Yorkshire’s Ryan Sidebottom signed for $32,000 in auction for inaugural Masters Cricket League

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Wetherby’s Ryan Sidebottom has been signed to play in the inaugural Masters Cricket League in the United Arab Emirates.

Sidebottom, who helped Yorkshire CCC retain the County Championships in the summer, was bought by the Libra Legends in Monday’s auction for $32,000.

He will feature in the same legends team as Jacques Kallis, Sourav Ganguly and former England teammate Graeme Swann.

Six franchisees had a total buying kitty of $750,000 to spend in the auctions, with dozens of world class veteran cricketers in the process.

The T20 competition will start in January, 2016.

The full Libra Legends squad:

Jacques Kallis [ICON] $100,000

Brad Hogg - $68,000

Sourav Ganguly - $550,000

Graeme Swann - $550,000

Ryan Ten Doeschate - $76,000

Ajay Ratra - $20,000

Chris Read - $20,000

Sean Ervine - $60,000

Shaun Tait - $60,000

Ryan Sidebottom - $32,000

Taufeeq Umar - $28,000

Michael Lumb - $118,000

Marcus North - $30,000