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    IPL 2019 Discussion Thread

    Should the general elections in India be held in 2019, the BCCI is considering multiple options to shift the Indian Premier League next year to a different venue. Reportedly, South Africa, United Arab Emirates and even England are currently on the radar as the potential venues if the need arises.

    South Africa hosted the 2009 edition of IPL with elections being held in India. Then, in 2014, UAE hosted the first half of the cash-rich T20 league. So, for BCCI, these two are the preferred venues.

    However, in the event of the entire season being shifted to a different country, it is highly likely that South Africa will land the league owing to its infrastructure and past experience of holding big events. UAE, even though its cost-effective, has just three major cricket stadiums [Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi] which might break the deal.
    “It [the planning] is an ongoing process,” Mumbai Mirror quoted a source as saying on Tuesday.

    The eight franchises and the cricket boards of the three nations have been informed about BCCI’s plans.

    Apart from the venue, the timing of the IPL 12 is also a big headache. England will host the World Cup next year. The tournament kicks off from May 30 – right after the IPL season ends. So, keeping that in mind, the season might start a bit early in the last week of March, the report claimed. The exact dates and venue of the event will be cleared only after the confirmation of general elections.

    The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators is meeting on Tuesday in Mumbai to discuss the options.

    https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/...-report-744559


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    Skip 2019's IPL?


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    Just postpone it after the world cup.. Do they want to kill international players?

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    Same happened in 2009 as well...not big deal...

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    I hope they use their brain this time by either cancelling it or shifting it to England.

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    Please cancel it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeteshssaxena View Post
    Please cancel it.
    No. Why?

    I don't get it why can't they have the IPL concentrated in one region. Like, have all the first round matches in three cities and nothing more.

    The I in IPL stands for India and that's how it should remain.


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    There is always talk of this and most of the tournament is still played in India anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeteshssaxena View Post
    Please cancel it.
    $ says no.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeteshssaxena View Post
    Please cancel it.
    There are more chances of the BCCI opting out of the 2019 World Cup.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman View Post
    There are more chances of the BCCI opting out of the 2019 World Cup.
    IPL brings in close to $700mn in revenues. Its easy to say cancel the event.

    Wouldnot mind if they hold it in England this season.

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    Is it illegal for it to be held during an election year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketjoshila View Post
    IPL brings in close to $700mn in revenues. Its easy to say cancel the event.

    Wouldnot mind if they hold it in England this season.
    That's what I meant to imply.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    Is it illegal for it to be held during an election year?
    No. We can't handle election and circus at the same time. So circus always has to make way for something serious like elections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    No. We can't handle election and circus at the same time. So circus always has to make way for something serious like elections.
    Ok, thanks.

    What's the obstacle: Logistics? Security? Or something else entirely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketjoshila View Post
    IPL brings in close to $700mn in revenues. Its easy to say cancel the event.

    Wouldnot mind if they hold it in England this season.
    Is ECB's permission already assumed?

    Maybe South Africa but Logard hates BCCI. Is he still the chairman?

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    Fun time for players and punters alike, it's a tournament made for fun not cricket. Unfortunately, it's only going to go bigger esp if India keeps losing abroad series and Kohli's dedication towards test cricket will die down and then we will see IPL-summer and IPL-winter editions.

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    Absolutely no chance of it being cancelled, as some posters are saying. We hear stuff like this all the time but nothing comes of it. At worst, a portion of the tournament may be held in another country, perhaps UAE, like what happened a few seasons ago.

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    WHy not just cancel and try again in like 20 years when India have better T20 cricketers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    Ok, thanks.

    What's the obstacle: Logistics? Security? Or something else entirely?
    Indian election is biggest Election in world.Takes more than a month to finish(Voting lone,excluding campaign process).So giving security to IPL matches is pretty difficult as Police/Reserved police etc are fully busy with Elections.

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    Good chance this will be shifted to England and give their players a chance to acclimatise to the English wickets in time for the WC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by topspin View Post
    Good chance this will be shifted to England and give their players a chance to acclimatise to the English wickets in time for the WC.
    Actually I would say no chance as England will be hosting World Cup in June. Can't see ECB agreeing to this. Their whole focus will be on the World Cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ali_Pakistan View Post
    Actually I would say no chance as England will be hosting World Cup in June. Can't see ECB agreeing to this. Their whole focus will be on the World Cup.
    But money talks. Will be interesting to see what they do.

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    J&K to form its own IPL cricket team: Governor Malik

    J&K Governor, Satya Pal Malik on Saturday announced that J&K will form its own Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket team and will also hosts its matches.

    Governor said this during a function organized by the Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj J&K, at Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) Srinagar. The function was organized to declare J&K as Open Defecation Free (ODF) State. Besides Chief Secretary J&K and other officials, brand ambassador of the campaign cricketer Manzoor Pandav was also present on the occasion.

    “I got emotional while listening to Manzoor and to know how many hardships he had to face while carrying his dream of playing cricket forward. Even recently I met IPL Chairman, Rajiv Shukla and he told me about Manzoor and his passion for the game,” Malik said.

    “While listening to Manzoor, I spoke with Chief Secretary and we have decided to form J&K’s own IPL team. We will also conduct matches of IPL in the State that will give boost to the cricket talent in the State,” he added.

    http://www.ksportswatch.com/jk-to-fo...overnor-malik/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slim View Post
    Is ECB's permission already assumed?

    Maybe South Africa but Logard hates BCCI. Is he still the chairman?
    No. He was shown the door as a reward for his excellent handling of GlobalT20 and improving CSA's relationship with the BCCI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    $ says no.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman View Post
    There are more chances of the BCCI opting out of the 2019 World Cup.
    Spot on, guys. Absolute reality. There seem to be several posters in fantasy land with wishful thinking!

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    Sachin Tendulkar disassociates himself with ISL franchise Kerala Blasters.

    The former India cricketer, who was one of the co-owners of the franchise, has sold his stakes 13 days prior to the start of the tournament.


