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Mithali Raj roped in as WPL side Gujarat Giants’ mentor | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Former India cricket captain Mithali Raj has been roped in as mentor and advisor by Women's Premier League (WPL) side Gujarat Giants ahead of the inaugural season, which will take place in March-April this year.Mithali, the highest run-getter in women's international cricket, had retired last year from all formats after a 23-year-long career.As mentor of the side, the 40-year-old cricketer will also promote women's cricket and help develop the sport at the grassroots level in Gujarat.The Ahmedabad franchise had emerged the costliest of the five teams during the auction recently, with Adani Sportsline shelling out Rs 1289 crore.Mithali said the new BCCI initiative will help women's cricket grow steadily and encourage young players to take up cricket professionally."The inaugur...
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This marks the start of an era: Overseas stars after WPL bids | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: As the BCCI announced the successful bidders for the five Women's Premier League teams, overseas stars hailed the "landmark day", saying the development will impact female sports across the globe.The BCCI earned a collective bid of Rs 4669.99 crore from the sale of the five clubs.Former England cricketer-turned-commentator Isa Guha wrote, "A landmark day for the women's game.""It sure is HISTORIC. The women's game breaking records already & they haven't even played a game yet. This is so exciting. Congratulations to @BCCI & all involved. Teams announced: Adani (Ahmedabad) Indiawin (Mumbai), RCB (Bangalore), JSW (Delhi), Capri Global (Lucknow) #WPL," former Australia cricket Lisa Sthalekar tweeted.It sure is HISTORIC. The women’s game breaking records already & the...
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‘Let the journey begin’: BCCI garners Rs 4669.99 crore for sale of 5 Women’s Premier League teams | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The five teams in the inaugural Women's Premier League have been sold for a combined value of a whopping Rs 4669.99 crore, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Wednesday. Adani Sportsline, the sports arm of Adani Group splurged Rs 1289 crore to buy the most expensive team of the Women's Premier League. The group bought the Ahmedabad franchise while IPL team owners Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals successful bid Rs 912.99 crore, Rs 901 crore and Rs 810 crore respectively for the other three franchises to enter the WPL.The Lucknow franchise went to Capri Global Holdings for Rs 757 crore.𝐁𝐂𝐂𝐈 𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐛𝐢𝐝𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧’𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐠𝐮𝐞.The combined bid valuation is INR 4669.99 CrA… https://t.co/epRwcnGiLe— BC...
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WIPL Team Bid: BCCI set for another Rs 4000 crore windfall | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The BCCI is all set to get richer by at least Rs 4000 crore with some of the top business houses set to bid aggressively for the five Women's IPL (WIPL) teams that would be auctioned on Wednesday.According to market experts, the teams are expected to shell out in the "range of 500 to 600 crore INR" per team in the closed-bid auction."WIPL has huge potential but most of the legacy teams would like to mix optimism with pragmatism," an industry insider, who has previously worked on men's IPL team bid, told PTI ahead of auction."Expect a few bids in the range of Rs 500 crore upwards. Rs 800 crore plus could be a bit ambitious but BCCI won't complain," he added.More than 30 odd companies have bought the bid documents worth Rs 5 lakh including all the 10 men's IPL team. Well-known ...
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‘We’d still love to have him around during IPL’: Ricky Ponting on Rishabh Pant | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting has spoken his heart out on India batter Rishabh Pant, who met with a life-threatening accident in December last year, saying that they would want to have him around in the DC dugout in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) starting in March-April.Speaking on The ICC Review, Ponting said that he has been in touch with Pant during the 25-year-old's recovery.India wicket-keeper batter Pant was involved in a car crash on December 30 and suffered multiple serious injuries, however, he is making steady progress and is expected to make a return to the field eventually.The timeframe on Pant's return to cricket remains unclear, with his participation in this season's IPL not yet completely ruled out."If he's actually not physically fit enoug...
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IPL 2023: Sunil Joshi appointed Punjab Kings’ spin bowling coach | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: To bolster their spin bowling department, Punjab Kings roped in former India left-arm spinner Sunil Joshi as spin bowling coach ahead of the 2023 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL)."We are excited to announce that former Indian left-arm spinner Sunil Joshi has been appointed as Punjab Kings' spin bowling coach," said the franchise on its Twitter account.We are excited to announce that former Indian left-arm spinner Sunil Joshi has been appointed as Punjab Kings Spin… https://t.co/4fDDkM7AjR— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) 1673865261000Joshi was more recently a member of the India senior men's selection committee, where he was initially the chairman in March 2020, before Chetan Sharma replaced him in the five-member panel. He was on the committee till a new panel was ap...
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Viacom18 wins Women’s IPL media rights for 2023-2027 period | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Viacom18 on Monday won the media rights of Women's Indian Premier League (IPL) for the period of 2023-2027. At an auction in Mumbai on Monday, Viacom18 won the rights with a bid of INR 951 crore, which translates to a per match value of INR 7.09 crore."Congratulations @viacom18 for winning the Women's @IPL media rights. Thank you for your faith in @BCCI and @BCCIWomen. Viacom has committed INR 951 crore which means per match value of INR 7.09 crore for next 5 years (2023-27). This is massive for Women's Cricket," tweeted BCCI secretary Jay Shah.Congratulations @viacom18 for winning the Women’s @IPL media rights. Thank you for your faith in @BCCI and… https://t.co/FNbSi2tkK8— Jay Shah (@JayShah) 1673850416000Earlier, Viacom18 had shelled out INR 23,758 crore to claim digital r...
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Women’s IPL teams see bidding from eight IPL franchises | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: At least eight of the ten IPL franchises from the men's Indian Premier League (IPL) will compete to purchase teams in the IPL for women.On January 25, when it opens the sealed bids, the BCCI is expected to reveal the franchises and the winning cities that will feature in the Women's IPL.Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Punjab Kings, Delhi Capitals, and the IPL's defending champion Gujarat Titans will all make bids, according to ESPNcricinfo.Royal Challengers Bangalore and Lucknow Super Giants, the two remaining IPL teams, have not yet confirmed if they have purchased the tender document or whether they would participate in the bidding for the five-team Women's IPL, which is set to begin in March.The tender documen...
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Nepal court releases rape accused cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane on bail | Cricket News – Times of India

