West Indies Players Score Big Bucks In India

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Treasurer Anirudh Choudhary speak at a press conference for the Indian Premier League 2019 auction in Jaipur on December 18, 2018, as teams prepare their player rosters ahead of the upcoming Twenty20 cricket tournament next year. The 2019 edition of the IPL -- one of the world's most-watched sporting events attracting the world's top stars -- is set to take place in April and May next year.(Photo By Vishal Bhatnagar/NurPhoto via Getty Images) (Photo by Vishal Bhatnagar/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 21, 2018: The West Indies team may be doing poorly – most of the times – but its top stars are still very much sought after.

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West Indian stars continued to rule the roost in the Indian Premier League auctions yet again this year. At 2019 IPL Player Auction, Windies Carlos Brathwaite was snapped up by Kolkata Knight Riders for US $713,475 while Shimron Hetmyer went to Royal Challengers Bangalore for USD 420,00.

Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Smith have all played defining roles for their adopted Indian teams over the years. Continue Reading