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BCCI Invites Bids For Women’s Premier League Title Sponsorship Rights For 2023-2027

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday invited bids for the title sponsorship rights of the Women's Premier League (WPL) for five years from 2023 to 2027.The development comes three days after the board announced the successful bidders to acquire the right to own and operate five franchises in the WPL.Adani Group, through Adani Sportsline Pvt. Ltd got the Ahmedabad franchise with the highest bid of INR 1289 crore, while Indiawin Sports Pvt. Ltd acquired the Mumbai franchise with a bid of INR 912.99 crore. Royal Challengers Sports Pvt. Ltd, JSW GMR Cricket Pvt. Ltd and Capri Global Holdings Pvt. Ltd won the rights to operate Bangalore, Delhi and Lucknow teams for INR 901 crore, 810 crore and 757 crore respectively."The BCCI invites bids from repute...
Sports

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...
Culture

Women IPL Auction को लेकर Anjum Chopra ने NDTV से की खास बातचीत वीडियो – हिन्दी न्यूज़ वीडियो एनडीटीवी ख़बर

मेंस आईपीएल की अपार सफलता के बाद अब साल 2023 के सीज़न से महिला आईपीएल की भी शुरुआत होने जा रही है. जिसके लिए वायकॉम 18 ने मीडिया राइट्स 950 करोड़ में खरीद लिए हैं. टूर्नामेंट में कुल 5 टीमें हिस्सा लेंगी. खिलाड़ियों को खरीदने के लिए टीमों के पर्स में कुल 12 करोड़ की राशि मौजूद होगी. लेकिन बड़ा सवाल ये है कि कौन से वो प्लेयर्स होंगे जिन पर सबसे बड़ी बोली लगेगी? Source link ...
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It’s global cricketing issue to keep players inspired for all three formats: AB de Villiers | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: South Africa great Ab de Villiers feels it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep players "inspired" for all three formats amid the punishing schedule, creating a pressing need for cricket boards and cricketers to have an honest communication over the latter's preferred choice of formats.The 38-year-old, who shocked the cricketing world with his international retirement in 2018, said his playing career too could have been managed better. Three years later, he retired from all forms of cricket.He left the game to spend more time with family, something which has become a luxury for an all-format modern cricketer. Considering the ever-crowded international calendar and mushrooming of T20 leagues around the world, playing all three formats has become impossible without taking...
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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...
Sports

‘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...
Sports

Cricketer KL Rahul, actor Athiya Shetty get married

Indian cricket player KL Rahul left and Bollywood actor Athiya Shetty pose for photographs after getting married in Khandala, Maharashtra state, India, Monday, Jan.23, 2023. | Photo Credit: AP Bollywood actor Athiya Shetty and Indian cricketer KL Rahul on Monday tied the knot in an intimate ceremony.The duo got married in presence of close family members and friends, at Athiya’s actor father Suniel Shetty’s farmhouse in Khandala, which is about 82 kms from Mumbai.The newly married couple took to Instagram and shared pictures from the wedding ceremony.“In your light, I learn how to love…” Today, with our most loved ones, we got married in the home that’s given us immense joy and serenity. With a heart full of gratitude and love, we seek your blessings on this journey of togetherness,” ...
Sports

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 ...
Sports

Would love to have MS Dhoni in SA20 once he is done playing in IPL: Graeme Smith | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: South Africa's inaugural SA20 commissioner Graeme Smith is more than happy to have former Indian skipper MS Dhoni playing in the league and quite keen to reach out to the World Cup-winning captain if he gets an opportunity.Dhoni, 41, only plays in the IPL since retiring from international cricket in 2020. With his involvement in the IPL, he is not eligible to play in overseas leagues at the moment.No Indian is taking part in the South African league's first edition."It will be amazing to have a guy like MS here. We respect the BCCI's decision. We have created a good working relationship with them and we talk to them regularly, learn and bounce ideas off. They are hugely experienced in organising these types of big events," Smith said in a media interaction."From our perspecti...
Sports