KATHMANDU: Nepal's top court on Thursday released cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane on bail after he was accused of raping a minor in the Himalayan nation, officials said.On September 8, a court in Nepal issued an arrest warrant for the national cricket team captain Lamichhane after a 17-year-old girl alleged that he raped her in a hotel room in Kathmandu, police had said.The Patan High Court ordered release of Lamichhane with the bail of Rs 2 million, according to the court sources.In October, Lamichhane was taken into custody.A joint bench of judges Dhruvaraj Nanda and Ramesh Dhakal decided to release the former IPL star on bail of Rs 2 million, reversing the decision of the Kathmandu district court.A minor, had registered a complaint against Lamichhane on September 5 at the police saying ...
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‘Has been an extremely exciting and emotional journey’: Rohit Sharma on 12 years with Mumbai Indians | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India captain Rohit Sharma reflected on completing 12 years with Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL), saying that the journey has been an extremely exciting and emotional one for him.On January 8, 2011, at the first IPL mega auction in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Punjab Kings and Deccan Chargers, Rohit's previous team in the IPL from 2008-10 were in a three-way fight to get the services of the right-handed opener.Eventually, Mumbai got him in and since then, Rohit has been their talismanic batter who has captained them to five IPL triumphs (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020) and two trophies in the now-defunct Champions League T20 (2011 and 2013)."I can't believe it's been 12 years at Mumbai Indians. It has been an extremely exciting and emotional journey for me. We've ach...
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Want to learn ‘no-look’ shots from you: Surya yo MI teammate Brevis | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: India batting sensation Suryakumar Yadav is in awe of Dewald Bravis for his power-hitting abilities, saying he wants to learn the "no-look" shots from the South African when they share the Mumbai Indians dressing room in the upcoming IPL."I am just trying to copy you (Brevis) sometimes. The way you bat. You have to teach me one thing, how do you that no-look shot, no-look six? I just want to learn that from you," Surya said in a one-on-one interaction with Brevis posted on MI TV.Brevis responded: "I would be an honour, but I would love to learn lots of shots from you as well. The funny thing is My no - look shot just happens, it's weird but I don't know it just happens."Paltan ready to go - 𝑴𝒖𝒎𝒃𝒂𝒂𝒂𝒂𝒊 𝑴𝒖𝒎𝒃𝒂𝒂𝒂𝒊 ? 🔊😉सूर्या दादा & 𝐃𝐁 are looking forward to an exciting IPL 2023! ...
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WIPL | Auction base price to be between ₹10 lakh and ₹50 lakh

Representational image of an IPL auction | Photo Credit: Sportzpics for IPL The base price for the inaugural auction ahead of the Women’s Indian Premier League (WIPL) has been divided in five categories from ₹10 lakh and ₹50 lakh. The deadline for registration for the auction is January 26.According to the “guidance notes” for auction registration system shared by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) with the state associations, accessed by The Hindu, the reserve prices a cricketer can choose are specified.While capped players — those who have played for India or currently have a central contract — can choose either ₹30 lakh, ₹40 lakh or ₹50 lakh as their base price, the uncapped cricketers have been given two options (₹10 lakh and ₹20 lakh).The communication to state asso...
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Cameron Green rubbishes reports of his unavailability to bowl in IPL | Cricket News – Times of India

