IPL 2009 records and statistics

IPL 2009 Statistics:    Tournament was held in South Africa due to general elections in India. IPL 2009 winner: Deccan Chargers (Hyderabad). Runners-up: Bangalore Royal challengers. Orange cap: Mathew Hayden scored 572 runs in 12 matches (average: 52 and strike rate: 144). Adam Gilchrist scored 495 runs. Purple Cap: Highest sixers in IPL 2009: Highest score by a team in an innings: Highest score by a player in an innings: Highest sixers by a player in an innings:  Highest sixers by a team in an innings: Highest Partnership: Centurions: … [Read more...]

IPL: In the mirror of Past, Present and Future

 Indian Premier League (IPL), a brainchild of BCCI or to be precise its vice-president Lalit Modi, is a Twenty20 league sanctioned by ICC.Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kings XI Punjab, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Deccan Chargers, Mumbai Indians, Delhi Dare Devils and Rajasthan Royals are the eight franchise teams taking part in the tournament.Vijay Mallya, Preity Zinta, Shah Rukh Khan, Venkataram Reddy and Nita Ambani are the major IPL franchises. The first season of the Indian Premier League, also known as the DLF Indian Premier League, began on April 18, 2008, in Bangalore, and ended on June 1, 2008, with the victory of the Rajasthan Royals in the final at the DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai.The second edition of the cash-rich event was conducted in South Africa and was won by Deccan Chargers.Sponsorships: India's biggest property developer DLF Group paid US$50 million to be the title sponsor of the tournament for 5 years from 2008 to 2013. Other five-year sponsorship agreements include a deal with motorcycle maker Hero Honda worth $22.5-million, one with PepsiCo worth $12.5-million, and a deal with beer and airline conglomerate Kingfisher at $26.5-million. Television rights: On 15 January 2008 it was announced that a consortium consisting of India's Sony Entertainment Television network and Singapore-based World Sport Group secured the global broadcasting rights of the Indian Premier League. The record deal has duration of ten years at a cost of US $1.026 billion. As part of the deal, the consortium will pay the BCCI US $918 million for the television broadcast rights and US $108 million for the promotion of the tournament. This deal was challenged in the Bombay High Court by IPL, and got … [Read more...]

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IPL 2009 auction: Latest news updates

 50 players will go under hammer on February 6 for the 17 slots in this auction for Indian Premier League contracts. Due to the availability of limited slots, some players may not even get any bids due to their steep price. Franchisees kept their plans close to their chest. According to sources, Bangalore is trying hard for Kevin Pietersen while Kolkata and Hyderabad badly needs a strike bowler. IPL franchisees may not slash their cash carelessly in this round of auction. There will be no mid-season replacements in IPL 2009. New IPL rule: In case of a tie, both teams will play a one over eliminator to decide match result. New IPL plans: IPL authorities are planning to extend the scope of the clubs beyond their cities. Rajasthan may play some matches in Ahmedabad while Kolkata may play in Dhaka. Chennai IPL may play some games in Colombo while Mohali may be allowed to play in Lahore in tensions between India and Pakistan subsides. IPL Auction statistics: 1. Total players available: 50 2. Slots available: Just 17. 3. Total amount to be spent: $13.59 million IPL Vs Pakistan: Total players barred by Pakistan board: 10 Players released from IPL contracts: Younis Khan, Shoaib Malik, Shoaib Akhtar, Shahid Afridi, Salman Butt and Mohammed Hafeez. Retained Pakistan players: Umar Gul, (Knight Riders), Misbah-ul-Haq (Royal Challengers), Kamran Akmal and Sohail Tanvir (Rajasthan Royals). But they will not play in IPL 2009 edition. But IPL authorities allowed franchisees to pick replacements for suspended Pakistani players after the auction. Kolkata and Bangalore can pick a player each while Rajasthan can buy 2 players after the auction as Pakistan player replacements. … [Read more...]