    Sachin Tendulkar disassociates himself with ISL franchise Kerala Blasters
    Sachin Tendulkar has been part of the franchise since the beginning in 2014.
    When the fifth season of the Indian Super League starts, Sachin Tendulkar will no longer be part of Kerala Blasters. The former India cricketer, who was one of the co-owners of the franchise, has sold his stakes 13 days prior to the start of the tournament.

    Tendulkar was one of the owners, along with industrialist Nimmagadda Prasad, producer Allu Arjun, actors Nagarjuna and Chiranjeevi and has been associated with the franchise since the very beginning in 2014. The official statement was made on Sunday with Tendulkar saying that his “heart will always beat” for the franchise.

    “In its fifth year, it is important that the club puts the building blocks for the next five years and beyond. It is also a time for me to reflect on the role that I should play. After reflecting and much discussion with my team, I have decided to exit my association with Kerala Blasters as a co-promoter,” Tendulkar said in a statement.

    “I strongly believe that Kerala Blasters is in very good shape and on its path to attain many more successes with the backing of its fans offering unconditional support. I am very proud of Kerala Blasters and a piece of my heart will always beat for the club.

    “My association with Kerala Blasters was driven with the intent to reignite the passion for the game and give the many fans and the abundant talent in Kerala, a national platform to express themselves. It has been a thrilling experience to chase this pursuit and something which I will always cherish.”

    Blasters have finished runner-up in ISL twice – in 2014 and 2016 and their leading scorer is Canada’s Iain Hume with 10 goals. Sandesh Jhingan has played the most number of matches for the club representing the team 59 times as per March. The fifth edition of the ISL begins on September 29.

    https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/...lasters-746026
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    As someone who has shown liking towards IPL, I am very disapppinted by the fact that IPL tournament is played just before World Cup 2019, which is quite absurd.

    I believe IPL 2019 should be postponed and played after the World Cup ends. The players will already be tired and struggle to keep themselves fit for WC because of this IPL schedule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ab Fan View Post
    As someone who has shown liking towards IPL, I am very disapppinted by the fact that IPL tournament is played just before World Cup 2019, which is quite absurd.

    I believe IPL 2019 should be postponed and played after the World Cup ends. The players will already be tired and struggle to keep themselves fit for WC because of this IPL schedule.
    The players of course have the choice to skip the IPL. But we all know that will never happen. Pretty much no one is going to jeopardize their IPL career.

    Also, given the $$ involved, the IPL is larger than the world cup. So, that should put to rest any doubts on whether or not the IPL will be played whenever they want to.

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    BCCI to recce South Africa as possible IPL 2019 venue

    A recce team of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is setting out for South Africa to see the preparedness of the country to host the Indian Premier League (IPL) next year. A two-member team is expected to leave Mumbai in a day or two to explore the hypothetical situation of the league being moved there next year in view of the general elections. The recce is expected to last for about 10 days.

    This paper had reported on September 11 about the possibility of the IPL bandwagon moving to South Africa in view of the elections next summer. The team of Hemang Amit and Navneet Kaur will travel to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth to discuss the requirements for the 45-day tournament.

    As per the information provided to Cricket South Africa, the tournament will be held in the first quarter of the year and the two boards want to make sure that the IPL games do not clash with South Africa’s own domestic matches. The understanding is that should there be a necessity to move all the IPL games (like in 2009), South Africa will be the preferred choice.

    The UAE, like in 2014, will be chosen if the need is to shift only a part of the tournament. Amin and Kaur are also slated to break journey in Dubai on their return and discuss with the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) about hosting some IPL matches there.

    The final decision on the eventual destination for IPL-12 will be made after the dates of the general elections are announced but the BCCI wants to remain prepared with all the plans. The thinking now is that if the elections are held as in 2014 (from April 15), there may be a chance that the first 20 games will be played in India, the next 20 in the UAE and the business end of the tournament again in India. Should the polls be advanced, as is being speculated in some quarters, the entire league may require a shift and CSA will have to host the tournament.

    2nd warm-up game in Aus?

    It has been learnt that a recce team, travelling in Australia, has managed to schedule a second warm-up game for the Indian Test squad. It is expected to be around the third-fourth week of November, clashing with the T20Is scheduled on November 21, 23 and 25. BCCI officials could not be contacted to confirm this. India are to play four Tests and three ODIs after the T20Is.


    https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/...w/66300082.cms
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    De Kock is set to join Mumbai according to rumours. Also read that Dhwaan may join Mumbai as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasan123 View Post
    De Kock is set to join Mumbai according to rumours. Also read that Dhwaan may join Mumbai as well.
    It is not a rumour, De Kock has been transferred from RCB to MI. Check out the story:

    "Mumbai Indians have got hold of the services of South Africa's wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock in an all-money trade with Royal Challengers Bangalore.

    De Kock has reportedly been bought for the price of INR. 2.8 Crore by Mumbai Indians, which was the sum paid by Royal Challengers to acquire him during the 2018 IPL auction"

    https://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-new...nsfer-from-rcb

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    Smart buy by MI. Next IPL is in SA.

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    Marcus Stoinis traded by IPL franchise

    Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Brendon McCullum will team up with allrounder Marcus Stoinis in next year's IPL after the Australian was traded to the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise.

    Stoinis, who is part of Australia's ODI squad that will face South Africa in a three-match Gillette ODI Series starting in Perth on Sunday, was at the centre of the IPL's second ever trade.

    The Western Australian was traded by Kings XI Punjab, who received Indian player Mandeep Singh from RCB in return.

    Stoinis had played three seasons with Kings XI after he was first bought by them for INR55 lakhs (A$100,000) in 2016.

    That price skyrocketed to INR6.2 crore (A$1.2 million) this year when all players returned to the auction following a bidding war with the Bangalore side. Kings XI used their 'right to match' to retain Stoinis, but Bangalore have now secured their man.

    Stoinis's new IPL home comes after he signed a long-term deal with the Melbourne Stars in the BBL that will keep him in green until the end of BBL|11 in 2022.

    Sandeep was also in the middle of a bidding war between RCB and Kings XI, with the Bangalore side holding onto the player this year for INR1.4 crore (A$270,000).

