IPL 2021 Big Update: Chinese mobile maker Vivo, which has suspended its IPL sponsorship rights for the 2020 edition, is considering exiting the Indian Premier League by transferring its rights to Interested bidders, which may include Dream11 fantasy gaming platform and startup Unacademy Tech Education.Dream11 was the IPL title sponsor for the 2020 release, taking the rights to Rs 222 crore, which is nearly half (Rs 440 crore) of what Vivo paid annually for a five-year contract.It is understood that in the prevailing situation where the geopolitical relations between China and India are in a delicate state, Vivo realizes that it is unwise to continue the partnership for the remaining two years.“It is almost final for Vivo to exit the IPL address sponsorship agreement by mutual consent with the board. It has been suspended for the 2020 edition. However, there is a clause that allows them to transfer their outstanding responsibilities as sole sponsors for the title to the new winner. If the board agrees in principle, it could happen. This was stated by a senior source in the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry to PTI on condition of anonymity.With the IPL set to expand 9 or 10 teams in 2022, the new bidder is expected to secure the title sponsorship rights for at least three years.Dream11 and Unacademy will present their offerings to Vivo. In any case, Unacademy is an associated sponsor and is willing to offer a larger sum to acquire the rights to Vivo, ”said an industry expert who has been tracking developments.MPL, who is the sponsor team for Team India, is known to be unable to choose Title Sponsorship because Dream11 was a Senior Partner and will have what they call in the sponsorship language "Category Exclusive".BCCI bosses hope that a clearer picture will emerge by the end of the week once Vivo has a tangible final presentation.“See, Vivo paid nearly 440 crores (Rs 2,190 crores for 5 years). Now, if BCCI calls for bids, like last year when Dream11 paid Rs 222 crores, it might go up, but it can't be doubled. But if it is There is a transfer of rights, so the previous amount can be equalized or even improved.The IPL Auction will take place on February 18th in Chennai with a maximum of 61 available spaces."Since the transfer of property rights will take some time, it is expected that the Vivo logo will be used during the auction on February 18th."Also Read: IPL 2021 AUCTIONS: BCCI IN A FIX, AUCTIONS LIKELY TO BE CONDUCTED WITHOUT A IPL TITLE SPONSOR ON BOARD
Full Player List for IPL Auction 2021 - IPL 14 Auctions on Feb 18:IPL player registration closed on 4 February 2021 with 1097 players (814 Indian players and 283 foreign players) registered to participate in the 2021 IPL Players Auction to be held in Chennai on 18 February 2021.The IPL auction 2021 will start at 3:00 PM.The player list includes 207 specified players, 863 unlimited players, and 27 assistant players. The detailed list is as follows:-Capped Indian (21 players)Capped International (186 players)Associate (27 players)Uncapped Indian players who have played at least one match on IPL (50 players)Uncapped players abroad who have played at least one match on IPL (2 players)Uncapped Indians (743 players)Uncapped International (68 players)Note:- If each franchise has a maximum of 25 players on its team, then 61 players will be selected in the auction (22 of them could be foreign players).IPL Auction 2021: 1097 players are registering for the IPL Auction 2021. The event will begin at 3:00 PM. Checklist283 foreign players are listed by country below:CountryPlayers RegisteredAfghanistan30Australia42Bangladesh5England21Ireland2Nepal8Netherlands1New Zealand29Scotland7South Africa38Sri Lanka31UAE9USA2West Indies56Zimbabwe2IPL Auction 2021 Starting DateIPL Auction 2021 will be starting on 18th Feb in 2021.IPL Auction 2021 begin timeIPL Auction 2021 Will begin at 3.00 pm (IST).IPL Auction 2021 VenueIPL Auction 2021 Venue: ChennaiWhich TV channels will IPL Auction 2021 broadcast?IPL Auction 2021 will be telecast on the Star Sports Network.How do I watch live streaming of IPL Auction 2021?The live streaming of the IPL Auction 2021 will be available on Disney+ Hotstar. You can also catch the live updates on pitchhigh.com Hotstar has also got into an arrangement with Reliance Jio to stream the IPL Auction 2021 LIVE. Jio Customers can watch IPL Auction 2021 for free.IPL 2021: Check the squad size, salary cap, and available slots for each teamIPL 2021/ Squad Size/Salary Cap/Available SlotsFranchiseNo of PlayersNo of Overseas PlayersTotal money spent (Rs.)Salary cap available (Rs.)Available SlotsCSK18762.122.97DC19672.098212.90186KXIP16331.853.29KKR17674.2510.758MI18469.6515.357RR17550.1534.858RCB12449.135.913SRH22774.2510.753Total13942483.39196.661Also Read: IPL 2021 BIG UPDATE: VIVO TO TRANSFER IPL TITLE RIGHTS
