IPL teams to submit list of retained players by Nov 15, mini-auction likely in Dec: Report
Unlike the mega auction last year, when two new franchises were added and the old teams could retain a maximum of four players, there is no such cap for the mini-auction ahead of IPL 2023. During the upcoming mini-auction, the teams will get extra Rs 5 crore, in addition to the money left over from the previous auction, to spend which will make the overall auction purse Rs 95 crore, an ESPNcricinfo report said.
South Africa's Mark Boucher appointed Mumbai Indians' head coach
Mumbai Indians, the winners of five IPL trophies, said in a statement on Friday that, "Mark Boucher has had a long and illustrious career as a wicket-keeper, batsman and holds the record for the most Test dismissals by a wicket-keeper. Post-retirement he took over as coach for Titans, a top-level cricket franchise in South Africa, and led them to five domestic titles.
ECB chair Richard Thompson expresses desire to host IPL matches in England
New ECB chair Richard Thompson has drawn comparison with the NBA and NFL, who play some of their games in the UK, and hoped that England could stage IPL matches in the future as well, with the cricket's governing body in the country hoping to double attendances from two million to four million.
CLOSE-IN: Indian cricket gets derailed and needs to be put back on track expeditiously
This has encouraged and stimulated India to play it at every opportune time available. The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been the bonanza that the BCCI is thriving on and cricket stars are exploding in abundance. Many, unfortunately, are like the 'shooting stars' that have passed by without one having the time to make a wish. Every Indian cricketer, whether established or upcoming, has just one goal in mind and that is to get a lucrative IPL contract.
IPL side Punjab Kings quash rumours on possible captaincy changes to the side
"News reports published by a certain sports news website pertaining to captaincy of the Punjab Kings franchise have been making the rounds in the last few days. We would like to state that no official of the team has issued any statement on the same," said the franchise in their official statement. Ahead of the start of IPL 2022 season, Agarwal was appointed as the captain of Punjab Kings as KL Rahul took the same role with debutants Lucknow Super Giants.
Pandit as head coach of an IPL side marks a new beginning for Indian coaches
The women's IPL is finally happening. March 2023 will see the women take centre stage prior to the already established world-class product that is the men's Indian Premier League. While it will enhance the women's game with more competitive cricket, it will be in complete contrast to the men's game, which has had an overload of game time.
Faf du Plessis roped in by Chennai Super Kings owners for CSA T20 League: Report
But the du Plessis-CSK partnership, which ran from 2011 to 2021, barring 2016 and 2017 when the franchise was suspended from IPL, may be reunited, this time in South Africa's upcoming new T20 League. A report by Cricbuzz says that the Chennai Super Kings management has roped in the former South Africa captain as their marquee signing for the Johannesburg franchise in the CSA T20 League.