Swami Vokkaliga – India – Midfielder – Base Price $6000 – Sold for $40000 – Bought by Mumbai Magicians

15. Ravi Pal – India – Midfielder – Base Price $5200 – Sold for $40000 – Bought by Mumbai Magicians

16. Roc Oliva Isern – Spain – Midfielder/Forward – Base Price $15000 – Sold for $38000 – Bought by Kalinga Lancers

17. Affan Yousuf – India – Forward – Base Price $2600 – Sold for $35000 – Bought by Punjab Warriors

18. Russel Ford – Australia – Forward – Base Price $20000 – Sold for $35000 – Bought by Kalinga Lancers

19. Glenn Simpson – Australia – Midfielder – Base Price $15000 – Sold for $33000 – Bought by Kalinga Lancers

20. Bharat Chhikara – India – Forward – Base Price $12000 – Sold for $32000 – Bought by Mumbai Magicians

21. Vikas Pillay- India – Midfielder – Base Price $2600 – Sold for $30000 – Bought by Mumbai Magicians

22. Aran Zalewski – Australia – Defender – Base Price $10000 – Sold for $28000 – Bought by Kalinga Lancers

23. Tristan White – Australia – Defender/Midfielder – Base Price $15000 – Sold for $27000 – Bought by Delhi Waveriders

24. Steven Edwards – New Zealand – Defender – Base Price $20000 – Sold for $26000 – Bought by Delhi Waveriders

25. Simon Mantell – England – Forward – Base Price $20000 – Sold for $26000 – Bought by Mumbai Magicians

26. Prabhodh Tirkey – India – Midfielder – Base Price $12000 – Sold for $25000 – Bought by Kalinga Lancers

27. Tristan Clemons – Australia – Goalkeeper – Base Price $15000 – Sold for $20000 – Bought by Kalinga Lancers

28. Agustin Mazzilli – Argentina – Midfielder/Forward – Base Price $18500 – Sold for $19000 – Bought by Punjab Warriors

29. Jake Whetton – Australia – Forward – Base Price $15000 – Sold for $19000 – Bought by Punjab Warriors

30. Tim Drummond – South Africa – Midfielder/Forward – Base Price 5000 – Sold for $18000 – Bought by Delhi Waveriders

31. Devindar Sunil Walmiki – India – Midfielder – Base Price $2600 – Sold for $15000 – Bought by Kalinga Lancers

32. Jasbir Singh – India – Midfielder – Base Price $2600 – Sold for $15000 – Bought by Kalinga Lancers

33. Vikas Sharma – India – Midfielder – Base Price $6900 – Sold for $15000 – Bought by Kalinga Lancers

34. Lalit Kumar Upadhyay – India – Forward – Base price $2600 – Sold for $14000 – Bought by Kalinga Lancers

35. Harjot Singh – India – Goalkeeper – Base Price $2600 – Sold for $12000 – Bought by Kalinga Lancers

36. Manjeet Kullu – India – Midfielder/Defender – Base Price $2600 – Sold for $12000 – Bought by Kalinga Lancers

37. Mandeep Antil – India – Forward – Base Price $6900 – Sold for $11000 – Bought by Kalinga Lancers

38. David Harte – Ireland – Goalkeeper – Base Price $10000 – Sold for $11000 – Bought by Mumbai Magicians

39. Gagandeep Singh – India – Forward – Base Price $2600 – Sold for $11000 – Bought by Kalinga Lancers

40. Mohammad Amir Khan – India – Forward – Base Price $2600 – Sold for $10000 – Bought by Kalinga Lancers

41. Mohammad Nizzamudin – India – Forward – Base Price $2600 – Sold for $10000 – Bought by Kalinga Lancers

42. Vickram Kanth – India – Midfielder – Base Price $5200 – Sold for $8000 – Bought by Kalinga Lancers

43. Dipsan Tirkey – India – Defender – Base Price $2600 – Sold for $6000 – Bought by Kalinga Lancers

44. David Minz – India – Midfielder – Base Price $2600 – Sold for $6000 – Bought by Kalinga Lancers

45. Armaan Qureshi – India – Forward – Base Price $2600 – Sold for $600 – Bought by Delhi Waveriders

46. Karamjit Singh – India – Forward – Base Price $2600 – Sold for $3500 – Bought by Punjab Warriors

47. Gagandeep Singh – India – Defender – Base price $2600 – Sold for $3500 – Bought by Mumbai Magicians

48. Harmanpreet Singh Bal – India – Forward/Midfielder – Base Price $2600 – Sold for $3000 – Bought by Uttar Pradesh Wizards

49. Jasjit Singh Kular – India – Forward/Midfielder – Base Price $2600 – Sold for $3000 – Bought by Uttar Prdesh Wizards