IPL 2021 Squad Updates: Check out the full roster of all 8 IPL Teams, IPL Salary, Remaining Wallet, and Available Space before IPL Auctions 2021 - The 14th IPL Season of The Cash Rich will run on April 11 this year. Before the tournament, a mini IPL auction will be held in Chennai on February 18th to purchase players released by the eight franchises of the Indian Premier League. It will be interesting to see who can get the maximum bid in the mini-auction.IPL Auction 2021 Players List: Joe Root, Mitchel Starc, and Arjun Tendulkar and Sreesanth subscribe; Check out the full list: England captain Joe Root, who scored a century in his 100th Test in Test 1 against India, is set to miss the IPL Auction 2021. The Indian Premier League has published a list of players who will participate in the group auction on February 18th in Chennai. A total of 1,097 players were registered in the auction, but Root will not be part of the IPL Auction 2021.Sreesanth lists himself for 75 LacsChennai Super Kings Ex-players Kedar Jadhav & Harbhajan Singh have registered at a base price of Rs 2 crore.Cheteshwar Pujara (Rs 50 lakh)Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Colin Ingram, Mark Wood, and Moeen Ali have all given themselves a base price of Rs 2 croreHanuma Vihari (Rs 1 crore)Arjun Tendulkar at Rs. 20 LacsIPL 2021: 1097 players register for IPL Auction 2021 IPL Player Registration closed on February 4, 2021, with 814 Indian players and 283 foreigners registered to be part of the IPL 2021 Players Auction. The auction will start at 3:00 PM.CountryPlayers RegisteredAfghanistan30Australia42Bangladesh5England21Ireland2Nepal8Netherlands1New Zealand29Scotland7South Africa38Sri Lanka31UAE9USA2West Indies56Zimbabwe2Before the auctions, let's take a look at the complete team of 8 IPL teams, the remaining portfolio and the spaces available for the mini-auction.IPL 2021: Check full Squad of all 8 IPL teamsIPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) – Ahead of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Wednesday released some of the oldest players. CSK now has a purse of Rs 22.9 cr. CSK has decided to retain its core team of MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, and Ravindra Jadeja. The three-time IPL champions have also given a contract to Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, Narayan Jagadeeshan.Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Squad – TeamYearNAMEAMT1CSK2021Suresh Raina1100000002CSK2021MS Dhoni1500000003CSK2021Narayan Jagadeesabn20000004CSK2021Ruturaj Gaikwad40000005CSK2021KM Asif20000006CSK2021 Josh Hazlewood200000007CSK2021Karn Sharma500000008CSK2021Ambati Rayudu220000009CSK2021Deepak Chahar800000010CSK2021Faf du Plessis1600000011CSK2021Shardul Thakur2600000012CSK2021Mitchell Santner500000013CSK2021Dwayne Bravo6400000014CSK2021Lungi Ngidi500000015CSK2021Sam Curran5500000016CSK2021Ravindra Jadeja7000000017CSK2021Imran Tahir1000000018CSK2021R. Sai Kishore200000019CSK2021Robin Uthappa30000000 Chennai Super Kings (CSK) SQUAD: Released and Retained Players ListChennai Super Kings (CSK) Retained Players: Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Narayan Jagadeesabn, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Josh Hazlewood, Robin Uthappa, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran TahirChennai Super Kings (CSK) Released Players: Piyush Chawla, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Monu Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Shane WatsonChennai Super Kings (CSK) Trade – Robin Uthappa from RRChennai Super Kings (CSK) captain remaining purse, Squad Size, Salary Cap, Available SlotsIPL 2021/ Squad Size/Salary Cap/Available SlotsFranchiseNo of PlayersNo of Overseas PlayersTotal money spent (Rs.)Salary cap available (Rs.)Available SlotsOverseas SlotsCSK18762.122.971 IPL 2021: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) retain 12 members of their IPL 2020 squad and the likes of Aaron Finch and Moeen Ali have been released from the squad. The likes of Virat Kohli, Ab de Villiers, and Yuzvendra Chahal will be seen for RCB this season. While key performers of last season like Devdutt Padikkal and Mohammed Siraj have also been retained. Australia limited-overs skipper Finch and England all-rounder Moeen Ali along with South Africa’s Chris Morris has been shown the door.Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Highest-paid player of IPL 2021SNOTeamYearNAMEAMT1RCB2021Virat Kohli1700000002RCB2021AB de Villiers1100000003RCB2021Yuzvendra Chahal600000004RCB2021Adam Zampa400000005RCB2021Kane Richardson400000006RCB2021Washington Sundar320000007RCB2021Navdeep Saini300000008RCB2021Mohammed Siraj260000009RCB2021Shahbaz Ahmed200000010RCB2021Josh Philippe200000011RCB2021Devdutt Padikkal200000012RCB2021Pavan Deshpande2000000Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) SQUAD: Released and Retained Players ListRoyal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Retained Players: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Josh Philippe, Shahbaz Ahmed, and Pavan DeshpandeRoyal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Released Players: Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shivam Dube, Dale Steyn, Parthiv Patel, and Umesh Yadav.Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain remaining purse, Squad Size, Salary Cap, Available SlotsIPL 2021/ Squad Size/Salary Cap/Available SlotsFranchiseNo of PlayersNo of Overseas PlayersTotal money spent (Rs.)Salary cap available (Rs.)Available SlotsOverseas SlotsRCB12449.135.9134 IPL 2021: Mumbai Indian (MI): Defending champions Mumbai Indians have released as many as seven names which include Sri Lankan great Lasith Malinga, Kiwi quick Mitchell McClenaghan, Australian Nathan Coulter-Nile and his countryman James Pattinson, their Guyanese all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford, uncapped leg-spinner Prince Balwant Rai and fast bowler Digvijay Deshmukh from the team for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League.The defending champions, who won a record fifth title in 2020, now have 18 players in their squad with seven spots open which can be filled in the mini-auction.Mumbai Indian (MI) Highest-paid player of IPL 2021S.NoTeamYearNAMEAMT1MI2021Rohit Sharma1500000002MI2021Hardik Pandya1100000003MI2021Krunal Pandya880000004MI2021Jasprit Bumrah700000005MI2021Ishan Kishan620000006MI2021Kieron Pollard540000007MI2021Aditya Tare500000008MI2021Trent Boult320000009MI2021Surya Kumar Yadav3200000010MI2021Quinton de Kock2800000011MI2021Chris Lyn2000000012MI2021Rahul Chahar1900000013MI2021Dhawal Kulkarni750000014MI2021Saurabh Tiwary500000015MI2021Jayant Yadav500000016MI2021Anmolpreet Singh200000017MI2021Anukul Roy200000018MI2021Mohsin Khan2000000 Mumbai Indians SQUAD: Released and Retained Players ListMumbai Indian (MI) Retained Players: Rohit Sharma, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Mohsin KhanMumbai Indian (MI) Released Players: Prince Balwant Rai, Digvijay Deshmukh, Lasith Malinga, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Pattinson, Sherfane Rutherford, Mitchell McCleneghanMumbai Indian (MI) captain remaining purse, Squad Size, Salary Cap, Available SlotsIPL 2021/ Squad Size/Salary Cap/Available SlotsFranchiseNo of PlayersNo of Overseas PlayersTotal money spent (Rs.)Salary cap available (Rs.)Available SlotsOverseas SlotsMI18469.6515.3574IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday announced the retained and released list of players. KKR have retained most of their key players like Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, and Shubman Gill, etc, while they have released Tom Banton, Chris Green, Siddesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, M Siddarth. Kolkata Knight Riders now have Rs 10.85 crore in their wallet for IPL 2021 Auction.Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Highest-paid player of IPL 2021:TeamYearNAMEAMT1KKR2021Eoin Morgan520000002KKR2021Dinesh Karthik740000003KKR2021Nitish Rana340000004KKR2021Shubman Gill180000005KKR2021Rinku Singh80000006KKR2021Rahul Tripathi60000007KKR2021Sunil Narine1250000008KKR2021Andre Russell850000009KKR2021Pat Cummins15500000010KKR2021Varun Chakravarthy4000000011KKR2021Lockie Ferguson1600000012KKR2021Kuldeep Yadav5800000013KKR2021Kamlesh Nagarkoti3200000014KKR2021Shivam Mavi3000000015KKR2021Prasidh Krishna200000016KKR2021Harry Gurney750000017KKR2021Sandeep Warrier2000000Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) SQUAD: Released and Retained Players ListKolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Retained Players: Dinesh Karthik, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Eoin Morgan, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Harry Gurney, Sandeep WarrierKolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Released Players: Tom Banton, Chris Green, Siddesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, M SiddarthKolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain remaining purse, Squad Size, Salary Cap, Available SlotsIPL 2021/ Squad Size/Salary Cap/Available SlotsFranchiseNo of PlayersNo of Overseas PlayersTotal money spent (Rs.)Salary cap available (Rs.)Available SlotsOverseas SlotsKKR17674.2510.7582IPL 2021: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH): Ahead of the upcoming mini-auction for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season, SunRisers Hyderabad on Wednesday retained most of its players from the 2020 squad and only five players have been released. No big names have been let go and only players like Fabien Allen and Billy Stanlake have been shown the door ahead of the upcoming season.Sunrisers Hyderabad now has a remaining purse of 10.75cr.Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) – Highest-paid player of IPL 2021:TeamYearNAMEAMT1SRH2021David Warner1250000002SRH2021Manish Pandey1100000003SRH2021Kane Williamson300000004SRH2021Jonny Bairstow220000005SRH2021Wriddhiman Saha120000006SRH2021Shreevats Goswami100000007SRH2021Priyam Garg190000008SRH2021Virat Singh190000009SRH2021Rashid Khan9000000010SRH2021Vijay Shankar3200000011SRH2021Mohammad Nabi1000000012SRH2021Abhishek Sharma550000013SRH2021Mitchell Marsh2000000014SRH2021Jason Holder2000000015SRH2021Abdul Samad200000016SRH2021T Natarajan400000017SRH2021Khaleel Ahmed3000000018SRH2021Sandeep Sharma3000000019SRH2021Basil Thampi950000020SRH2021Shahbaz Nadeem3200000021SRH2021Siddharth Kaul3800000022SRH2021Bhuvneshwar Kumar85000000Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) SQUAD: Released and Retained Players ListSunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Retained Players: David Warner, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Priyam Garg, Virat Singh, Rashid Khan, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Mitchell Marsh, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, T Natarajan, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Basil Thampi, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddharth Kaul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar,Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Released Players: Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Sanjay Yadav, B Sandeep, Y Prithvi RajSunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) captain remaining purse, Squad Size, Salary Cap, Available SlotsIPL 2021/ Squad Size/Salary Cap/Available SlotsFranchiseNo of PlayersNo of Overseas PlayersTotal money spent (Rs.)Salary cap available (Rs.)Available SlotsOverseas SlotsSRH22774.2510.7531 IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals (RR)Rajasthan Royals has retained 17 players which include a good mix of Indian and international players. Apart from Smith, the Royals have released seven players including Ankit Rajpoot, Oshane Thomas, Varun Aaron, and Tom Curran. The foreign list of retained players includes Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, and Jofra Archer. All three English players performed well for the Royals in the last tournament and have been good contributors to the team in the past three years.Rajasthan Royals (RR) Highest-paid player of IPL 2021Rajasthan Royals (RR) SQUAD: Released and Retained Players ListTeamYearNAMEAMT1RR2021Sanju Samson800000002RR2021Manan Vohra20000003RR2021David