Tuesday, 6 December 2016

IPL 2017 edition in real danger: BCCI

MUMBAI: The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) is walking on very thin ice presently as far as the 2017 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is concerned. With the IPL 2017 scheduled to begin on April 5, there are only four months left before the first ball is scheduled to be bowled and the BCCI says "not a single contract has been signed yet".



From hosting of the player auctions to planning logistics, hiring of creative and management agencies, advertising the league and signing up with a host of vendors for the two-month long cricketing extravaganza have been pending for more than two months already. After the Supreme Court hearing got adjourned from December 5 to 9 on Monday, a top BCCI official admitted that the board was staring into an abyss as far as IPL is concerned.

Also Read:- IPL 2017 set to start on April 5, final on May 21

"And if the BCCI needs to match its own standards set in the past for IPL, it needs time to work on things. Given the present uncertainty , the tournament is in real danger," the official added.

BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke had written to the Lodha Committee on October 28 highlighting that the image of the board as a professional organisation had taken a serious beating because of the prevailing uncertainty and devalued revenues. The BCCI now says continuation of uncertainty will further strain BCCI's revenue streams. Shirke had written to the committee highlighting a long list of vendors that had to be appointed going into the IPL 2017 season.

Also Read:- IPL Auction 2017 to be held in February at Bengaluru

"It's been a month and a week now and nothing has actually moved," the official pointed out.

The Lodha Committee, meanwhile, has shut all lines of communication as it waits for the Supreme Court to hear the matter on December 9.

IPL 2017 set to start on April 5, final on May 21

The BCCI has finalised the schedule of the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League and announced that the IPL 2017 will begin on April 5, less than a week after India-Australia Test series ends on March 29. Final of IPL 10 will be on May 21.Both matches will be hosted in Hyderabad, as per IPL norms, with the defending champions getting the rights to host the opening and final match of the tournament.

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In its October 21 order, the Supreme Court had directed the BCCI not to issue any funds to state associations which did not comply with the Lodha reforms. The Indian board had told the apex court that its state associations were not ready to fall in line with the suggestions made by the Lodha Committee.

Also Read:- IPL Auction 2017 to be held in February at Bengaluru

BCCI has been defiant towards the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee so far but the latest move on the part of the Governing Council is shocking to say the least. Hours after the Supreme Court made it clear that all BCCI contracts would be vetted by the Lodha Committee, senior board functionaries went ahead and announced that it had decided on the schedule for IPL-10.

The Supreme Court had on October 21, appointed an independent auditor to monitor the financial transactions of BCCI and set a threshold beyond which the board will have to take permission from the Lodha Panel.

Meanwhile, a source close to the Lodha Committee told India Today that state associations that do not comply with the reforms would not be allowed to host IPL games.

If the dates are confirmed, the tournament will be held less than a week after India and Australia finish the final Test of their four-match series in Dharamsala, scheduled to end on March 29. Additionally, the IPL final will be played 10 days before the ICC Champions Trophy, which starts on June 1 in England. The Lodha Committee had recommended a 15-day window to separate India's next assignment after the IPL. However, the BCCI had told the committee that this would not be possible in 2017.

The decision was taken at the IPL governing council meeting in Delhi on Tuesday. It was also decided that the players' auction will be hosted on February 4 in Bangalore. "We have to set up a calendar and, assuming that we get all the approvals from the Lodha Committee, we will go ahead as per our plan," the official said.

Confirming the dates, IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla said the BCCI will also make sure venues in Maharashtra can host IPL matches, unlike this year when a court order forced matches moved out of the state, which suffered a severe drought. The Bombay High Court had ruled that it was not suitable to hold matches at grounds which consumed a lot of water. "We will have water harvesting technology at stadiums in Maharashtra to counter drought threat in the state," Shukla said after the meeting. "We will ensure that we can generate our own water to maintain stadiums."

Sunday, 13 November 2016

IPL Auction 2017 to be held in February at Bengaluru

The IPL players auction for season 10, will be the final edition under the existing 10-year contract. As of now, Indian Premier League 2017 auction is supposed to take place in the first week of February. It will be the final edition of the tournament under the existing 10-year contract.

