The list of retained players for the Indian Premiere League 2022 was released on November 30. Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma among many others are to be retained by their respective franchises. However, key players like Ben Stokes, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur were released. Moreover, CSK, MI, KKR and DC retained four players. RR, RCB, SRH retained three, while Punjab Kings retained only two.
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MS Dhoni is likely to continue in Chennai Super Kings for the next three editions of the Indian Premiere League. Having made an impact in the previous IPL tournament, the franchise is further likely to retain all rounder Ravindra Jadeja and opener Ruturaj Gaikwad. Dhoni at a recent CSK event said, "Hopefully my last… read-more
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Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin stated that he wishes to see MS Dhoni play for IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for seasons to come. CM Stalin further said that his father Karunanidhi was also his fan. He also congratulated Dhoni and his team on winning the tournament this year. "His state is Jharkhand but he is now like a loveable boy of Tamil Nadu," added CM Stalin.
Having coached the national team, and other IPL teams, Sanjay Bangar has been appointed as the head coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore on November 9. The announcement was made over a YouTube video by IPL, where in Mike Hesson declared him as the head coach for the next two years. Besides, Bangar was the batting consultant for the same franchise this year.
Bollywood couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh will reportedly bid to acquire the right of a new franchise in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL). Reportedly, the BCCI has planned to increase the teams to 10 from eight. However, the Adani Group and the RP-Sanjeev Goneka Groups are also in the race. The couple is expected to join Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, and Preity Zinta in the IPL.
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The first retention card will be used for Chennai Super Kings skipper, MS Dhoni at the mega auction of IPL 2022. CSK officials mentioned while speaking to ANI that Dhoni will be surely be playing next year. However, when asked about retention, Dhoni said, "I've said it before, it depends on BCCI. We have to have a hard look to see who can contribute for the next 10 years."
Dhoni's Super Kings beat Morgan's Knight Riders by 24 runs, winning their 4th IPL title on October 15. KKR was off to a great start, but after Iyer and Gill departed, the game started favouring CSK. Chennai Super Kings came back stronger this season, as compared to the previous one. CSK's opener, Ruturaj Gaikwad finished the tournament with 636 runs, becoming the youngest to win the Orange Cap in IPL.
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Amid the buzz of retirement, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on October 5 confirmed that he is not going to retire after the ongoing IPL. However, Dhoni said he would like to play his last match in Chennai. ''Hopefully, We'll come to Chennai and play my last game over there,'' Dhoni said. Notably, Dhoni already announced his retirement from international cricket on August 15, 2020.
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While speaking about the IPL spot-fixing scandal at Sportskeeda, former Indian cricketer Sreesanth said, "I was supposed to give 14 runs in one over and I gave five runs in four balls. No no-ball, no wide." He added, "I was trying to make a comeback to the national squad. I used to pay ₹2.5-lakh bills when I partied. Why'd I fix a match for ₹10 lakh?"
The Delhi Police on September 22 busted an IPL gambling racket with five men having been arrested. The police seized two Laptops, 13 mobile phones, a television set and cash amounting to Rs 52,000 from a flat at Molarband Extension, Badarpur, where the gang was caught. The accused identified themselves as Akash, Ahsan, Sunit, Mukesh and Mohammad Shahjad.
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