Brett Lee has confirmed his retirement from international cricket, but he has declared his intention to play on in the Big Bash League and the IPL. Lee, 35, had originally planned to retire after the ICC World Twenty20 in September, but after flying home early from the ODI series in England due to a calf injury, he decided the time was right to make way for Australia’s young fast bowlers.
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The Governing Council of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will take a call on how to go about with the tournament in case the Sahara Pune Warriors decide to opt out of it, BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale said on Tuesday.
As the hammer went down at the Indian Premier League auction on Saturday morning, life came full circle for Ravindra Jadeja. A day after he put in a Man-of-the-Match performance to give India their first overseas win in any format after 16 games, the all-rounder became the most expensive player among those sold for season five of the lucrative Twenty20 league.
Indian allrounder Ravindra Jadeja was the biggest grosser at the Indian Premier League auction on Saturday, bought for a whopping $ 2 million by the Chennai Super Kings on a day that saw 69 of the 144 players listed to be auctioned getting sold. The remaining went unsold.
Brendon McCullum, VVS Laxman and Sreesanth are the most valued names among several former Kochi Tuskers Kerala players to have been added to a trimmed 144-man list for the upcoming IPL auction in Bangalore on February 4.
England offspinner Graeme Swann has attracted the highest reserve price of $400,000 ahead of the IPL players’ auction, to be held in Bangalore on February 4. The IPL Governing Council has shortlisted 183 players for the upcoming auction, including 25 Zimbabweans but leaving no room for players from Pakistan. Players from the Kochi Tuskers franchise will be included at a later date.
The Indian Premier League’s (IPL) governing council decided against including Pakistan in the next season of the T20 league, according to a report published in NDTV on Friday.
IPL’s newly appointed chairman Rajiv Shukla had earlier said that it will be up to the franchises to take a decision on Pakistan players whether to buy them or not.Read More
Deprived of lucrative earnings and thrilling Twenty20 action, Pakistan players have received fresh hopes from the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) new commissioner who has given a positive response on the possibility of including the country’s players.Read More
Retired Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is hopeful of being picked by a franchise after the BCCI terminated his present IPL side, Kochi Tuskers Kerala’s contract.
Cracking the whip for breach of contractual terms, the board on Monday, terminated Kochi’s contract, a move which prompted the controversial Kerala team to threaten legal action against the Cricket Board.Read More
The Kochi Tuskers Kerala IPL franchise has been terminated by the BCCI for breaching its terms of agreement, the new board president N Srinivasan has said after the annual general meeting in Mumbai. The trigger for the decision was the franchise’s inability to furnish a new bank guarantee for 2011. It is understood that the deadline for Kochi to submit the bank guarantee was March 26, 2011. So the BCCI felt it had every right to terminate the contract once the franchise had failed to produce it.Read More