    Trading between IPL franchises is a new concept introduced ahead of the 2019 season. Bangalore were also involved in the league's first trade earlier this month when they shipped South Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock to the Mumbai Indians for cash considerations.

    De Kock was bought by RCB for INR2.8 crore (A$535,000) at this year's auction and has been offloaded for that price to Mumbai.

    That move freed up an international spot on the RCB roster for Bangalore to secure Stoinis.

    In a tough year for Kings XI in which they finished second last, Stoinis scored 99 runs in seven matches, with a top of 29 not out, at a strike rate of 130.26. He also took three wickets at an economy rate of 10.90.

    Mandeep, a middle-order batsman, scored 252 runs in 14 matches for a top of 47 not out and strike rate of 135.48, his best season in IPL since 2012. He previously played for Kings XI from 2011 to 2014 before moving to RCB.

    The IPL now has two trade windows that run from the end of the season until a month before the next auction, which is expected in mid-December. A second trade window will run after the auction until the start of the next season.

    https://www.cricket.com.au/news/marc...019/2018-10-31

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    New Zealand Cricket to allow players for entire duration of Indian Premier League in 2019

    Mumbai: In a significant development, New Zealand Cricket has allowed their players to take part in the entire duration of the next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

    An announcement to this effect was made on Monday by James Wear, GM Commercial, New Zealand Cricket, at a special interaction arranged by official broadcasters of IPL, Star Sports.

    File image of Kane Williamson. AP
    New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, who also led Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise, finished as top-run scorer. AP

    "One of the things New Zealand Cricket has decided is to allow its players to play in the Indian Premier League right till the end of the IPL," Wear told a select group of reporters.

    "So we are keen to give our guys as much experience playing all around the world as possible so that they get a great experience by playing in the IPL," explained Wear on the reason behind the Kiwi cricket board's decision even with the ICC World Cup following shortly after the conclusion of the T20 league.

    His announcement comes in the wake of reports that the cricket boards of Australia and England are not to allow their players to figure in IPL 12 till its conclusion because of the 2019 ICC World Cup, which is beginning in May-end in England.


    "Last season we had 11 players playing in there (IPL), which was great for us and we are keen to continue that," added Wear.

    New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, pacers Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Trent Boult and Mitchell Mclenaghan regularly feature in the cash-rich T20 league.

    Meanwhile, New Zealand Cricket is preparing to host the Indian team in the upcoming five-match ODI and best-of- three Twenty 20 International series.

    The first ODI is to be held at Napier on 23 January.

    "We are working with Star (Sports) to make sure that the timings work as well as possible for the Indian audience," informed Wear, adding the men's T20 matches are scheduled to begin at 12:30 pm IST.

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    ^^ Money talks.

    Usually some matches started at either 5PM or 8PM EST time.

    But the matches in this next series, they're around 9pm EST.

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    Quality would be better if Pakistani players were involved and the foreign player limit increased from 4 to 6.

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    Three-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians have released 10 players while retaining 18 ahead of the auction next month. Among those who have been released are South Africa allrounder JP Duminy, Australia’s Pat Cummins, Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rahman and Sri Lankan Akila Dananjaya.

    Among the overseas stars who will continue with the franchise include Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Evin Lewis, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne and Jason Behrendorff.

    Unsurprisingly, MI, who will continue to be captained by Rohit Sharma, have extended their faith in the domestic talents who have played a crucial role in their success over the years. All-rounder Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Mayank Markande, Aditya Tare, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy and Suryakumar Yadav.

    Earlier, MI shored up their batting buying South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock from Royal Challengers Bangalore.

    Retained players: Rohit Sharma (captain), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff.

    Released players: Saurabh Tiwary, Pradeep Sangwan, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, Sharad Lumba, Tajinder Singh Dhillon, JP Duminy, Pat Cummins, Mustafizur Rahman, Akila Dananjaya.

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    Ahead of the auction for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), few franchises have confirmed the players that they have released while some others are yet to officially release the list of players they do not wish to retain. With Thursday being the last day to come up with the list of released and transferred players, the IPL franchises still have few hours left to take the decision. The tentative dates for the auction has been reported as December 17 and 18. Ahead of the IPL retention ceremony, let us have a look at the players who have released or transferred to other franchises:

    Quinton de Kock to Mumbai Indians – The Former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) wicketkeeper-batsman was snapped by Mumbai Indians in an all-money deal. It means that Rohit Sharma & Co did not exchange a player with RCB to bring add De Kock to their roster. Although, they released the duo of Mustafizur Rahman and Akila Dananjaya.

    KXIP exchange Marcus Stoinis for Mandeep Singh – RCB had bought Stoinis in IPL auction 2018 but KXIP used their Right to Match card to get back their former player. Going into the next edition, RCB made sure that they get Stoinis as they exchanged Mandeep Singh for the Australian all-rounder.

    Shikhar Dhawan to Delhi Daredevils – The homecoming for Dhawan was the biggest transfer of the season. Sunrisers Hyderabad officially confirmed that the left-handed batsman was unhappy with the amount that he was bought at the IPL auction. A report in The Mumbai Mirror had suggested that Dhawan was in talks with Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab and finally, he signed a deal with Delhi Daredevils, who would have surely given him a big hike. Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar and Shahbaz Nadeem were transferred to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Dhawan.

    KKR release Mitchell Starc – The left-arm Australian pacer took the cricket fraternity by surprise as he revealed that he was informed about being released in a text message from the franchise. Well, he is himself to be blamed as Starc has a long list of missing IPL seasons due to one or another injury. He might go unsold in this year’s IPL auction.

    CSK retain core, release three players – Mark Wood, Kanishk Seth and Kshitiz Sharma were the three players who were released by CSK. They retained David Willey and Mitchell Santner. Wood’s release did not come as a surprise as he had himself left the CSK camp mid-way IPL to play county cricket and make it to the Test team for Pakistan series.

    Coaches -

    Apart from players, few changes have been made to the backroom staff of the franchises as well. Virender Sehwag has parted ways with Kings XI Punjab as the team did not need a mentor, Sehwag had revealed. Brad Hodge and Venkatesh Prasad are not a part of KXIP now. Mike Hesson has been appointed as KXIP’s head coach while Sridharan Sriram has also joined the team’s backroom staff. Mohammad Kaif, who has earlier coached Gujarat Lions, has joined Delhi Daredevils' coaching staff.

