Harbhajan to stay with Mumbai Indians
Harbhajan Singh was made the captain of the Reliance-owned franchise after Sachin Tendulkar stepped down last season. Bhajji, 32, led Mumbai to Champions League T20 title in 2011
Offloading Harbhajan Singh ahead of the 2013 IPL season would have given a substantial purse to Mumbai Indians as the franchises head to the player auctions next week.
The IPL franchises were given a October 31, 2012 deadline to submit a list of players they wish to retain ahead of the IPL trading window and player auctions.
Harbhajan has played 77 matches for Mumbai from which he taken 66 wickets at an average of 26.89. His best was 5 for 18.
Kings XI Punjab's Stuart Broad and Pune Warriors' Jesse Ryder are some of the other players who have been released from their respective teams.
Mumbai Indians to leave out Harbhajan Singh: Reports
Mumbai Indians are set to drop their skipper Harbhajan Singh for the 2013 season, according to a report in English news daily DNA.
Mumbai have decided to do away with Bhajji in order to increase their budget. The report adds that Harbhajan will be bidded for in the next auction.
Kings XI Punjab's Stuart Broad and Pune Warriors' Jesse Ryder are some of the other players who will be dropped from their respective teams.
Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement from international cricket after playing his 200th Test in the home series against the West Indies next month.
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