Joe Root had expressed his desire to play in the IPL earlier too even though he had decided against entering the auction. The mega-auction ahead of the upcoming season is scheduled to be held on February 12 and 13 in Bengaluru.
RPSG Group and private investment firm CVC had successfully bid for the Lucknow and Ahmedabad IPL franchises respectively last October. However, the LOI got delayed after it emerged that CVC had links with betting companies outside India.
The Tata Group already have a diverse interests in Indian sports, including the promotion of Olympic sports. Vivo had a deal of Rs 2200 crore with BCCI for IPL title sponsorship from 2018-2022.
Indian Premier League will become a 10-team affair from the 2022 season with the addition of Ahmedabad and Lucknow. CVC won the bid to own the Ahmedabad franchise for INR 5625 crore.
Ashish Nehra has earlier been a coach with Royal Challengers Bangalore where Gary Kirsten was also involved for a couple of seasons. Both of them have had a long and fruitful working relationship in the Indian national camp.
The 41-year-old from Punjab took 417 wickets in 103 Tests, 269 wickets in 236 ODIs and 25 scalps in 28 T20Is in his illustrious career, which began in 1998.
Brian Lara has been named strategic advisor and batting coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad. Dale Steyn has been appointed the pace bowling coach. Tom Moody returns as head coach, replacing fellow Australian Trevor Bayliss at the helm.
With IPL becoming a team-team tournament from the 2022 edition, the mega auction will become even bigger. Initial estimates hint that more than 1000 players will register for the IPL 2022 mega auction.
Unlike the previous years, the Indian Premier League will be a 10-team affair from 2022 onwards with Sanjiv Goenka-owned Lucknow franchise and CVC-owned Ahmedabad making their debut in IPL.
The 48-year-old Vijay Dahiya is currently the coach of the Uttar Pradesh side in the domestic circuit. He joins mentor Gautam Gambhir and head coach Andy Flower in the Lucknow franchise for IPL 2022.
Gautam Gambhir, who led Kolkata Knight Riders to two IPL titles in 2012 and 2014, retired from cricket in 2018 and has since become a politician, joining the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2019.
Andy Flower was working with Punjab Kings as assistant coach for the past two Indian Premier League seasons. KL Rahul, who was Punjab's skipper, is also expected to move to the Sanjiv Goenka-owned franchise.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, who was retained by CSK ahead of IPL 2022, already has three centuries in four Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021 matches and is also the leading run-getter currently. Iyer is second on the table.
Dwayne Bravo wants to end his Indian Premier League (IPL) career with Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The West Indies cricketer has interests in music and now a clothing brand.
Although the BCCI top brass is confident of India's tour of South Africa going ahead as planned, the emergence of the Omicron virus has triggered widespread alarms all over the world. The variant was detected and flagged to the world by South Africa.
Ahead of the IPL 2022 auction, Rajasthan Royals retained two Indians and one overseas player in the form of their influential skipper Sanju Samson, uncapped young batter Yashasvi Jaiswal and star Englishman Jos Buttler.
Juhi Chawla stated that she is superstitious about KKR matches and feels that when she, her husband Jai Mehta, and Shah Rukh Khan are all there, the team is more likely to win.
Although several sporting events have been cancelled due to the Omicron threat in Africa, the BCCI are confident that India's tour of South Africa starting December 17 is on as per schedule.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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