‘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...
Sports

‘My surgery was a success, ready for the challenges ahead’, tweets Rishabh Pant | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant, who suffered a horrific car accident on the Delhi-Dehradun highway on December 30, has released a statement about his well being and extended his gratitude to all who supported him during these testing times."I am humbled and grateful for all the support and good wishes. I am glad to let you know that my surgery was a success. The road to recovery has begun and I am ready for the challenges ahead. Thank you to the @BCCI, @JayShah & government authorities for their incredible support," Pant wrote on Twitter.From the bottom of my heart, I also would like to thank all my fans, teammates, doctors and the physios for your ki… https://t.co/Sh7IC3Y1KX— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) 1673875627000"From the bottom of my heart, I also would li...
Sports

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...
Sports

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...
Sports

I stopped worrying about how my performance would go and started focussing only on execution: Mohammed Siraj | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: One of India's heroes in the third one-day international against Sri Lanka, pacer Mohammed Siraj disclosed that he has changed his approach and stopped worrying about his performances unlike earlier in his career. Instead he has started focussing only on execution.The 28-year-old bowler returned with superb figures of 4 for 32 from his 10 overs to bundle out Sri Lanka for 73 in 22 overs as India won the third ODI of the three-match series by a record 317 runs in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday.Siraj said the transformation has come about because he started focussing on the execution of line and length in white-ball cricket following the 2022 IPL disappointment."When the IPL season went bad for me, I started focusing on white-ball cricket. I worked on it and grew in confidence. I...
Sports

With wobbled seam, you never know how much it will do: Mohammed Siraj | Cricket News – Times of India

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: India pacer Mohammed Siraj on Sunday said the beauty of bowling with a wobbled seam lies in its unpredictability.So much so that he even doesn't know how much the ball will do after pitching. Siraj has been reaping the benefits of bowling with a wobbled seam since he discovered the art in 2018.He picked up nine wickets in the ODI series against Sri Lanka, providing India the much needed wickets with the new ball."With wobbled seam, how much the ball will do neither I know nor the batter. Sometimes it goes straight after pitching, other times it can come in sharply. Most of my wickets come through wobbled seam. It is effective for me and I trust it to work for me," said Siraj after the third ODI.The skillful pacer said he used the wobbled seam after his natural inswin...
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KL Rahul is a superb batter, will be an excellent India skipper: Andy Flower | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: KL Rahul once touted to be Rohit Sharma's successor across all formats but his struggling form and the emergence of Hardik Pandya as a leader raises serious questions about this.But his IPL franchise Lucknow Super Giants coach Andy Flower has a different take on the issue and rather says that KL Rahul can be an excellent skipper for the Indian team.Rahul has captained India in seven ODI's, three Tests and one T20I with decent success.Flower, who is currently giving his services to Gulf Giants, a franchise participating in Adani Sportsline International League T20, has high hopes from his IPL captain.Flower said Rahul has great batting skills and can lead the team well."KL is a superb batter, beautiful to watch, I love watching him bat always. I first came across him when I wa...
Sports

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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Still have the drive and burning desire to play cricket: Kieron Pollard | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: In Rohit Sharma's absence, West Indies star allrounder Kieron Pollard has led Mumbai Indians on various occasions. In the DP World ILT20, being played in the UAE, Pollard has been given a full-time charge as MI Emirates captain and the swashbuckling allrounder is ready for the new challenge. “Personally, I still have the drive and burning desire to play cricket that keeps pushing me. As a leader, I am going to continue to guide these guys because they have played cricket before and that’s the reason why they are here. So, it’s a matter of putting all the pieces of the puzzle together and play an exciting cricket that MI is known to play,” Pollard said ahead of MI Emirates’ opening game against Sharjah Warriors on Saturday. “Pressure is always there, be it any franchise. Having th...
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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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Not possible to play all formats in World Cup year: Rohit Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India

Haven't decided to give up T20s yet, says RohitGUWAHATI: India captain Rohit Sharma on Monday dismissed speculation that Hardik Pandya was set to be the full-time T20I captain and that he would take a backseat in the shortest format."Firstly, it is not possible to play back-to-back matches. You need to give them enough break. I definitely fall in that as well. We have three T20Is against New Zealand. We will see what happens after IPL. I have not decided to give up the format," Rohit said."It was made clear in the past that it's a World Cup year for us, the 50-over World Cup, and for some of the guys, it's not possible to play all formats. If you look at the schedule, the matches are back-to-back. So, we decided to look at players' workload. We give them enough break and manage them," R...