Auction rules are out, IPL teams can retain five players

DLF IPL Auction 2014

DLF IPL Auction 2014

The Indian Premier League is to conduct a fresh auction for the new season, but an overhaul of the teams is unlikely as new rules released on Tuesday allow franchises to retain popular faces. The IPL governing council has allowed the franchises to retain five players with an added option of ‘Right to match’ (first right of refusal). Earlier, there was a talk that the Season 7 of the cash-rich league could see new-look teams as all players would be available for auction.

Simply put, the rules work perfectly for bigger teams and perhaps that is the reason smaller teams have criticised the guidelines.

In all probability, MS Dhoni will continue to be the face of Chennai Super Kings flanked by Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin. Mumbai Indians can retain skipper Rohit Sharma and Royal Challengers Bangalore can have Virat Kohli leading the squad.

The auction will be held on February 12, and if necessary, on February 13. To balance the payment structure for both Indian and foreign players, the fee for all players will be calculated in Indian rupees. The measure has been taken considering the huge fluctuation in the
dollar rates.

Not all teams are happy with the decision to increase the number of players who can be retained to five (not more than four capped Indians). They say it has been done to favour the bigger teams (read richer teams).

“There is a dearth of Indian capped players and by allowing five players to be retained, the big teams will have the cream of the Indian players,” said a senior official of a franchisee, who did not want to be quoted.  “The strength of the team depends mainly on the seven Indian players…It is done to favour the good teams; it ensures that the weaker teams never recover.”

Another official complained about the way the ‘right to match’ (joker card or first right of refusal once bidding is over) numbers have been decided. “Why after allowing a team to retain five players, they should be given another joker card. On the other hand, a team which doesn’t wish to retain has been given only three joker cards.

“How can you reward (the bigger teams) more and more? The player regulation must be more tight. That is when the league can improve.”

Five sixes in an over, MS Dhoni hits fastest CLT20 fifty

Five sixes in an over, Dhoni hits fastest CLT20 fifty

Ranchi: Chennai Super Kings’ captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni added another feather to his hat on Thursday as he raced to the fastest fifty in the history of Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) in just 16 balls. The Indian skipper achieved the milestone against Sunrisers Hyderabad, largely at the expense of Thisara Perera, before his home crowd in Ranchi to give his side enough runs to script a 12-run win.

Dhoni’s belligerent fifty beat the previous CLT20 record of 18-ball fifty scored by Mumbai Indians’ Kieron Pollard. The West Indian set the record in the 2009 edition while playing for Trinidad and Tobago against the New South Wales.

Ranchi witnessed a typical Dhoni, who also slammed 34 runs off Perera’s over, the highest number of runs scored in an over in the tournament.

Dhoni beat Kieron Pollard’s record by scoring fifty in 16 balls, hitting Hyderabad’s Thisara Perera for 34 runs in an over.

Dhoni finished on 63 off 19 balls, punctuated with one four and eight big sixes, which helped Chennai post 202 against the Hyderabad. Hyderabad made a match of it but could only reach 190 in the end to concede a narrow defeat. CSK middle-order batsman Suresh Raina also starred with the bat, scoring 84 off 57 balls.

Here are a couple of other records Dhoni created with his whirlwind knock on Thursday:

– Dhoni’s strike rate of 331.57 is the highest in the history of the CLT20, taking into account innings of minimum 25 runs.

– Dhoni is the first batsman from Chennai Super Kings to hit eight sixes in an innings in the CLT20.

Source: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/cricketnext/five-sixes-in-an-over-ms-dhoni-hits-fastest-clt20-fifty/424827-78.html

 

Champions League T20 2013 – Schedule

Champions-League
Karbonn Champions League T20 2013 to be host by India and starts from september  7th 2013. The Champions League T20 schedule is prepared following the success of the IPL which allowed other teams from different similar tournaments like that of IPL to take part in this contest. Here the groups and Schedule for Karbonn Champions League 2013:
Group A: Mumbai Indians (India), Highveld Lions (South Africa), Perth Scorchers (Australia), Rajasthan Royals (India), Q1 (Qualifier)Group B: Chennai Super Kings (India), Titans (South Africa), Brisbane Heat (Australia), Trinidad & Tobago (West Indies), Q2 (Qualifier)

Qualifier: Sunrisers Hyderabad (India), Otago Volts (New Zealand), SL Domestic League Winner (Sri Lanka), Faisalabad Wolves (Pakistan)

Karbonn Champions League T20 2013 Schedule
Date
Time
Match
Details
Venue
21-Sep
20:00
1st T20
Group A : Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians
Jaipur
22-Sep
16:00
2nd T20
Group B : Brisbane Heat vs Trinidad Tobago
Ranchi
22-Sep
20:00
3rd T20
Group B : Chennai Super Kings vs Titans
Ranchi
23-Sep
16:00
4th T20
Group A : Highveld Lions vs Perth Scorchers
Ahmedabad
23-Sep
20:00
5th T20
Group A : Mumbai Indians vs TBC
Ahmedabad
24-Sep
16:00
6th T20
Group B : Titans vs Brisbane Heat
Hyderabad
24-Sep
20:00
7th T20
Group B : Trinidad and Tobago vs TBC
Hyderabad
25-Sep
16:00
8th T20
Group A : Perth Scorchers vs TBC
Jaipur
25-Sep
20:00
9th T20
Group A : Rajasthan Royals vs Highveld Lions
Jaipur
26-Sep
20:00
10th T20
Group B : Chennai Super Kings vs TBC
Ranchi
27-Sep
20:00
11th T20
Group A : Mumbai Indians vs Highveld Lions
Ahmedabad
28-Sep
16:00
12th T20
Group B : Titans vs TBC
Hyderabad
28-Sep
20:00
13th T20
Group B : Chennai Super Kings vs Brisbane Heat
Hyderabad
29-Sep
16:00
14th T20
Group A : Highveld Lions vs TBC
Jaipur
29-Sep
20:00
15th T20
Group A : Rajasthan Royals vs Perth Scorchers
Jaipur
30-Sep
16:00
16th T20
Group B : Titans vs Trinidad and Tobago
Hyderabad
30-Sep
20:00
17th T20
Group B : Brisbane Heat vs TBC
Hyderabad
1-Oct
20:00
18th T20
Group A : Rajasthan Royals vs TBC
Jaipur
2-Oct
16:00
19th T20
Group A : Perth Scorchers vs Mumbai Indians
Delhi
2-Oct
20:00
20th T20
Group B : Chennai Super Kings vs Trinidad and Tobago
Delhi
4-Oct
20:00
1st Semi Final
TBC vs TBC
Jaipur
5-Oct
20:00
2nd Semi Final
TBC vs TBC
Delhi
6-Oct
20:00
Final T20
TBC vs TBC