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BCCI earns nearly $300 million from IPL 2022 | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) gained a substantial revenue of nearly $300 million from the previous year's Indian Premier League (IPL), as per newly published financial documents.Regarded as one of the wealthiest governing bodies in global sports, the BCCI's financial success can be largely attributed to the remarkable popularity of the premier Twenty20 tournament, IPL.Since its establishment in 2008, the IPL has not only elevated numerous players to millionaire status but has also generated billions through media rights. This unprecedented success has inspired the creation of similar leagues in cricket-loving nations around the world.Annual reports spanning the five years up to 2021-22, which were made public on the BCCI's website, showcased an accumulated...
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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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‘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...
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Aakash Chopra questions Punjab Kings strategy in IPL auction, ouster of Anil Kumble as head coach | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India opener and noted commentator Aakash Chopra has questioned Punjab Kings (PBKS) for removing Anil Kumble as head coach as they had not made many changes to their squad in the mini-auction ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023.In the auction held on December 23 at Kochi, Punjab Kings picked Sam Curran (INR 18.50 crore), Sikandar Raza (INR 50 lakh), Harpreet Bhatia (INR 40 lakh), Vidwath Kaverappa (INR 20 lakh), Mohit Rathee (INR 20 lakh) and Shivam Singh (INR 20 lakh). None of them barring Curran and Raza are much known.In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra questioned their strategy. "If you (PBKS) have not made changes, it means Anil Kumble had made the right team. You had done a good squad selection, just had to do a little tweaking and not whol...
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Team with costliest buy has won IPL just once | Cricket News – Times of India

Every year, IPL franchises break the bank to bag the most sought-after players who they believe will make a difference to their fortunes. But teams who get the most expensive player of the auction might want to pause before uncorking the bubbly.With the sole exception of 2013, when Mumbai Indians got Glenn Maxwell for 1 million dollars, the team that bought the most expensive player in an auction has never won the IPL title the same year.But first, a caveat. We have not looked at 'icon players' or retained players, only the players who came up for auction each year.IPL saga: Big expense, low returnNow, let's look at the records. In the very first auction, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the most expensive player and his team Chennai Super Kings finished as the tournament's runner-up.In 2009, A...
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IPL Auction 2023: Harry Brook would have fitted well into our squad, says Rajasthan Royals head coach Kumar Sangakkara | Cricket News – Times of India

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan Royals felt the pinch when their limited purse of 13.20 crore did not allow them to spend freely on their first choice player Harry Brook. He was finally taken by Sunrisers Hyderabad for a whopping 13.25 crore, more than the entire budget the Royals possessed. Royals' head coach Kumar Sangakkara acknowledged the limitation of being on a shoestring budget and how they were ‘caught in the middle’ during the IPL mini auction held in Kochi.“Our main target in the first round was Brook, but unfortunately we missed out on him. But we are very happy to get Jason Holder, and Donovan Ferreira among a host of good players we think are very promising. Then we could also get Joe Root. I think we have got a good squad," Sangakkara told TOI from Kochi.At the same time, Royals co...
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Impact Player Rule: Senior players like Mishra, Chawla, Mohit could become ‘effective’ in IPL | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The new rule of having an 'Impact Player' during the upcoming IPL could just be the "second wind" that some of the veteran players require at the end of their careers, feel coaches and experts associated with various franchises.The 'Impact Player Rule' allows a team to have four such players named in a squad of 15 before the match and they can be substituted any time during a team's innings by the 14th over.However, that player has to be an Indian in case the playing XI has all four overseas players. Only if the playing XI has three overseas players, then an overseas player comes in place of another as 'Impact Substitute'.Call it a coincidence, but four veterans, 40-year-old Amit Mishra (166 wickets), 34-year olds Piyush Chawla (157 wickets), Mohit Sharma (92 wickets) and Ish...
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Will Ben Stokes take over CSK captaincy from MS Dhoni? | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) spent the third highest amount for a single player at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction on Friday when they bought England's high-profile all-rounder Ben Stokes for Rs 16.25 crore. And if expert opinion is to be believed, it's a move to pass on the baton of CSK captaincy from MS Dhoni to Stokes."I think so, I think he (Stokes) will be captain. We have seen MS Dhoni try and pass the (CSK) captaincy on; he has not been playing cricket regularly in between the IPL. It's just an opportunity for MS Dhoni to pass the baton. I think yes, they will do it straight away. Ben Stokes will be captain," Styris said during a post-auction show on Jio Cinema.Dhoni had relinquished CSK captaincy in the 2022 edition; but after Ravindra Jadeja failed miserably at ...
