New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond is excited at the prospect
of playing in front of 90,000 fans at the Kolkata Knight
Riders' home ground after the Indian Premier League (IPL)
franchise paid over $US750,000 ($NZ1.015 million) at
yesterday's player auction in Mumbai.
Shane Bond's wife, Tracey, went out for a run, but New
Zealand's best fast bowler was not alone as he watched his
value soar off the radar at the third Indian Premier League
auction in Mumbai last night.
Leg spinner Erin Birmingham and all rounder Kate Broadmore
have been promoted into the White Ferns' Twenty20 cricket
squad to play Australia after fine performances during last
month's emerging players tour across the Tasman.