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HIL auction: Sardar Singh released by Delhi Waveriders

Highlights from the Hockey India League auction

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Ashley Jackson

Three franchises – Kalinga Lancers, Dabang Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh Wizards – opted not to make full use of six ‘retained quotas (three Indian and three international players) retaining five, three and five players respectively, leaving them wider options for the forthcoming auction pool.

A total of 26 players were retained Australia’s Andrew Charter, Ireland’s David Harte and India’s PR Sreejesh are three goalkeepers among the retained players for Kalinga Lancers, Dabang Mumbai and UP Wizards.

Ashley Jackson of Ranchi Rays attracted the highest price among all the retained players. Jaypee Punjab Warriors’ Indian junior fullback Varun Kumar was the least expensive among the retained players – he was retained for $10,000.

Australia have the most number of players among the retained players – as many as eight Aussies were among the retained list – Tristian White, Mark Knowles, Jacob Whetton, Chris Ciriello, Fergus Kavanagh, Andrew Charter, Aran Zalewski and Jeremy Hawyard.

Manpreet Singh was the most expensive Indian player among the retained players – he was retained for $66,000 by Ranchi Rays. The Walmiki brothers – Yuvraj and Devindar – are the only pair of brothers among the retained list.

Five drag-flickers – Ashley Jackson, Vokkaliga Raghunath, Gurjinder Singh, Harmanpreet Singh and Chris Ciriello were retained for Ranchi Rays, UP Wizards, Kalinga Lancers, Dabang Mumbai and Jaypee Punjab Warriors.

Delhi Waveriders

Retained Players

  • Simon Child $50,000
  • Yuvraj Walmiki $40,000
  • Tristian White $40,000
  • Steven Edwards $34,000
  • Talwinder Singh $25,000
  • Surender Kumar $20,000

Key Exclusions

Sardar Singh, Andy Hayward, Lloyd Norris Jones, Gurbaj Singh and Rupinder Pal Singh.

Jaypee Punjab Warriors

Retained Players

  • Jacob Whetton $65,000
  • SV Sunil $50,000
  • Satbir Singh $45,000
  • Chris Ciriello $42,500
  • Mark Knowles $40,000
  • Varun Kumar $10,000

Key Exclusions

Jamier Dwyer, Sandeep Singh, Lucas Rey and Kieran Govers

Ranchi Rays

Retained Players

  • Ashley Jackson $95,000
  • Barry Middleton $67,000
  • Manpreet Singh $66,000
  • Fergus Kavanagh $60,000
  • Birendra Lakra $55,000
  • Kothajit Singh $45,000

Key Exclusions

Mandeep Singh, Austin Smith, Neil Wilson and Justin Reid-Ross

Kalinga Lancers

Retained Players

  • Gurjinder Singh $50,000
  • Aran Zalewski $50,000
  • Andrew Charter $40,000
  • Lalit Upadhyay $35,000
  • Devinder Walmiki $30,000

Key Exclusions

Gonzalo Peillat, Ryan Archibald, Russell Ford and Lucas Villa

Dabang Mumbai

Retained Players

  • David Harte $65,000
  • Harmanpreet Singh $51,000
  • Jeremy Hayward $46,00

Key Exclusions

Tom Boon, Glenn Turner and Mathew Swann

Uttar Pradesh Wizards

Retained Players

Eddie Ockenden $66,000

PR Sreejesh $60,000

Ramandeep Singh $57,000

Vokkaliga Raghunath $53,000

Wouter Jolie $48,000

Key Exclusions

Sandeer Bart, George Bazeley and Hugo Inglis.

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