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Josh Little ‘delighted’ to be in Hardik Pandya camp as first Irishman in IPL | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Defending champions Gujarat Titans shelled out Rs 4.40 crore to get Josh Little in their camp, making the fast bowler first Ireland player to bag an Indian Premier League (IPL) deal before the players' auction ahead of the 2023 season concluded on Friday. And he is 'delighted' to be a 'Titan'. "I'm delighted to have been signed by the defending champions, the Gujarat Titans, and look forward to playing under Hardik Pandya within such a high quality squad," said the 23-year-old Little in his statement released by Cricket Ireland."I am also looking forward to working with coach Ashish Nehra and would like to thank the management team at the Titans for believing in me," he added.The Hardik-led Gujarat Titans won the IPL trophy in their debut season earlier this year. "I have lov...
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RCB IPL 2023 team squad complete list | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Royal Challengers Bangalore came to the IPL 2023 mini-auction with seven slots available to fill and they completed their full squad of 25 players by spending Rs 7 crore on Friday. RCB, who had Rs 8.75 crore in their purse, are left with Rs 1.75 crore after the auction in Kochi.England's Will Jacks was RCB's most expensive buy in the auction as they spent Rs 3.2 crore for the right-handed batter. Jack's fellow Englishman Reece Topley was the only other one for which RCB spent more than a crore in the auction with the pacer fetching Rs 1.9 crore.RCB bought five uncapped Indian players to complete their squad in the auction. Full list of players:Player's bought in auction: Will Jacks (Rs 3.2 crore), Reece Topley (Rs 1.9 crore), Rajan Kumar (Rs 70 lakh), Avinash Singh (Rs 60 lak...
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Sam Curran: Didn’t sleep much last night, was excited and also nervous | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: As Sam Curran became the costliest buy ever at the IPL auction, fetching a record-shattering Rs 18.5 crore, the 24-year-old admitted that he endured a sleepless and nervous night ahead of the mini-auction.Curran was bought by Punjab Kings, a franchise for which he played back in 2019.Curran witnessed an intense bidding with Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings, Lucknow Super Giants and Punjab Kings raising their paddles frenetically to secure the services of T20 World Cup player-of-the tournament.In the end, it was Punjab Kings that broke the bank to get Curran, who drew the highest-ever bid that bettered the previous best buy of Rs 16.25 crore that Rajasthan Royals had shelled out to grab South African all-rounder Chris Morris in...
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New IPL millionaire Vivrant Sharma credits elder brother for success | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Brothers sacrificing their careers for their younger siblings is not new in Indian cricket.On Friday, the latest IPL millionaire Vivrant Sharma credited brother Vikrant for the biggest achievement of his career -- a Rs 2.6 crore pay cheque to don the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) jersey in the 2023 edition of the league.Two years after he started following into the footsteps of his elder brother, Jammu & Kashmir's left-handed batter Vivrant lost his father Sushant to kidney failure.The Sharmas were suddenly left with no one to take care of the chemical business. And 26-year-old Vikrant, a university-level pace bowler hoping to make it to the Ranji side, found himself shelving his cricketing plans to take care of the family business.But Vikrant promised Vivrant all possible help...
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IPL Auction: Best buy for Chennai, Mumbai look at future | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Chennai Super Kings management, known for its practicality and prudence, pulled off a coup by buying England Test captain and world's premier all-rounder Ben Stokes in what looks like a leadership succession plan as and when Mahendra Singh Dhoni decides to hang his boots.Mumbai Indians, a team that has been in transition in the last two years and had some baffling buys at the mega auction last season, opted to invest in Stokes' skill-set heir apparent Cameron Green.Sunrisers Hyderabad have added Harry Brooks in their roster but what they needed more was an option that stabilises their bowling line-up.Here's a look at top picks of all 10 teamsChennai Super KingsBen Stokes (16.25 crore), Ajinkya Rahane (Rs 50 lakh)Mahendra Singh Dhoni has a simple mantra -- rely on tried and te...
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Most expensive! Top 5 buys in record-breaking IPL auction mania | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The 10 franchises went out on a shopping spree as the Indian Premier League 2023 auction turned out to be a record-breaking affair in Kochi on Friday.International players, the all-rounders in particular, laughed their way to the banks as the franchise owners shelled out millions, without any hesitation, catering to the demands and needs of their teams.It was a great time to be an Englishman as three of the top five biggest buys at the auction were from the birthplace of cricket. The mini-auction saw big names attracting big bucks as the auction process swiveled around all-rounders.Here's a look at 5 most expensive buys at the IPL 2023 auction:Sam Curran (England)England all-rounder Sam Curran became the most expensive player in the history of IPL auctions as he fetched a who...