    Australian update –

    In the latest update, Cricket Australia has laid few guidelines for its players to participate in IPL. The Aussies will not be playing the full tournament and will only be available for the month of April, partially. A Pre-World Cup camp will also see them returning to their country soon.

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    The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League officially kicked off today with the announcement of player retention from all franchises.

    Rajasthan Royals, the team that made a strong impact by finishing among the top four teams in the league stage and qualifying for the playoffs, have gone ahead and retained 16 of its players ahead of the IPL auctions for 2019 season.

    Rajasthan Royals relied on its proven match-winners and young guns who stood up and delivered in the last season. The likes of Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer and Shreyas Gopal are some of the names who sparkled and have been retained.

    The franchise has therefore decided to retain most of the squad. Rajasthan Royals have made some crucial acquisitions in the previous season and build a young squad around some key players of world cricket.

    Zubin Bharucha, Head of Cricket for Rajasthan Royals, commented on the retained players, “The results in the previous season have been impressive and that is why we have decided not to disturb the balance of the squad. We cannot wait for the start of the 2019 season and preparation has already begun.”

    With a lot of back and forth and deliberations on the vision ahead for the Royals, the team decided to release Australian batsman D’Arcy Short along with right-arm fast-medium bowler Ben Laughlin and South African Wicketkeeper-Batsman Heinrich Klaasen.

    Besides this, the South African fast-medium bowler Dane Paterson and the Chinaman Zahir Khan from Afghanistan along with Dushmantha Chameera from Sri Lanka have also been released.

    Speaking of the released players, Lead Owner for Rajasthan Royals, Manoj Badale said, “After analysing our performances of 2018 and plotting our vision for the season ahead, we have decided to release a few players from our squad. We are grateful for their exceptional effort during the tournament last season and wish them success in their future endeavours, whilst they will always continue to be part of the extended Royals family.”

    The Indian names released by the team are Jaydev Unadkat, Anureet Singh, Ankit Sharma and Jatin Saxena.

    Retained Indian players:
    Ajinkya Rahane
    Krishnappa Gowtham
    Sanju Samson
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    Aryaman Birla
    Sudhesan Midhun
    Prashant Chopra
    Stuart Binny
    Rahul Tripathi
    Dhawal Kulkarni
    Mahipal Lomror

    Retained International players:
    Jos Buttler
    Ben Stokes
    Steve Smith
    Jofra Archer
    Ish Sodhi

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    Thursday, November 15 was the last date for Indian Premier League franchises to release their list of retained and released players for Season 12 next year and ahead of the IPL Auction reportedly in the third week of December.

    Tainted Australian cricketers Steve Smith and David Warner, currently serving suspensions for their involvement in the ball-tampering scandal during the Cape Town Test in March this year, will return to the Indian Premier League Season 12, their franchises, Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad, announced respectively on Thursday.

    Kings XI Punjab parted way with 2011 World Cup-winning member Yuvraj Singh, while Delhi Daredevils let go of Gautam Gambhir. The duo have been sent back to the auction pool. Shikhar Dhawan will be playing for Delhi Daredevils after a gap of six seasons.

    Here’s the full list of retained and released players ahead of the IPL Auction 2019.

    Kings XI Punjab

    Traded in: Mandeep Singh

    Traded out: Marcus Stoinis

    Retained players: Chris Gayle, David Miller, Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, R Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb ur Rahman

    Released players: Axar Patel, Aaron Finch, Mohit Sharma, Barinder Sran, Yuvraj Singh, Ben Dwarshuis, Manoj Tiwary, Akshdeep Nath, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, Manzoor Dar

    Royal Challengers Bangalore

    Traded in: Marcus Stoinis

    Traded out: Quinton de Kock, Mandeep Singh

    Retained players: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Washington Sundar, Pawan Negi, Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Nathan Coulter-Nile

    Released players: Brendon McCullum, Chris Woakes, Corey Anderson, Sarfraz Khan

    Kolkata Knight Riders

    Retained players: Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna

    Released players: Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson, Tom Curran, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles, Ishank Jaggi, Apoorv Wankhade, Vinay Kumar

    Delhi Daredevils

    Traded in: Shikhar Dhawan

    Traded out: Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem

    Retained players: Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Manjot Kalra, Colin Munro, Chris Morris, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Tewatia, Harshal Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult, Sandeep Lamichhane, Avesh Khan

    Released players: Gautam Gambhir, Jason Roy, Gurkeerat Mann, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammad Shami, Dan Christian, Sayan Ghosh, Liam Plunkett, Junior Dala, Naman Ojha

    Chennai Super Kings

    Retained players: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, M Vijay, Shane Watson, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Dwayne Bravo, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Billings, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi.

    Released players: Mark Wood, Kanishk Seth, Kshitiz Sharma

    Sunrisers Hyderabad

    Traded in: Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem

    Traded out: Shikhar Dhawan

    Retained players: David Warner, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, Billy Stanlake, Kane Williamson, Mohammad Nabi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, T Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Sandeep Sharma, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Basil Thampi, Deepak Hooda.

    Released players: Sachin Baby, Tanmay Agarwal, Wriddhiman Saha, Chris Jordan, Carlos Brathwaite, Alex Hales, Bipul Sharma, Syed Mehdi Hasan

    Rajasthan Royals

    Retained players: Ajinkya Rahane, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Gopal, Aryaman Birla, S Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mahipal Lomror, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Jofra Archer and Ish Sodhi

    Released players: D’Arcy Short, Ben Laughlin, Heinrich Klaasen, Dane Paterson, Zahir Khan, Dushmantha Chameera, Jaydev Unadkat, Anureet Singh, Ankit Sharma and Jatin Saxena

    Mumbai Indians

    Traded in: Quinton de Kock

    Retained players: Rohit Sharma (captain), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Quinton de Kock, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff.

