Telangana TRS MLA Danam Nagender intimidated to stop future IPL matches played in Hyderabad due to the non-inclusion of local players in the game. During a TRS membership meeting, Nagender criticised SRH management and condemned the selection criteria. Nagendra further threatened to stop any IPL matches from being played in Hyderabad. However, this year SRH did not include a single player representing their state. Moreover, he insisted to… read-more
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South African allrounder Chris Morris became the most expensive purchase in the IPL by clocking a price tag of a whopping Rs 16.25 crore. He will be playing for Rajasthan Royals in the 2021 edition. The protea broke the previous record of Yuvraj Singh, who was sold at Rs 16 crore in 2015. Interestingly, with a base price of Rs 75 lakh, Morris attracted a fierce bidding battle among other teams.
Courtesy: Times of India
Ahead of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) starting in April 2021, Kings XI Punjab has renamed itself to 'Punjab Kings'. Reportedly, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has duly ratified the name change of the franchise. While the reason behind the rebranding remains unclear, the actor Preity Zinta-owned franchise is planning a major 're-launch' in Mumbai before the IPL 2021 auction scheduled on February 18.
The BCCI has received a conditional exemption from the Civil Aviation Ministry and Directorate General of Civil Aviation to use drones while filming matches for 2021 Indian cricket season. Reportedly, the move would help broadcasters to relay live aerial cinematography. Earlier, the BCCI had used drones for IPL matches. Aviation Ministry’s Amber Dubey said the exemption would help the government to promote the commercial use of drones in the… read-more
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Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni became the first cricketer to cross Rs 150-crore earning in the Indian Premier League. Dhoni's earnings sky-rocketed from Rs 137 crore (before 2020) to Rs 152 crore after CSK extended his contract. Currently, the yellow team's skipper gets Rs 15 crore per season since IPL 2018. Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma stood second with Rs 146.6 crore, followed by RCB skipper Virat Kohli with Rs 143.3… read-more
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As per a BCCI official, the mini-auction for IPL-14 is expected to be held on February 18. However, the location of the auction has not been decided. Meanwhile, the official stated BCCI has not yet made its mind over conducting the tournament in India owing to the COVID-19 situation in the country. Earlier on January 20, the franchises have revealed the players they have… read-more
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Gearing up for IPL season 2021 mini-auctions, franchises on January 20 announced the list of retained marquee players and released ones to retrieve more money in the auction purse. While the most surprise package was the retention of Suresh Raina, who left the team last season, CSK has yet again shown confidence on its skipper MS Dhoni and released Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh and Shane Watson. The defending champions Mumbai Indians, in a… read-more
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Uttar Pradesh's cricketer Sudeep Tyagi (33) announced his retirement on November 17. The right-arm fast bowler debuted in ODIs in 2009 and later went on to feature in 4 ODIs and 1 T20I, with his last game for India being in 2010 against South Africa. He had also played for Chennai Super Kings in IPL. The pacer thanked MS Dhoni, Mohammad Kaif, Suresh Raina and RP Singh for their support.
Courtesy: The Indian Express
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on November 12 held cricketer Krunal Pandya at the Mumbai airport for allegedly possessing unaccounted valuables. A DRI official said that Krunal had gold and other valuable items with him while returning from Dubai following the IPL tournament. The 29-year-old cricketer played 16 matches for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2020 and managed to score 109 runs and struck six wickets.
"Ee Saala Cup Namde! (The Cup is Ours This Year)" - This is how Royal Challengers Bangalore fans start their IPL journey every season, hoping to win the cup at least for once. Alas! the wait continues. After RCB's defeat in 'Eliminator' against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, a new set of RCB trolls trended on the social media. Linking RCB's elimination with the current COVID scenario, a meme read… read-more
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