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Ben Stokes sold for Rs 14.5 crore:IPL Auction

Bangalore:20/2/17: The players auction for IPL 2017 is underway at Bangalore. In the session before lunch already some surprise picks have grabbed eyeballs while many major players remain unsold so far.
English players who have mostly been reluctant to feature in IPL, unlike Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen, are on the bid list this time and all rounder Ben Stokes has even become the costliest in the first session of the auction being bought for Rs 14.5 crore by Rising Pune Supergiants while compatriot Tymal Mills was sold for Rs 12 crore by Bangalore franchise.
Meanwhile, Afghanistan cricketers have found buyers for the first time with Mohamamd Nabi sold for Rs 30 lakh while 18 year old leg spinner Rashid Khan got sold for Rs 4 crore and both were picked by SunRisers Hyderabad.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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