    Released players: Saurabh Tiwary, Pradeep Sangwan, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, Sharad Lumba, Tajinder Singh Dhillon, JP Duminy, Pat Cummins, Mustafizur Rahman, Akila Dananjaya


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    IPL Auctioneer Richard Madley ‘disappointed’ and ‘let down’ after snub

    A familiar face that won't be around this IPL. We have grown up watching this guy conduct IPL auction, and it comes as a shocker that someone else is set to replace him this IPL.


    IPL Auction on December 18 in Jaipur will witness a new face at the head of the table, holding the hammer and running through the list of players to be included in the squads for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. After 10 years of association with the IPL, Richard Madley will not be conducting the auction with Hugh Edmeades, an independent fine art, classic car and charity auctioneer running the show.

    The ‘illogical’ decision to axe the charismatic Madley has left him ‘deflated’ and has even questioned the manner in which the message was relayed to him. He stated the decision was taken by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in association with management firm IMG.

    “I’m sad, disappointed and a little bit let down and deflated,” Madley was quoted as saying by Cricketnext. “It’s not my decision, it’s the decision of the BCCI combined with IMG. It has come as a bit of a shock to me after 11 unbroken years of conducting the auction and always receiving positive comments and feedback from the franchise owners, administrators, BCCI and my many fans. It has come as a bolt out of the blue – to be released, to use an IPL term – without reason or explanation.”

    “I have been told that the BCCI wants to ‘change up’ the auction with a new venue, new timings and I assumed then that they were going to bring in a newer, younger auctioneer. Perhaps an Indian auctioneer, which would be perfectly logical. Therefore I was surprised when my replacement is a British auctioneer, older than me, more grey hairs, heavier! He’s a good friend of mine, I’ve known Hugh for many years. But he’s a first class art auctioneer who has no experience of IPL. Therefore, it is illogical to me to replace me with somebody who is almost my mirror image. That, to me, is the one area that hurts.”

    “I was thinking that if I was going to be replaced, it would be a seed change in the auction and not a simple substitution without rhyme, reason or logic. Is it fair, equitable or honourable? So naturally I feel somewhat bruised.”

    Madley said the word from BCCI came in November when he had relayed his availability to conduct the auction once again. The reply, from the BCCI, was curt, a one liner and no respect for his 11 years of association with the board. He was further disappointed with getting no reason for the discontinuation in agreement.

    “I was in early November if I was available to conduct the auction. I confirmed my availability and heard back from IMG/BCCI two weeks back with a one-line e-mail saying ‘Your services are not required. We have chosen a replacement auctioneer’. No explanation, no thanks for the 11 years of service, and no reason whatsoever. I was shocked.

    “They did mention they were considering other auctioneers when they asked me my availability. I confirmed my availability and assumed – wrongly – that they wanted to hire me. I surmise that they had already decided to hire Hugh and were purely going through the motions, and had already decided that they’d axe the hammer man.

    “I want to know the reason why. What have I done wrong, or who have I offended, or where have I stepped out of line? For my peace of mind and professional integrity, I need to hear the truth. I quite understand I might never work in India again, but personally and professionally I need to know who these decision makers are, who can influence these matters masquerading under the guise of BCCI, but nobody being big enough to put their hand up and say this was my decision, and this is the reason. If they do that, I would feel much happier.”

    Madley reckoned conducting the IPL auction was ‘part of my DNA’ and unlike cricket where players go back, score runs and come back into the main team, here irreplaceable damage may have been done.He didn’t believe BCCI would admit they got the decision wrong and he’s unlikely to come back to India.

    “Never say never is my motto. I have been proud and honoured to come to India and conduct the IPL auction. It’s part of my DNA,” he said. “The BCCI have said the decision is for one auction. They’ll review it after that. But I feel like a batsman who has made a double century and dropped by the selectors for no reason. However, a good cricketer will put his head down, make more runs in state cricket and get a recall. Of course I’m not going to say I’ll never return. But I feel the damage might be done and it might be difficult for the BCCI to eat humble pie and accept this decision was the wrong one, and in doing so, upset what is the greatest auction in the world.

    “It would appear that they are making change for change’s sake. You don’t fiddle with something that isn’t broken. The IPL auction is an extraordinary process, it’s more than just selling players. It’s a great launchpad for the tournament which usually starts six weeks later. Alter it at your risk. It’s inconceivable to me why they would want to do it. Why remove a key player in your team who has given 11 years service and still has some life left? The IPL auction process is highly transparent. I am asking for that same transparency.”

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    I don't get why you would change the auctioneer, hopefully it isn't the COA sticking their nose where it doesn't belong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagatk View Post
    I don't get why you would change the auctioneer, hopefully it isn't the COA sticking their nose where it doesn't belong.
    It is. They have disbanded the IPL GC. They also changed the date of the IPL auction. Usually auction is after the SMA T20 tournament.This year its scheduled before it.

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    Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman won’t be a part of the upcoming IPL auction after the refusal of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to grant him a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for the tournament.

    The BCB has denied the bowler permission to participate in foreign T20 leagues keeping in mind his fitness for the 2019 World Cup. In fact, Mustafziur has been informed by the board that he’ll be kept away from T20 leagues for a period of two years.

    Fizz, as he is popularly known, played a key role In Sunrisers Hyderabad’s title-winning campaign in 2016, bagging 17 wickets in 16 matches. However, he played only one match in 2017 owing to an injury. In 2018, he missed a large part of the tournament after he suffered a hairline fracture while playing for Mumbai Indians.

    The franchise decided to release him for the auction, along with nine other players.

    This year eight other Bangladesh players — Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Imrul Kayes, Abu Hider, Liton Das and Nayeem Hasan – have signed up for the auction.

    https://www.news18.com/cricketnext/n...c-1965211.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman won’t be a part of the upcoming IPL auction after the refusal of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to grant him a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for the tournament.

    The BCB has denied the bowler permission to participate in foreign T20 leagues keeping in mind his fitness for the 2019 World Cup. In fact, Mustafziur has been informed by the board that he’ll be kept away from T20 leagues for a period of two years.

