England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been bought for £1.4m in the first round of bidding ahead of this year's Indian Premier League season.
Stokes, who was sold to Rising Pune Supergiant for a record £1.7m last year, has joined Rajasthan Royals this time round, and will join Australia captain Steve Smith after the Baggy Greens batsman went for £1.38m.
The second and final auction begins on Sunday, with a total of 578 players up for grabs by the eight IPL franchises.
Stokes has been cleared to play by the ECB, despite awaiting a court appearance on February 13 after being charged with affray.
The IPL season begins in April.