Miller75000004RR2021Jos Buttler440000005RR2021Yashasvi Jaiswal240000006RR2021Robin Uthappa300000007RR2021Anuj Rawat80000008RR2021Ben Stokes1250000009RR2021Rahul Tewatia3000000010RR2021Mahipal Lomror200000011RR2021Riyan Parag2000000012RR2021Jofra Archer7200000013RR2021Jaydev Unadkat3000000014RR2021Karik Tyagi1300000015RR2021Shreyas Gopal200000016RR2021Mayank Markande2000000017RR2021Andrew Tye10000000Rajasthan Royals (RR) Retained Players: Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Kartik Tyagi, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Robin Uthappa.Rajasthan Royals (RR) Released Players: Steve Smith, Ankit Rajpoot, Oshane Thomas, Akash Singh, Varun Aaron, Tom Curran, Anirudha Joshi, Shashank Singh.Rajasthan Royals (RR) captain remaining purse, Squad Size, Salary Cap, Available SlotsIPL 2021/ Squad Size/Salary Cap/Available SlotsFranchiseNo of PlayersNo of Overseas PlayersTotal money spent (Rs.)Salary cap available (Rs.)Available SlotsOverseas SlotsRR17550.1534.8583IPL 2021: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Highest-paid player of IPL 2021TeamYearNAMEAMT1KXIP2021KL Rahul (c)1100000002KXIP2021Mohammed Shami480000003KXIP2021Nicholas Pooran420000004KXIP2021Chris Jordan300000005KXIP2021Chris Gayle200000006KXIP2021Mandeep Singh140000007KXIP2021Mayank Agarwal100000008KXIP2021Prabhsimran Singh55000009KXIP2021Deepak Hooda500000010KXIP2021Darshan Nalkande300000011KXIP2021Sarfaraz Khan250000012KXIP2021Ravi Bishnoi200000013KXIP2021Ishan Porel200000014KXIP2021Murugan Ashwin200000015KXIP2021Harpreet Brar200000016KXIP2021Arshdeep Singh2000000 Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) SQUAD: Released and Retained Players ListKings XI Punjab (KXIP) Retained Players: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Prabhsimran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Ishan PorelKings XI Punjab (KXIP) Released Players: Glenn Maxwell, Karun Nair, Hardus Viljoen, Jagadeesha Suchith, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Sheldon Cottrell, Jimmy Neesham, Krishnappa Gowtham, Tajinder Singh.Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) captain remaining purse, Squad Size, Salary Cap, Available SlotsIPL 2021/ Squad Size/Salary Cap/Available SlotsFranchiseNo of PlayersNo of Overseas PlayersTotal money spent (Rs.)Salary cap available (Rs.)Available SlotsOverseas SlotsKXIP16331.853.295IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals (DC)Delhi Capitals (DC) Highest-paid player of IPL 2021TeamYearNAMEAMT1DC2021Rishabh Pant800000002DC2021Shimron Hetmyer775000003DC2021Ravichandran Ashwin760000004DC2021Shreyas Iyer700000005DC2021Ajinkya Rahane525000006DC2021Shikhar Dhawan520000007DC2021Axar Patel500000008DC2021Marcus Stoinis480000009DC2021Kagiso Rabada4200000010DC2021Amit Mishra4000000011DC2021Anrich Nortje2000000012DC2021Chris Woakes1500000013DC2021Daniel Sams1500000014DC2021Ishant Sharma1100000015DC2021Avesh Khan700000016DC2021Lalit Yadav200000017DC2021Harshal Patel200000018DC2021Pravin Dubey2000000 Delhi Capitals (DC) SQUAD: Released and Retained Players ListDelhi Capitals (DC) Retained Players: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, R Ashwin, Lalit Yadav, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Pravin Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Woakes, Daniel Sams.Delhi Capitals (DC) Released Players: Mohit Sharma, Tushar Deshpande, Keemo Paul, Sandeep Lamichhane, Alex Carey, Jason Roy.Delhi Capitals (DC) captain remaining purse, Squad Size, Salary Cap, Available SlotsIPL 2021/ Squad Size/Salary Cap/Available SlotsFranchiseNo of PlayersNo of Overseas PlayersTotal money spent (Rs.)Salary cap available (Rs.)Available SlotsOverseas SlotsDC19672.098212.901862Also Read: IPL 2021 AUCTION PLAYERS LIST: FULL LIST OF PLAYERS WHO WILL BE UP FOR GRABS AT IPL 14 AUCTIONS