    Fizz, as he is popularly known, played a key role In Sunrisers Hyderabad’s title-winning campaign in 2016, bagging 17 wickets in 16 matches. However, he played only one match in 2017 owing to an injury. In 2018, he missed a large part of the tournament after he suffered a hairline fracture while playing for Mumbai Indians.

    The franchise decided to release him for the auction, along with nine other players.

    This year eight other Bangladesh players — Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Imrul Kayes, Abu Hider, Liton Das and Nayeem Hasan – have signed up for the auction.

    https://www.news18.com/cricketnext/n...c-1965211.html
    Will he he happy with the decision? Of course his board is thinking for the greater good of Bangladesh cricket.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketjoshila View Post
    It is. They have disbanded the IPL GC. They also changed the date of the IPL auction. Usually auction is after the SMA T20 tournament.This year its scheduled before it.
    Are they stupid, I get the logic of keeping it after but which genius thought of this before the tourney idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagatk View Post
    Are they stupid, I get the logic of keeping it after but which genius thought of this before the tourney idea?
    Heard of Diana Eduljee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagatk View Post
    I don't get why you would change the auctioneer, hopefully it isn't the COA sticking their nose where it doesn't belong.
    Madley was an awesome auctioneer. Apart from butchering of most non English names he was faultless.

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    Are Kolpak players like Hardus Viljoen & Colin Ingram available for entire IPL ? I believe they will be in high demand in the auction as some international players are to leave early for WC preparation.

    Also I see WI is scheduled to play a tri series in Ireland against them & Ban before the WC. Does that affect the availability of players like Hetmyer, Oshane, Gayle, Russell etc or will they opt out of the tri series ?

    There has to be a rule which allows IPL franchises to sign replacement players during the tournament when someone leaves for national duty.

    With IPL having a separate window, the player availability shouldn't be an issue. But this year it I going to be an issue because of the WC. So, repleacement player signing rule should be there.

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    The Indian Premier League fever has already set in with its 12th edition knocking on the door. And the Indian Premier League has released a list of 346 shortlisted cricketers -- including 226 Indians - for the highly awaited auction to be held on December 18 in Jaipur. After emerging as the most expensive Indian from the IPL 2018 auction, Jaydev Unadkat has again grabbed the spotlight ahead of the 2019 edition.

    Unadkat is the highest-priced Indian with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore. Among other Indians, Yuvraj Singh, Wriddhiman Saha, Mohammed Shami and Axar Patel have set a base price of Rs 1 crore for themselves.


    According to several reports last week, flamboyant Australian batsmen Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch have opted out of the auction, largely owing to Australia's hectic schedule in the run-up to the 2019 World Cup.

    There are no Indians with a base price of Rs 2 crore. Here are nine players in the two-crore base price: Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Colin Ingram, Brendon McCullum, Corey Anderson, Chris Woakes, Samuel Curran, Shaun Marsh and D'Arcy Short.

    Another development on the IPL auction front is that auctioneer Richard Madley has been "dropped" by the BCCI. Richard Madley was the auctioneer for the Indian Premier League (IPL) for 10 years. The Welshman was "dropped" from the forthcoming IPL auction by the Board of Control For Cricket in India (BCCI). Madley recently tweeted that he has not been invited to auction the IPL this year and it was not his decision.

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    Glenn Maxwell to miss Indian Premier League 2019 to gear up for Test berth

    Australia allrounder Glenn Maxwell, a regular face at the Indian Premier League (IPL), has decided to give the next season a miss to gear up for a place in the Test squad.

    According to a report in the Herald Sun newspaper on Wednesday, Maxwell, who played the last of his seven Tests against Bangladesh in September 2017, will feature in an entire season playing county cricket in England.

    The 30-year-old will join former Australia, who missed out on a place in the marquee four-match Test series against India, will join former Australia Test opener Joe Burns and his former World Cup-winning team-mate James Faulkner at Lancashire where he will play across all three formats.

    “This is a pretty clear sign I still want to play Test cricket,” Maxwell said.

    “To knock back a chance to play IPL was a big decision, and a tough decision. It’s not something you make lightly, but the thought of playing Test cricket again still burns deep. I desperately want to get back out there and I still think I have a lot to offer the Australian Test team.”

    Maxwell had a poor season with Delhi Daredevils this year. He was also dropped for the two-Test series against Pakistan in the UAE.

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    Next year is election year. Where will the IPL be held?

    Be a masterstroke if the BCCI can shift the tournament to England. I would actually tune in whenever our World Cup squad players are playing - will get them some good warmup.

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    BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary on Monday said that the board is trying its best to ensure all matches of the 2019 IPL take place in India.

    The dates and venues of the IPL are not announced yet as the BCCI is awaiting the schedule of the 2019 general elections which could clash with the T20 league.

    “We are trying our best to ensure that not a single game is taken out of India,” said Choudhary during the IPL auction in Jaipur on Tuesday.

    Due to the World Cup in England from May 30 - July 14, the IPL is likely to run from last week of March to mid-May.

    The BCCI had hosted the tournament in South Africa during the 2009 elections before partially hosting it in the UAE during the 2014 elections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary on Monday said that the board is trying its best to ensure all matches of the 2019 IPL take place in India.

    The dates and venues of the IPL are not announced yet as the BCCI is awaiting the schedule of the 2019 general elections which could clash with the T20 league.

    “We are trying our best to ensure that not a single game is taken out of India,” said Choudhary during the IPL auction in Jaipur on Tuesday.

    Due to the World Cup in England from May 30 - July 14, the IPL is likely to run from last week of March to mid-May.

    The BCCI had hosted the tournament in South Africa during the 2009 elections before partially hosting it in the UAE during the 2014 elections.

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/crick...iFB2LOpBJ.html
    Not possible. Likely the entire IPL will be shifted abroad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketjoshila View Post
    Not possible. Likely the entire IPL will be shifted abroad.
    UAE possible?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    UAE possible?
    Rumour has it that if partial shift is possible than UAE is preferred destination. If total shift then SA. Some people say even England has been explored, but cricket in England in March may not be feasible.

