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Cricket: Bond excited after getting top dollar in IPL auction

Cricket: Bond excited after getting top dollar in IPL auction

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.

Cricket: Kolkata breaks bank, bags Bond

Cricket: Kolkata breaks bank, bags Bond

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.

Cricket: Ponting won't play in the IPL

Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting won't be playing in the Indian Premier League this year after his franchise, the Kolkata Knight Riders, bought out his contract.

Cricket: White Ferns squads feature five new faces

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.

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