BCCI President Anurag Thakur, BCCI Secretary Ajay Shirke, IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla, former India captain Sourav Ganguly, Jharkhand Cricket Association chief Amitabh Choudhary and Punjab Cricket Association President MP Pandove attended the meeting.

"There is a proposal to start IPL 10 from April 5," IPL Governing Council chairman Rajeev Shukla said. "The auctions will happen in Bengaluru on February 4.

IPL franchises conference will be held in Dubai. Ban on Maharashtra and Pune for conducting IPL matches is expected to lifted in this edition of the tournament. IPL franchises also discussed the operational issues of the cash-rich tournament after the complete ban of 500 and 1000 denominations.

As per the norms, Sunrisers Hyderabad will be hosting the Opening Ceremony and finals of Indian Premier League 2017.

IPL Auction 2017

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Saturday, 12 November 2016

IPL Auction 2017, List of players sold & unsold at IPL auction 2017

Indian premier league, the biggest event in the shortest form of cricket will be celebrating its 10th anniversary on April 2017. Eight teams from 8 different places in India will be playing the 10th edition of the tournament. Over the years, Indian premier league has been an excellent chance for every youngster in India to show their class and temperament. India has found out many enthusiastic cricketers through the tournament. Today in here we will be sharing the list of players which will be available for IPL 10 Auction which is expected to happen in February 2017. Along with the list of open players, we will also update this post with the list of players who has been sold and unsold at IPL Auction 2017. Before getting started, let's see the name of players who was on the list of unsold players of IPL 2016.

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IPL 2017 Auction Sold and Unsold List 