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Who is Vivrant Sharma, the J&K batter who fetched Rs 2.6 crore at IPL auction | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Jammu's Vivrant Sharma hogged the limelight at the IPL 2023 auction in Kochi on Friday as the 23-year-old raked in a whopping Rs 2.6 crore. Sunrisers Hyderabad snapped up the talented batting all-rounder after a fierce battle with Kolkata Knight Riders.Starting off with Rs 20 lakh, the bidding war for Vivrant eventually went SRH's way as the franchise paid 13 times his base price.The left-handed opener might not have too many matches to his name but the rookie impressed quite a few cricketing pundits with his explosive batting in the recently concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy. Vivrant was J&K's second highest run-scorer in the tournament, amassing 395 runs at an impressive average of 56.42.In India's domestic 50-over tournament, Vivrant smashed 124-ball 154 against Uttarakhan...
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IPL Players Auction: Cameron Green rakes in the moolah, bags Rs 17.5 cr from Mumbai Indians | Cricket News – Times of India

Cameron Green, one of the most exciting white-ball all-rounders currently, laughed his way to the bank at the Indian Premier League (IPL) Players Auction on Friday, as the Australian joined the most successful IPL franchise, Mumbai Indians, for a mind-numbing Rs 17.5 crores.LIVE UPDATES: IPL AUCTION His base price was Rs 2 crore. Green developed into an all-rounder after bursting onto the scene as a Western Australia pacer; and the 23-year-old cricketer, a towering figure at six-feet-six, has turned into a dangerous batter as well ever since. The priced possession of the moment 💙🤩Paltan, कस वाटतय? 😍#OneFamily #DilKholKe #MumbaiIndians #TATAIPLAuction… https://t.co/qai6fIdkFH— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 1671791658000The T20 World Cup earlier this year would have missed seeing one of the ...
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Sunrisers Hyderabad shell out Rs 13.25 crore for England’s Harry Brook, pick Mayank Agarwal for Rs 8.25 crore | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: England batter Harry Brook kicked off the Indian Premier League 2023 auction with a fierce bidding war as the 23-year-old was sealed by Sunrisers Hyderabad for a whopping Rs 13.25 crore. Brook, who had a base price of Rs 1.5 crore saw a three-way bidding war with Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals being the other two franchises alongside Sunrisers. The batter was snapped up for more than 8 times his base price.The Hyderabad-based franchise, who went into the auction with the biggest purse, out bid the RCB and RR to seal Brook.Mayank Agarwal, who led Punjab Kings last year but was released after the season was also picked up by SRH for Rs 8.25 crore. Mayank's base price was Rs 1 crore. Former SRH skipper Kane Williamson was the first player to go under the hammer at...
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2023 IPL Teams Players List: Who got whom | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: England all-rounder Sam Curran became the most expensive player ever at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction on Friday. The 24-year-old Curran was bought by Punjab Kings for a whooping Rs 18.5 crore.In 2021 South Africa's Chris Morris became IPL auction's biggest buy when he was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 16.25 crore. Curran, who was Player of the Series in the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia, is now the most expensive buy in IPL auction history.Australia all-rounder Cameroon Green was second-highest earner, fetching Rs 17.5 crore bid from Mumbai Indians. England Test skipper Ben Stokes was the third-highest gainer, fetching Rs 16.25 crore from CSK who pipped Lucknow Super Giants in another intense bidding war. Earlier in the day, England batter Harry Brook became t...
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IPL Auction: Sam Curran, Ben Stokes, Cameron Green in spotlight as 405 cricketers go under the hammer | Cricket News – Times of India

KOCHI: It's time again for the 10 IPL franchises to shell out some serious money to bolster their squads ahead of the next season. The IPL mini-auctions are here and this time the venue is a non-IPL centre, Kochi.Unlike last year's mega auctions, this is a smaller affair with only 87 slots to be filled from a list of 405 cricketers. The 10 franchises are left with Rs 206.5 crore to fill up the vacant slots, which means a tightrope walk at the auction table.Kolkata Knight Riders have the lowest purse of Rs 7.05 crore but they have 11 slots to fill, including three overseas players. Sunrisers Hyderabad in all probability will be the biggest movers at this year's auction as they have the largest purse (available balance Rs 42.25 crore) and largest number of slots (14) to fill.The smaller p...