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    Michael Clarke, the former Australia captain, has urged the current crop of Australian players to reconsider playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in order to be able to avoid injuries.

    During the last edition of the IPL, a number of Australian players including Steve Smith suffered injuries and were forced to leave the tournament. Soon after, Australia lost to Sri Lanka in the three-Test series and Smith took a break from international cricket to get away from the non-stop cricket. Mitchell Starc missed the five-match One-Day International series in South Africa due to injury while Josh Hazlewood was rested for the contest where the hosts blanked Australia 5-0.

    The decision to rest key players meant Australia traveled to South Africa without their frontline bowlers. Clarke felt that playing for the country should be the priority for any player. “Cricket Australia allow every contracted player to have six weeks off a year,” Clarke said on Saturday (December 3). “This falls during the IPL time so it’s an individual player’s choice to go and play IPL. And if you choose your six-week holiday to play IPL, then that’s your choice.

    “There’s positives, the cash, that comes with that, but there’s negatives, the fatigue and lack of rest. You’ve got to sum up what’s best for you.


    NEW DELHI: The BCCI-Lodha Panel stand-off over the implementation of the Supreme Court appointed committee’s reforms has not only delayed the IPL media rights process but also threatens to derail the preparations for the 2017 IPL season. The harried IPL owners are, therefore, waiting with bated breath for the Apex Court’s judgement on December 5. Every year by October, the team owners and officials have at least one or two meetings and discuss matters relating to the upcoming season. But this year no such thing has happened and as a result the owners of the IPL teams are in complete dark about the season ahead.

    So far, IPL’s Governing Council (GC) had one meeting where the BCCI top honchos took a call on the tentative dates of the IPL auction and the dates of the league. Therefore not only is the BCCI anxiously waiting for the Apex Court to pass its final order on December 5, but the IPL teams are also holding their breath. They are eager to ensure that no more delay takes place in the preparations.


    The most famous t20 cricket league IPL offers a significant money award to the winning teams and players. There are billions of cricket fans who enjoy watching Indian Premier League championship through their television sets, mobiles, laptops and other platforms. Hence tournament’s popularity is quite decent and teams do some serious business when enters in the semi-finals aka final four.

    Indian Premier League Prize Money

    As per Indian Premier League rules, top 4 teams of the season will bag money after the event. No money will be alloted to rest four clus of the championship. Whatever prize money a team earns, half of that price should be distributed among the players as per BCCI/IPL norms.

    In the 2016 Vivo IPL, approx 47 Crore INR was total budget for the teams to be awarded. IPL 2016 winning team Sunrisers Hyderabad made 20 Cr. meanwhile runner-up Royal Challengers Bangalore bagged 11 crore INR. Third and fourth place teams Gujarat Lions and Kolkata Knight Riders made 7.5 Crore INR each.

    In the 10th season of event, it is expected that total prize money will be hiked by approximate 3 crore INR from last season. The winner of IPL 2017 is expected to make 21 crore ruppes. Let’s have a look at the complete breakdown of prize money for Vivo Indian Premier League.

     

    IPL 2017 Prize Money

    Teams Position IPL 2015 IPL 2016 IPL 2017
    Winner 15 Crore INR 20 Crore INR 21 Crore INR
    Runner-up 10 Crore INR 11 Crore INR 12 Crore INR
    Third Place 7.5 Crore INR 7.5 Crore INR 8 Crore INR
    Fourth Place 7.5 Crore INR 7.5 Crore INR 8 Crore INR

     


    The Sri Lanka veteran batsman replaces Ricky Ponting in the role.

    Former hotshot Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene will take charge of Indian Premier League (IPL) side Mumbai Indians for the IPL 2017 edition, the Mumbai franchisee announced on Friday evening. The Sri Lankan cricketer, who played for Kings XI Punjab, Kochi Tuskers Kerala and Delhi Daredevils in the past, replaces Australian cricket legend Ricky Ponting as the chief coach of Mumbai Indians.

    The 39-year-old has been the batting consultant of the England cricket team under head coach Trevor Bayliss in the past.

    Sri Lanka veteran Mahela Jayawardene has been the batting consultant of the England cricket team under head coach Trevor Bayliss in the past. Photo Credit : Reuters

    Sri Lanka veteran Mahela Jayawardene has been the batting consultant of the England cricket team under head coach Trevor Bayliss in the past. Photo Credit : Reuters

    “I am honoured to be chosen as the head coach of a very exciting team which has got a winning mentality embedded to their DNA. I’m looking forward to the next IPL season. Duniya hila denge hum (we will shake the world with our performances),” the 39-year-old mentioned in a video.

    Although he might have retired from all formats of international cricket, Jayawardene is still involved in the domestic T20 circuit. He is a part of Bangladesh Premier League side Dhaka Dynamites and is also a part of Pakistan Super League team Karachi Kings.

    “I am very excited by the appointment and glad that the Mumbai Indians management appreciated my presentation and ideas,” said Jayawardene in a release. “I am looking forward to working with a really talented squad, all the support staff, and the owners to help strengthen the two-time IPL champions.

    “Mumbai Indians have the most passionate fan base in the IPL and I have always been wowed by the amazing support the team gets at Wankhede Stadium. In what is a new chapter in my career, I will be striving hard to bring them more on-field success and joy.”


    Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad are, meanwhile, scheduled to host the opening ceremony and the final.

    The auction for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 will take place in Bengaluru in the first week of February, next year. This was decided during a meeting of the IPL Governing Council in New Delhi on Tuesday.

    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.

    Sunrisers Hyderabad celebrate after winning IPL 2016 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, on May 29, 2016. Pictured: IANS

    Sunrisers Hyderabad celebrate after winning IPL 2016 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, on May 29, 2016. Pictured: IANS

    “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.

    “We had to keep a gap of one week after the Australia series.”

    The cash-rich tournament will be entering its tenth year when the upcoming edition starts in April. According to a Press Trust of India report, the IPL 2017 matches are expected to go smooth in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur in Maharashtra.

    IPL matches had to be moved out of Maharashtra earlier this year over an ongoing drought situation in the Western part of the country this summer.

    “We will have water harvesting technology at stadiums in Maharashtra to counter drought threat in the state,” Shukla added. “We will ensure that we can generate our own water to maintain stadiums.”

     It has also been decided that Sunrisers Hyderabad, winners of the Indian Premier League earlier this year, will be hosting the opening ceremony as well as the final of IPL 2017.

    The IPL 2017 will also see the final year of the contract for the current TV broadcasters Sony Pictures Network India (SPNI).


    The BCCI has earmarked April 5 as the starting date and May 21 as the day of the final for the 2017 edition of the IPL. 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. A senior BCCI official told ESPNcricinfo that the dates were subject to confirmation from the Lodha Committee, which has been put in charge by the Supreme Court of India to oversee all the board’s activities.

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    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.”

    Source : ESPNcricinfo



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