IPL 2009 auction on February 6 in Goa

 Second Indian Premier League (IPL) auction for 43 players will be held at the Hermitage Hall of the Fort Aguada resort in Goa on February 26th. Michael Clarke of Australia withdrew from the auction as he failed to find any takers for his $1 million price tag. He escaped from embarrassment. No Pakistan player will play in IPL 2009. IPL 2009 will be held in April-May, 2009. Australian players are not available for first 2 weeks while South African players are not available for the first week but players from New Zealand, West Indies and Sri Lanka will be available for whole tournament along with Indian cricket stars. England stars are not available for the final 2 weeks of the IPL matches. Auction location: Taj Aguada hotel Total franchisees: 8 Total players available: 112. Slots available: 43New rules for IPL 2009 Auction: 1. Each franchise has an option of purchasing any number of uncapped new players by a direct agreement. 2. Each franchise will have a sum of $2m to spend on player fees in 2009 for cricketers acquired either in the auction, through signing uncapped new players or re-signing any 2008 temporary replacements. 3. Squads will not be allowed temporary replacements from 2009 to cover partial unavailability of a player during the season. 4. Unused amount of the 2008 budget can not be used in 2009. Star attractions at auction: 1. Kevin Pietersen (England): $1.35 million price tag. Bangalore is trying hard for this man. I don’t see any reason in paying such a steep price in spite of his credentials. 2. Andrew Flintoff (England): $0.95 million price tag. In my view, he adds more value to team than Pietersen. Chennai, Mumbai and Mohali are … [Read more...]

IPL 2009 news: Player trading starts from December 22

 Transfer window for IPL 2009 will commence from December 22nd and will end on January 22nd. Player Auction for IPL 2009 will be held on February 6 for the new players, those that did not feature in the IPL 2008. Indian Premier League Twenty20 Cricket tournament will commence from April 10 onwards. Squads will not be allowed temporary replacements from 2009 onwards to cover partial unavailability of a player during the season. The only temporary replacements allowed will be in the situation where a player is completely unavailable for a whole IPL season. Franchises were allowed to purchase replacements if their international players had to represent their national teams during IPL 2008. About Money: The 2008 salary cap will cease to have effect and no unused amount of the 2008 purse can be used in 2009. There will be no cap on player fees payable to players acquired by the franchises during the trading window. The trading window is only for players who were part of the IPL in 2008. New rules of IPL trading: 1. Maximum number of international players in each squad would be10 but number of international players in the playing eleven would remain at 4. 2. If more than one franchise is interested in buying the player, the ‘selling’ franchise shall negotiate with all interested franchises. The ‘selling’ franchise shall have the discretion as to which offer to accept. Negotiations between two franchises should be only with regard to the player fee payable. 3. Franchises shall have opportunities during the trading window to trade players - either by offering to sell a player via trade or expressing an interest to acquire a player - prior to any trading discussions the player's consent must be … [Read more...]

ICL stars we miss in IPL cricket tournament

  Indian premier League (IPL) cricket will provide non-stop entertainment for cricket and Bollywood lovers over 44 days in 8 Indian cities. Cricket stars from India, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, West Indies, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are in live action in this Day& Night 20-20 cricket that will be played among eight city franchisees. Still, we miss some superb cricket stars in action in IPL as they are playing for rival cricket league.    Cricket stars missing in action in IPL:1. Chris Cairns: He always played superb innings against India. We miss this big hitting all-rounder.  2. Shane Bond: Best fast bowler in the world after Dale Steyn.  3. Justin Kemp: Lance Klusener of new generation. He plays like Dhoni.  4. Lance Klusener: Who will forget his exploits in 1999 England world cup.  5. Brian Lara: Favourite batsman of Sachin Tendulkar.  6. Ambati Rayudu: Indian cricket missed this Hyderabad cricketer who can play match winning innings.  7. Abdul Razaaq: Suitable all-rounder for 20-20 cricket tournament.  8. Injamam-Ul-Haq: Batting giant from Pakistan needs no explanation.  9. Chris Harris: Utility all-rounder like Jacob Oram.  10. Ian Harvey: Best player in the last edition of Indian Cricket League.  11. Craig McMillan: Big hitting useful all-rounder.  12. Nathan Astle: He scored fastest double century in International cricket.  These players are not playing in IPL as they were banned by ICC due to their association with ICL. We missed stars like Kevin Pietersen, Andrew Flintoff, and Michael Clarke etc due to different reasons.  Indian … [Read more...]