The International players draft for the Indian Super League took place in Mumbai earlier today. The eight teams featuring in the competition has picked seven overseas players each for the league that begins on October 12. Each team has spent approximately 2 crores in signing the players. Here is the breakdown of money spent by each and every team in the ISL draft.

Team Name

Money Spent (in Crores INR)

Atletico de Kolkata

2.17

Delhi Dynamos

1.62

Kerala Blasters

1.98

Pune City FC

1.75

Mumbai City FC

2.10

North East FC

1.62

Team Chennai

2.34

Team Goa

2.46

 

Total money spent by all the eight franchisees is 16 Crores INR. This tournament takes place in the same country where cricketer Yuvraj Singh alone was brought by Vijay Mallya’s Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping 14 crores INR. Here is the price of expensive player of each and every IPL team.

Player Name

Team

Price (in Crores INR)

MS Dhoni

Chennai Super Kings

12.5

Dinesh Karthick

Delhi Daredevils

12.5

David Miller

Kings XI Punjab

12.5

Gautam Gambhir

Kolkata Knight Riders

12.5

Rohit Sharma

Mumbai Indians

12.5

Shane Watson

Rajasthan Royals

12.5

Yuvraj Singh

Royal Challengers Bangalore

14

Shikhar Dhawan

Sunrisers Hyderabad

12.5

 

After comparing both the tables, it is very much conclusive that IPL is a huge hit and the franchisees are willing to invest in cricket rather than cricket. It can be also said that ISL never consist of the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi, Gareth Bale, Neymar or Zlatan Ibrahimovic. But as the trend goes in India, cricket dominates the country by a far country. Now it is left to the football frenzy fans in India to support the beautiful game and make it a huge success. It will be a great achievement for the ISL organisers if they manage to get atleast 50% of the reception which IPL gets season after season.