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newscricket2 days ago

Reports | BCCI to ask for a bigger window for IPL in upcoming FTP

With the IPL set to be bigger and grander from 2022, the BCCI has decided to take the matter to the ICC and ask for a bigger free window in the said timeline to conduct the tournament. The same will be discussed at Sunday's Apex Council meeting apart from the discussion regarding Ranji Trophy.
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newscricket3 days ago

Every player needs to register for IPL auction through state associations, believes Hemang Amin

IPL and BCCI CEO Hemang Amin has stated that no India player will be allowed to register in the IPL auction independently and the BCCI will only recieve the list through the state associations. Amin has also revealed that franchises must complete the player retention process by January 20.
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newscricket3 days ago

Rajasthan Royals boost their presence with fresh funding round

The Emerging Media IPL Limited (EMIPL), which owns the Rajasthan Royals franchise, have sourced fresh funding round from the UK to become the leading investor in the Royals with over 50% stake. Meanwhile, the Royals have also announced Mike Fordham, former IMG official, as the Group CEO.
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newscricket6 days ago

IND vs AUS | ‘Unideal’ timing of IPL could be reason for injury-mania, suggests Justin Langer

Australia head coach Justin Langer has weighed in on the almost-comical injury situation in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy and has suggested that the ‘unideal’ timing of IPL 2020 could have played a part in the same. Combinedly, India and Australia have had more than 10 injuries in the tour.
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newscricket7 days ago

Reports | Rajasthan Royals consider releasing Steve Smith ahead of 2021 IPL

Following a disastrous IPL, both as a leader and a batsman, Rajasthan Royals are reportedly mulling over the release of Steve Smith back to the Auction pool ahead of the 2021 IPL. In the 2020 edition, Smith scored 311 runs in 14 games, at an average of 25.91 as the Royals finished last on the table.
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newscricket12 days ago

IPL trading window closes February 4, retention date sets at January 21, reveals Brijesh Patel

IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel has confirmed that the trading window for the 2021 Indian Premier League will close on February 4 while the player release and retention details should be submitted to them by January 21. There will be no increase in purse for the teams in the upcoming season.
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newscricket12 days ago

Bubble life is extremely difficult but as cricketers, you appreciate the positives, asserts Nicholas Pooran

Nicholas Pooran, who has spent the last five months in a bio-bubble, has stated that it is extremely difficult to be in a bubble but there are positives for a cricketer as well. The hard-hitting batsman has also added that he learnt a lot of things about himself in the last six-seven months.
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newscricket12 days ago

Reports | IPL 2021 auction likely to take place on February 11

As per reports, the 2021 IPL auction in all likelihood will be held on February 11. All the eight franchises will need to submit the list of their released and retained players by January 20, though the venue of the upcoming IPL season is yet to be finalized by the IPL Governing Council.
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newscricket13 days ago

IPL 2021 | Delhi Capitals rope in Pravin Amre as assistant coach for upcoming season

Pravin Amre will be assisting Ricky Ponting in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League as Delhi Capitals announced the signing of the Mumbaikar on Wednesday. Earlier, Amre worked with Mumbai Indians as a talent scout before joining Delhi Capitals in the Head Scout capacity.
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newscricket17 days ago

Dale Steyn makes himself unavailable for IPL 2021

Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Dale Steyn has made himself unavailable for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League to take some time off from the sport. However, the legendary pacer has confirmed that he is not retiring from the sport and will return in due course of time.
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