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    Khawaja, fawad or Amla find no match
    Shame but it’s nice to see South Indians been giving more of a chance too


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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketjoshila View Post
    Rumour has it that if partial shift is possible than UAE is preferred destination. If total shift then SA. Some people say even England has been explored, but cricket in England in March may not be feasible.
    Apparantely it now snows in England in March. Unless ECB wants to build indoor stadium...?

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    Apparantely it now snows in England in March. Unless ECB wants to build indoor stadium...?
    IPL starts from march 23rd it may not snow then. Or IPL may be played in India till April 1st week and then shifted to England. But its a difficult logistics arrangement.

    At the end of the day it will depend on the election dates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketjoshila View Post
    Rumour has it that if partial shift is possible than UAE is preferred destination. If total shift then SA. Some people say even England has been explored, but cricket in England in March may not be feasible.
    It was held once in SA? I recall good crowds etc


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    Curran, Jaydev earn mega deals in IPL 2019 auction

    England all-rounder Sam Curran and Indian left-arm seamer Jaydev Unadkat were the headline signings from the IPL 2019 auction in Jaipur.

    Curran, who was named England’s Player of the Series in the Test series against India last summer, was picked up by Kings XI Punjab for INR 7.2 crore (approx. USD 1m), while Unadkat rejoined Rajasthan Royals for INR 8.4 crore (approx. USD 1.17m).

    Shivam Dube, the Indian all-rounder who hit five sixes in five balls in the Ranji Trophy on Monday – on the eve of the auction – penned terms with Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 5 crore (USD 694,000).

    Other high purchases included spinner Varun Chakravarthy, who was sold to Kings XI Punjab for INR 8.4 crore (USD 1.17m) after five franchises fought for his signature, and South Africa batsman Colin Ingram, who was snapped up by Delhi Capitals for INR 6.4 crore (USD 889,000).

    Young West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer, who impressed on West Indies' recent tour to India, was picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 4.2 crore (USD 583,000), while fellow countrymen Carlos Brathwaite and Nicholas Pooran were picked up for INR 5 crores (USD 694,000) and INR 4.2 crores (USD 583,000) by Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab, respectively.

    England wicket-keeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow was in demand, eventually going to Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 2.2 crore (USD 306,000), while ODI captain Eoin Morgan and all-rounders Chris Woakes and Chris Jordan went unsold.

    Some of England's fringe players also received interest. Lancashire's Liam Livingstone joined Rajasthan for 50 lakh and Nottinghamshire's Harry Gurney signed for Kolkata Knight Riders for 75 lakh, who also grabbed Joe Denly – an unused member of England’s Test team in Sri Lanka, who made 409 runs at 37.18 in the 2018 T20 Blast competition in his homeland – for IRN 1 crore (USD 150,000).

    Hanuma Vihari, currently on India's Test tour to Australia, was the first player to be picked up after Delhi Capitals, who sealed a deal for INR 2 crore (USD 278,000). Delhi also purchased all-rounder Axar Patel for INR 5 crores.

    Elsewhere, India seamer Mohammad Shami was sold to Kings XI for INR 4.8 crore (USD 667,000), fellow Test paceman Ishant Sharma signed for Delhi Capitals for INR 1.1 crore (USD 153,000), and Mohit Sharma was picked up by Chennai Super Kings for INR 5 crore (USD 694,000) after sparking a bidding war.

    India quick Varun Aaron was sold to Rajasthan Royals INR 2.4 crore (approx USD 334,000), with left-arm seamer Barinder Sran also finding a franchise as he went to Mumbai Indians for INR 3.4 crores (USD 472,000). In addition to Sran, Mumbai bolstered their pace option with the purchase of veteran Lasith Malinga for INR 2 crore (USD 278,000).

    Later in the day, former India batsman Yuvraj Singh, looked like he was going to go unsold before the Mumbai Indians jumped in with a bid of IRN 1 crore (USD 150,000), while Sunrisers Hyderabad picked up New Zealand's Martin Guptill for the same price.

    https://www.icc-cricket.com/news/947734

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    BCCI: IPL 2019 scheduled to be played in India with a proposed start date of March 23

    NEW DELHI: The speculation over where the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held has finally ended. The Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Tuesday decided that IPL 2019 will be scheduled to be played in India itself.

    The CoA met in the capital to discuss the IPL 2019 venues and window and based on preliminary discussions with the appropriate central and state agencies and authorities took the decision.

    According to a BCCI press release, it has also been proposed that IPL 2019 will commence on March 23, 2019 and the detailed schedule will be finalised in consultation with the appropriate authorities.

    The CoA will also have detailed discussions with all the stakeholders before releasing the full IPL 2019 schedule.

    "We will have all the primary venues backed up by alternate venues in case there is a need to shift matches. This will be done in consultation with central and state government authorities as well as security agencies," CoA chairman Vinod Rai said.

    "The specific reason for having a back-up venue is to ensure that we don't have any issue if there is polling or recounting or PM's rally in any of the states once the election dates are announced," he added.

    Rai said the specific venues and match dates will worked out later after due consultation with government agencies.

    "Once we chalk out the itinerary, we will get the dates and venues cleared by various govt agencies," he said.

    The IPL has twice been hosted abroad - in 2009 (South Africa) and 2014 (partly in UAE) - because of general elections.

    The IPL this time has to contend with the World Cup also, which will be held from May 30 to July 14 in England. Usually, the IPL starts in the first week of April and concludes in the last week of May. But that won’t be the case this time. According to Justice Lodha committee recommendations, a 15-day window is mandatory between the IPL and any upcoming international fixture.

    Now, adhering to this recommendation and to avoid a clash with the World Cup, the IPL has to start in the last week of March, so that the tournament can conclude by mid-May.

    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/67437420.cms


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    Less than three weeks before the start of the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) 12th edition, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is unsure whether the IPL franchises will let the BCCI medical team and selectors monitor the workload of key Indian cricketers.

    When BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary was asked on Monday if a decision has been reached yet, he responded with: “Not yet”. To a pointed query on whether the franchises have agreed to rest cricketers in principle, he passed the buck to the national selectors.

    “At this stage, it is not proper to divulge but we also have the selectors working on this,” he said, after the BCCI announced Tata Motors as a sponsor for the IPL.