IPL Auction 2021: The LIVE IPL Auction 2021 will see a total of 292 cricketers in Chennai on February 18, 2021, the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry confirmed in a statement on Thursday. Additionally, there are eight IPL franchises: MI, CSK, RCB, RR, DC, SRH, KKR, and KXIP Ready-to-Shower Combos 196.6 Cr when purchasing 61 cricketers from IPL auctions.In particular, 1,114 cricketers were initially registered at the auction. The final list was removed after all eight franchises provided a shortlist of players, and now, the list includes 164 Indian players, 125 foreign players, and three partner countries.Ahead of the IPL Mini Auction 2021, we take a look at the top 10 facts from the Ultimate Gamer List that will amaze every IPL fan.Nour Ahmed, aged 16, is the youngest player in the auction group. Ahmed, who recently appeared on BBL for Melbourne Renegades, listed his base price at INR 20 lakhs.The youngest Indian in the group is Khrievitso Kense, the unselected player from Nagaland, who impressed IPL Scouts during Syed Mushtaq Ali Cup. Kense is also in the lower base price range of INR 20 lakhs.The oldest player to appear at auction is 42-year-old Nayan Dushi, son of former Indian spinner Dilip Dushi. Nayan, who lives in England, has previously liked Saurashtra and has listed his base price at 20,000 INR.Arjun Tendulkar, son of Sachin Tendulkar who recently joined the Mumbai T20 team, is on the shortlist. The left-arm pacemaker is available at a base price of Rs 20 lakh.Sadiq al-Kirmani, son of former India wicket-keeper Syed Kermani, will also be at the auction. Sadiq, 31, is also a wicket-keeper/batsman and is on the list of 20 lakhs.Former Indian fast shooter Sreesanth, who recently returned to the game after being suspended for five years, is not on the final list. Sreesanth set his base price at 75,000 INR (103,000 USD), after playing the Syed Mushtaq Ali Cup for Kerala state in January.Ali Khan (USA), Sandeep Lamishan (Nepal), and Karthik Miyapan (United Arab Emirates) are the three players who participated in this score.The base rate is 2 crore Indian rupees - 10 players in Fray: 2 crores are the highest reserve price and 2 Indian players - Harbhajan Singh and Kedar Jadhav - and eight foreign players - Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Shakib Al Hassan, Moein Ali, Sam Chosen Billings William Plunkett Jason Roy, and Mark Wood hold the highest position.Cheteshwar Pujara is available at a base price of Rs 50 lakh - Indian Test Specialist Cheteshwar Pujara is also shortlisted for IPL Auction 2021, Batsman Saurashtra will be available at a base price of Rs 50 lakh. Pujara last played IPL in 2014. Pujara has played Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the past.Australian batsman Shawn Marsh, multi-level New Zealand batsman Corey Anderson, and former South African speed bowler Morn Murkill are among 17 new names to be included from 292 players shortlisted for the 2021 IPL auction.Meanwhile, Kings XI Punjab enters with the highest bag available at INR 53.2 Cr for the nine vacant slots. On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore has a maximum number of vacancies (11) and a bag of INR 34.9 Cr to fill. The team led by Virat Kohli retained only 12 players (and traded two) from their current group. Rajasthan Royals also has a bag available worth INR 37.85 for the nine available spaces that they are looking to fill.FranchisePlayersOverseas PlayersTotal money spentSalary cap availableAvailable slotsOverseas slotsCSK19765.119.961DC17571.613.483KXIP16331.853.295KKR17674.2510.7582MI18469.6515.3574RR16547.1537.8593RCB14549.635.4113SRH22774.2510.7531 On a note to the franchises, the IPL auction 2021 set to begin at 1500 IST, will begin with international players whose names will come based on their specialty: hitters, off-road hitters, hitters, fast shooters, and spin bowlers. The same arrangement will be followed for unlimited players.IPL also said that the expedited process is set to start after Player 87. "The expedited process will cover all non-represented and non-sold players, and the non-represented players will appear first."Also Read: IPL 2021 AUCTION PLAYERS LIST: FULL LIST OF PLAYERS WHO WILL BE UP FOR GRABS AT IPL 14 AUCTIONS