  • Kevin Pietersen sold to RPS for Rs. 3.5 crores
  • Dwayne Smith sold to GL for Rs.2.3 crores
  • Ishant Sharma sold to RPS for Rs. 3.8 crores
  • Shane Watson sold to RCB for Rs.9.5 crores
  • Ashish Nehra sold to SRH for Rs.5.5 crores
  • Yuvraj Singh sold to SRH for Rs. 7 crores
  • Dale Steyn sold to GL for Rs. 2.3 crores
  • Sanju Samson sold to DD for Rs.4.2 crores
  • Jos Buttler sold to MI for Rs. 3.8 crores
  • Dinesh Karthik sold to GL for Rs.2.3 crores
  • Irfan Pathan sold to RPS for Rs. 1 crore
  • Chris Morris sold to DD for Rs. 7 crores
  • Colin Munro sold to KKR for Rs.30 lakhs
  • Stuart Binny sold to RCB for Rs.2 crores
  • Mitchell Marsh sold to RPS for Rs.4.8 crores
  • Dhawal Kulkarni sold to GL for Rs. 2 crores
  • John Hastings sold to KKR for Rs.1.3 crores
  • Mohit Sharma sold to KXIP for Rs.6.50 crores
  • Praveen Kumar sold to GL for Rs. 3.50 crores
  • Tim Southee sold to MI for Rs.2.50 crores
  • Marcus Stoinis sold to KXIP for Rs. 5.50 crores
  • Kyle Abbott sold to KXIP for Rs. 2.10 crores
  • Jaydev Unadkat sold to KKR for Rs. 1.60 crores
  • Rudra Pratap Singh sold to Rising Supergiants for Rs. 30 lakhs
  • Travis Head sold to RCB for Rs. 50 lakhs
  • Sachin Baby sold to RCB for Rs. 10 Lakhs
  • Mustafizur Rahman sold to SRH for Rs. 1.40 crores
  • Barinder Singh Sran sold to SRH for Rs.1.20 crores
  • Abhimanyu Mithun sold to SRH for Rs. 30 Lakhs
  • Carlos Brathwaite sold to DD for Rs. 4.20 crores
  • Karun Nair sold to DD for Rs. 4 crores
  • Paras Dogra sold to GL for Rs. 10Lakhs
  • Ishan Kishan sold to GL for Rs. 35 Lakhs
  • Rishabh Pant sold to DD for Rs. 1.90 crores
  • Eklavya Dwivedi sold to GL for Rs. 1 crore
  • Aditya Tare sold to SRH for 1.20 crores
  • Ankit Sharma sold to RPS for Rs.10 Lakhs
  • Pawan Negi sold to DD for Rs. 8.50 crores
  • Iqbal Abdullah sold to RCB for Rs. 10 Lakhs
  • Rajat Bhatia sold to RPS for Rs. 60 Lakhs
  • Pradeep Sangwan sold to GL for Rs. 20 Lakhs
  • Deepak Hooda sold to SRH for Rs. 4.2 crore
  • Ankit Singh Rajpoot sold to KKR for Rs. 1.50 crores
  • Nathu Singh sold to MI for Rs. 3.20 crores
  • Praveen Tambe sold to GL for Rs. 20 Lakhs
  • Shivil Kaushik sold to GL for Rs. 10 Lakhs
  • Sarabjeet Ladda sold to GL for 10 Lakhs
  • M Ashwin sold to RPS for 4.50 crores
  • KC Cariappa sold to KXIP for 80 Lakhs
  • Aaron Finch sold to GL for Rs. 1 crore
  • Sam Billings sold to DD for Rs. 30 Lakhs
  • T Suman sold to SRH for Rs. 10 Lakhs
  • Ankush Bains sold to RPS for Rs. 10 Lakhs
  • Umang Sharma sold to GL for Rs. 10 Lakhs
  • Peter Handscomb sold to RPS Rs. 30 Lakhs
  • Jitesh Sharma sold to MI for Rs. 10 Lakhs
  • Armaan Jaffer sold to KXIP for Rs. 10 Lakhs
  • Jason Holder sold to KKR for Rs. 70 Lakhs
  • Thisara Perera sold to RPS for Rs. 1 crore
  • Ben Cutting sold to SRH for Rs. 50 Lakhs
  • Andrew Tye sold to GL for Rs. 50 Lakhs
  • Praveen Dubey sold to RCB for Rs. 35 Lakhs
  • R. Satish sold to KKR for Rs. 20 Lakhs
  • Vijay Shankar sold to SRH for Rs. 35 Lakhs
  • S. Jakati sold to GL for Rs. 20 Lakhs
  • Akshay Karnewar sold to RCB for Rs. 10 lakhs
  • Aksh Deep Nath sold to GL for Rs. 10 Lakhs
  • Manan Sharma sold to KKR for Rs. 10 Lakhs
  • Baba Aparajith sold to RPS for Rs. 10 Lakhs
  • Deepak Chahar sold to RPS for Rs. 10 Lakhs
  • KP Kamath sold to MI for Rs.1.40 crores
  • Pradeep Sahu sold to KXIP for Rs. 10 Lakhs
  • Krunal Pandya sold to MI for Rs. 2 crores
  • Deepak Puniya sold to MI for Rs. 10 Lakhs
  • Swapnil Singh sold to KXIP for 10 Lakhs
  • SK Ahmed sold to DD for Rs. 10 Lakhs
  • Jaydev Shah sold to GL for Rs. 20 Lakhs
  • Pratyush Singh sold to DD for Rs. 10 Lakhs
  • Ashok Dinda sold to RPS for Rs. 50 Lakhs
  • Kane Richardson sold to RCB for Rs. 2 crores
  • Samuel Badree sold to RCB for Rs. 50 lakhs
  • Joel Paris sold to DD for Rs.30 Lakhs
  • Scott Boland sold to RPS for Rs. 50 Lakhs
  • Vikramjeet Malik sold to RCB for Rs. 20 Lakhs
  • Pawan Suyal sold to DD for Rs. 10 Lakhs
  • Adam Zampa sold to RPS for Rs. 30 Lakhs
  • Amit Mishra sold to GL for Rs. 10 Lakhs
  • Jaskaran Singh sold to RPS for Rs. 10 Lakhs
  • CV Millind sold to DD for Rs. 10 Lakhs
  • Vikas Tokas sold to RCB for Rs. 10 Lakhs
  • Pradeep Sahu sold to KXIP for Rs. 10 Lakhs
  • Jitesh Sharma sold to MI for Rs. 10 Lakhs
  • Akhil Arvind Herwadkar sold to DD for Rs. 10 lakhs
We will be updating this list of unsold players for IPL Auction 2017, so subscribe us and stay tuned for further updates on IPL Auction 2017.