All-rounder Cameron Green has rubbished reports of his unavailability to bowl in early part of the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). "No, that's not correct," Green was quoted as saying by SEN.The 23-year-old Australian, who was bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 17.5 crore at the IPL auction, was hit on his finger by South African pacer Anrich Nortje during the teams' second Test in Melbourne. "I've heard about this (my unavailability to bowl) for quite a while now, I think. I don't know where it's come from...I'm 100 per cent available for both skill-sets in the IPL at the start. So yeah, I'm not too sure where that's kind of come from," Green said.Green and pace bowler Mitchell Starc are both missing the third and final Test against South Africa, currently underway at ...
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IPL: Cameron Green can’t bowl till April 13 | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The Mumbai Indians may have splurged Rs 17. 50 crore on Australian allrounder Cameron Green in the IPL auction but the cricketer will be available to play only as a batsman in the tournament till April 13, thanks to Cricket Australia's workload management policy guidelines for pacers that franchises must follow.On the morning of the auction, BCCI's CEO and IPL COO Hemang Amin wrote in a communication (TOI has a copy) to the 10 franchises: "Cricket Australia has informed this morning that Cameron Green (player No. 8) will be fully available. However, if he features in all the four Test matches of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Green will not be able to bowl for four weeks from the conclusion of the fourth Test scheduled from 9th March to 13th March, 2023."The 23-year-old Green, who ...
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‘We have to play really well and re-teach the team how to play’: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming on upcoming IPL season | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming is quite clear about the upcoming IPL season as he wants his players to play really well after last year's debacle in the cash-rich league.CSK finished ninth in the 10-team tournament in 2022 after clinching the title in 2021.Fleming is quite optimistic about this year's edition as it is set to be played on home-and-away basis after being held inside 'bio-bubbles' for two years but the former New Zealand skipper said players will have to adjust quickly to new ground conditions if they are to do well this season."We have to really play well, and we have to re-teach the team how to play (this season). We've had three or four years almost where we've been away, so our style of play has changed," Fleming was quoted as saying in CSK w...
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2023 | Marquee cricketing events set to keep fans entertained throughout the year

2023 is finally here and a new chapter will start in the lives of millions of cricket fans worldwide. After a wild ride that was 2022, fans are looking forward to the entertainment that the gentleman's game offers with each ball and each bat swing. A lot of marquee cricketing events are set to take place this year and the enthusiasts enter this year with hopes of their favourite players continuing to smash fours and sixes, dismantling stumps, and their favourite teams finally winning the gold. #1 Border-Gavaskar TrophyThe previous Border-Gavaskar Trophy, an intense Test cricket series between India and Australia has a special place in the hearts of millions as it saw a young, fearless Team India overcome the absence of star batter Virat Kohli, poor performance in the first Test which sa...
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Can BCCI ask IPL franchise to under-utilise Team India regulars?

Is the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on a collision course with the Indian Premier League franchises with regards to the workload management of targeted Indian players for the 2023 World Cup? At the end of a review meeting on Sunday, for the first time the BCCI revealed officially that the National Cricket Academy (NCA) will work in tandem with the IPL franchises to monitor the pool of 20 players who will be in the frame for the 50-over World Cup which is less than 10 months away. For the record, Cricket Australia and England and Wales Cricket Board have similar agreements with players who feature in the IPL and the franchises stick to it. Over the last couple of seasons where T20 World Cups were held in successive years, the word going around was that the BCCI was keepin...
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Fit-again England pacer Jofra Archer ‘ready’ for hectic season | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England pacer Jofra Archer, whose career has been plagued by injuries to his elbow and lower back, is looking forward to his comeback in 2023."2022 thank you. 2023 I'm ready," Archer took to Twitter to announce his return.Having bought him for Rs 8 crore, Mumbai Indians sorely missed the injured Archer last season. The record five-time IPL champions may finally hope to see his dream pairing with India pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah in the upcoming season.2022 thank you 🙏🏾2023 I’m ready 🤝 https://t.co/UeH3PaVReh— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) 1672545916000MI have also signed him for their Cape Town franchise in the inaugural SAT20.Archer, who was England's leading wicket-taker in their 2019 ODI World Cup triumph, last played an international game in March 2021.A fit-again Archer was...
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AB de Villiers: ‘IPL changed our lives, SA20 comes at a really good time for South Africa’ | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The inaugural edition of SA20 kicks off from January 10 and former South Africa batsman AB De Villiers hopes that the league will give the youngsters a base and the foundation to get exposure at the highest level. De Villiers, who played in the Indian Premier League since its inception in 2008, said that IPL changed his life and hoped the SA20 will do the same for young cricketers in South Africa. The SA20 will feature six newly-constructed teams with the opening local derby between MI Cape Town and Paarl Royals setting up an explosive start to South African cricket's new-kid-on-the-block. All teams are owned by IPL franchises.De Villiers said that the SA20 is just the boost the game required in South Africa.“I think the SA20 comes at a really good time for South African cric...
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‘I think I didn’t do much to earn that kind of money’: Cameron Green on Rs 17.5 crore price tag | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Australian all-rounder Cameron Green raked in the moolah as he became second-most expensive auction buy in the history of the Indian Premier League on Saturday when the 23-year-old was snapped up by Mumbai Indians for a whopping Rs 17.5 crore. However Green feels that he "didn't do much" to deserve the kind of money he got during the player auction. Green said the big purse will not change him or the way he plays his cricket."To be fair, I think I didn't do much to kind of earn that," said Green."I just put my name into the auction, and it just happened. It doesn't change who I am or how I think and all the confidence I have in my cricket. Hopefully, I didn't change too much," he added.Green emerged the second-most costly buy in the auction held in Kochi after a bidding war b...