IPL 2021: Kings XI Punjab New name: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) has changed its name. The franchise captain KL Rahul and owned by Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia, and Preity Zinta will now be called Punjab Kings. KXIP is said to be attending IPL Auctions 2021 with a new brand identity.Official contacts have been made to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) about the change, but written approvals are still pending. Punjab Kings will now attend IPL Auctions 2021 scheduled for February 18th under their new name."The team has been planning to change the name for a long time and I think it needs to be done before this IPL 2021. A source from the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry told PTI on Monday that it is not a surprising decision."KXIP is one of the eight franchise teams that competed in the latest edition of the T20 League in the United Arab Emirates.In the tournament's 13-year history, they were runners-up once and finishing third again.The next IPL bid is scheduled to start in the second week of April, and the auction will take place on Thursday. The auction will see 292 players, including 164 Indians, come under the hammer with Rs 196.6 crores per transaction.Also Read: IPL 2021 Auction: Top 10 facts from the final player's list
IPL 2021 – ‘GROWW’ Joining as Official Partner: The list of sponsors for the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) is increasing. Not only has BCCI been able to retain VIVO as a sponsor of ownership, but another official partner is also slated to be announced in the next two weeks. GROWW, an online trading and wealth management company ready to join as an IPL partner. Based on the information available, GROWW will enter into a 3-year contract with IPL for 45 kronor per year.Dream11 to join IPL as an official partner: The main sponsor of IPL 2020, Dream11, will return as an official IPL 2021 fictional partner. Dream11 tried to retain the title sponsorship rights for IPL 2021 and even made an offer to VIVO. The deal did not materialize because the bid of 250 kroner per year was well below VIVO's expectations. Now, Dream11 has decided to maintain its former sponsor position as the official fictional partner of the league.BCCI likely to have 6 Official Partners on Board before IPL 2021In addition to Dream11, BCCI also has agreements with Unacademy and CRED as official partners. Tata Motors, which has completed its 3-year relationship with IPL, is likely to extend the contract.Meanwhile, according to BCCI sources, the university is also in discussions with two other brands at this point. A senior BCCI official informed that if all goes well, BCCI will likely have a sixth official partner before the IPL 2021. “We are in talks with multiple parties. The interest is tremendous at this point and we should have two more official partners before IPL 2021. All because of the unprecedented success of IPL 2020.”, declared the BCCI officialAlso Read: IPL 2021 Auction: Top 10 facts from the final player's listIPL 2021: Disney-Star may hike ad rates by 25-30% for IPL 2021 after blockbuster IPL 2020Official IPL 2021 announcer: Disney Star raises ad rates for IPL 2021 - Not only will BCCI get more money from IPL 2021, but the official broadcaster is also planning to be ready to take advantage of the successful IPL 2020. Prepares to increase ad rates by around 25% by IPL 2021.Based on the available information, ad prices for IPL 2021 can increase up to 14 to 15 lakhs for 10 seconds. It is worth noting that for IPL 2020, Star India was charging 12 Lakhs for 10 seconds, which will now increase by 25% according to reports.Why Disney Star may increase advertising rates by 25-30%?- IPL 2020 achieved standard TV Ratings.- Late season of IPL surpassed IPL 12's viewership by 23% and a total viewership of 400 billion minutes.- According to the channel, IPL 2020 audience growth is an impressive 24 percent among women and 20 percent among children respectively.Advertising has also seen a 4% increase in ad volume, according to the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) in India.This unprecedented success of the IPL 2020 network led to an increase in IPL AD rates. “As of now, talks are only taking place between the agency's junior employees and Star. However, Official Meetings Star and variable rates will only begin after BCCI announces the final schedule, and match fees will also vary based on days and hours,” informed another senior media planner on the condition of anonymity. The source also added that Star has been aggressively video calling, giving presentations, and looking for a roughly 33% increase over last season.Also Read: IPL 2021: KINGS XI PUNJAB CHANGES NAME NOW WILL BE KNOWN AS 'PUNJAB KINGS'