    With the World Cup set to start around a fortnight after the conclusion of the IPL, the workload management of top stars in the cash-rich league has been in focus. Barring Afghanistan and the Windies, no other cricket board has allowed its World Cup-bound players to participate in the IPL for its entire duration.

    Sportstar understands that in the annual conclave ahead of the player auction in December, the franchises had sought clarity over Indian cricketers’ availability. The BCCI had said it was up to the franchises to decide.

    Since then, the BCCI and the selectors have been informally in discussion with the franchises to not overburden key cricketers, specially the pacers.

    While announcing India’s squad for the home series against Australia, chief selector M.S.K. Prasad on February 15 had said they were looking to monitor workload of top 18 cricketers shortlisted for the World Cup. However, on Friday, Prasad during a panel discussion on a TV channel said “there is nothing wrong in playing IPL” before the World Cup.

    Confusion prevails over start time

    With the Lok Sabha election set to override the schedule of the IPL, the BCCI has so far announced fixtures only for the first two weeks. However, the uncertainty over start time of the games has prevailed for the second season in succession.

    In 2018, after signing a whopping Rs. 16,300-plus crore broadcast deal, the host broadcaster had pressed for the start of IPL games to 5.30pm (for afternoon games) and 7pm (for evening games) instead of the conventional 4pm and 8pm starts. The BCCI refused to budge for the league stage but advanced the start of the playoffs to 7pm.

    “It is still under evaluation. We are still considering whether to advance it a bit or keep it at 8pm because it also affects the afternoon game. For the last so many years, we have been playing 12 to 15 afternoon games so it impacts that,” said Hemang Amin, the IPL chief operating officer. “The players’ well-being will have to be considered if we are advancing it because if we advance the 8pm game to earlier, then we have to advance the afternoon game as well. Hopefully within a week or so we will announce the timings.”

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    Steve Smith and David Warner have been overlooked by Australia for the upcoming one-day international series against Pakistan.

    The pair are available to play in the final two matches of the five-game series on March 29 and March 31 as their year-long bans for ball-tampering end on March 28.

    But Australia's selectors have instead opted to name an unchanged 15-man squad for the entirety of the series.

    Cricket Australia has confirmed Smith will play for Rajasthan Royals, with Warner to feature for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL, which starts on March 23.

    "While their bans will be finished on March 28, Steve and David have been working through rehabilitation from elbow surgery and it has been agreed the best pathway for them to return to play is in the Indian Premier League, a strong competition which features some of the world's best players," national selectors chief Trevor Hohns explained.

    "David will play with Sunrisers Hyderabad and Steve with Rajasthan Royals. Cricket Australia will continue to liaise with both Steve, David and their IPL clubs to monitor progress as we build towards the ICC World Cup and the Ashes."

    Australia's ODI series against Pakistan begins March 22 in Sharjah, with their 15-man squad for the World Cup due to be named on April 23.

    ODI squad vs Pakistan: Finch (captain), Khawaja, Marsh, Handscomb, Maxwell, Turner, Stoinis, Carey, Cummins, Coulter-Nile, J Richardson, K Richardson, Behrendorff, Lyon, Zampa

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    Thank god boring and meaningless JAMODIs are over now. Bring on the biggest carnival in contempory cricket. Cant wait for the daddy league to start.

    Dhoni vs Kohli to kickstart the mega event on 23rd. Let the real cricket BEGINS!!

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    Calling on all Pakistanis to boycott this event!

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    I hate to see Dhoni do this, this is the second time he has started playing with a pitch invader. Sooner or later this will become some sort of challenge and we'll see idiots starts jumping the fence. Everything is fun and games till a terrorist start doing it.

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    Uh... so will each of the ipl teams wear a cap that represents one wing of the armed forces?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pakistani pride View Post
    Calling on all Pakistanis to boycott this event!

    Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canford Cliffs View Post
    Thank god boring and meaningless JAMODIs are over now. Bring on the biggest carnival in contempory cricket. Cant wait for the daddy league to start.

    Dhoni vs Kohli to kickstart the mega event on 23rd. Let the real cricket BEGINS!!
    I wonder if Kohli will ask MSD's advice during the match

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Rose View Post
    Uh... so will each of the ipl teams wear a cap that represents one wing of the armed forces?
    Yup along with a Titanium Kevlar Vest and before every match ashes of the martyr soldiers will be applied on to the forehead of every player.

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    Malinga is bowling brilliantly vs South Africa. Good things are on cards for Mumbai Indians in this IPL.

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    With Anrich Nortje (base price 20 Lakh) ruled out of IPL, Qais Ahmed (at a base price 20 Lakh) is an option. He played well in Big Bash & BPL. Other unsold players are higher in base price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troodon View Post
    I wonder if Kohli will ask MSD's advice during the match
    King Kohli never needed Dhoni's advice. Its all media propaganda to somehow keep a past by sell date Dhoni brand alive. Virat just won us the test series in Aust. Hope RCB owns CSK on saturday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canford Cliffs View Post
    King Kohli never needed Dhoni's advice. Its all media propaganda to somehow keep a past by sell date Dhoni brand alive. Virat just won us the test series in Aust. Hope RCB owns CSK on saturday
    RCB will never win anything as long as Kaptaan is the captain. He is mentally deficient.

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    Ngidi and Nortje to miss IPL

    Wednesday, 20 March 2019

    Standard Bank Proteas fast bowlers, Lungi Ngidi and Anrich Nortje, will miss the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) due to injury. Ngidi sustained a left side strain during the fifth Momentum One-Day International (ODI) against Sri Lanka, while Nortje has been ruled out due to a right shoulder injury.

    Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee explained the injuries: “Lungi felt discomfort while bowling during the last ODI against Sri Lanka at Newlands and immediately stopped bowling. Further scans revealed a Grade II muscle strain which will need up to four weeks of rest followed by a rehab programme leading up to the World Cup.

    “Nortje sustained a right shoulder injury and will be sidelined for six weeks. Unfortunately this injury will rule him out of the upcoming IPL, but with the World Cup in sight, it is important for us to make sure all of the World Cup hopefuls will be fit for selection.”


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