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« on: April 19, 2012, 07:30:33 PM »
Cooper, Rahane best value for money in IPL 5

Who's the most valuable player of IPL's fifth season so far? Our analysis suggests that Kieron Pollard is ahead of the rest with fellow West Indian Kevon Cooper in second spot and Munaf Patel in third.

But when it comes to the best value for money, the list is dramatically different with only Cooper at the top figuring in both lists and little-known Kolkata stumper Manvinder Bisla in second spot followed by Rajasthan's Ajinkya Rahane.

And the biggest duds of the tournament so far, the ones who have proved to be least value for money are those who command annual fees of a million dollars or more - Yusuf Pathan, one of the stars of the first season, heads the list followed by Saurabh Tiwary and Virat Kohli.

Of course, it's still early days with only a quarter of the league matches played till Sunday and things could change as the fearless play of the early rounds gives way to more pressure cooker games. Watch this space as the list changes over the next few weeks.

Interestingly, the list of top performers and of the best buys includes pure batsmen like Rahane, pure bowlers like Siddharth Trivedi and all-rounders like Cooper. Clearly, T20 is not quite the sole preserve of bits-and-pieces players.

Notice also that half of the list of the 10 best value-for-money players includes five from Rajasthan. That explains why they are sitting on top of the table after the first quarter of the league and is reminiscent of the first IPL season when Shane Warne led a team of little-known local and international players to the title. This time round, a Rahul Dravid free of the responsibilities of India duty seems to be replicating the same act.

But what's the basis for these rankings? We assigned batting, bowling and fielding points to each player based on his performance.

We also assigned captaincy points based on team performances to those who have led their side. We then totaled up all of these points.

The batting points were worked out on the principle that T20 cricket is not only about how much you score, but how fast you get the runs.

We, therefore, worked out the average strike rate for all batsmen in the IPL so far, which turned out to be very nearly 120. The number of batting points each player got was the runs scored by him multiplied by his strike rate and divided by the average strike rate of 120.

Thus, a batsman scoring at the average strike rate of 120 gets as many points as the runs he has scored. Faster scorers will get more points than they have runs, while relatively slow scorers will have fewer points than runs.

The bowling points were based on the principle that economy and wicket taking are both important. Again, the average economy rate of all bowlers so far, roughly 7.5 runs per over, was taken as par. Any bowler going at this rate got no economy points.

Those conceding fewer runs per over got as many points as the runs they notionally saved. For instance, if a bowler had bowled 20 overs in the tournament at 5.5 runs per over, he would have saved 40 runs in all - 20 multiplied by 7.5 minus 5.5. Of course, those with a higher economy rate were treated as having conceded additional runs and hence earned as many negative points.

As for the wicket-taking points, we just multiplied the number of wickets taken by 25. The total of a player's bowling points then was the sum of his economy and wicket-taking points .Happily for us, this gave us results in which the top bowlers had points of about the same level as the top batsmen.

We then added on fielding points. The principle here was that wicket-keepers should be treated differently since their primary role in the side is a fielding role. Thus, they were assigned 15 points for every catch or run-out they caused and 25 for each stumping. Other fielders got 10 points for every catch and 15 for every run-out.

Finally, we gave captains 25 points for each win and deducted 25 for every loss. Thus, Sourav Ganguly with three wins and one loss gets 75 captaincy points, whereas Daniel Vettori gets minus 50.

All this done, it was a simple matter of adding up batting, bowling, fielding and captaincy points and divide by the number of matches each player has played to get the top performers.

We then took into account the fact that different players are paid very different amounts, ranging from $50,000 per annum to over $2 million annually for some of the marquee players. So we divided the points per match by the fees per match to get how many points each player was getting for every thousand dollars of fees.

The results of these exercises are for you to judge, but no statistical measure of performance can fully grasp the subtleties of cricket or satisfy everybody's subjective impression of how valuable different players are.

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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2013, 11:53:55 AM »
IPL salary cap fixed at Rs 60 crore ($12.5 million US)
Mumbai Mirror | Nov 30, 2013,

The figure is finally out. It is in Indian rupees and not in US dollars. The IPL has gone desi. Even foreign players will have to take their fee in India rupees.

The Governing Council of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has proposed a salary cap of Rs 60 crores for the IPL 7 auction. It is almost equivalent of the upper limit for IPL 6 which was $12.5 millions. The franchises will not have to spend the entire amount but they can't go beyond that.

Concurrently, it was also proposed that there would be a five per cent increase every year. The franchises, thus, will know what can be their spend on the players each year.

The proposals were put before the franchise workshop in Singapore on Friday. There was no explicit effort to build a consensus over the salary cap but that has never been the IPL's policy anyway. The teams were just informed about the number.


A few teams have privately expressed reservation over the high figure but they could not force a change. It is an established norm that the policies of the league have always been for the deep pockets. Teams like Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians will benefit from the decisions. That is a different matter though.

The IPL player fee will be independent of the Champions League's earnings. If a team qualifies for the CLT20, the players will be eligible for extra money - their income being something calculated on a pro rata basis depending on the number of matches they play in the Champions League.

As briefly mentioned in these columns on Friday, the teams will be permitted to go for retention up to five players. How many of those can be foreigners and uncapped players has not been finalised. The IPL will come up with a concrete proposal to this effect soon.

The teams were told that IPL 7 will be held in April-May, and efforts will be taken to host the entire league in India despite the inevitable clash of dates with the general election.

Maximum matches in India

The teams were told that efforts will be made to hold maximum matches in India and then go to an offshore venue if required. There was no mention of any overseas venue. The plan will be clear after the announcement of the election dates.

Ravi Savani, the chief of the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU), made a presentation about the code of conduct for the players and the teams but that was more or less on the expected lines, particularly after the revelations of spot fixing during IPL 6.


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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2013, 02:08:41 PM »
IPL teams can 'retain' up to six players
Indranil Basu,
TNN | Dec 24, 2013


The Indian Premier League (IPL) governing council (GC) has decided to allow franchises to retain five players before the 2014 auctions.

The teams can, however, buy back another player through the 'matching card' system (joker's card). This sixth cricketer can be an Indian uncapped player or a foreigner.

The joker's card is a system which allows a team with a card to make what the BCCI calls a 'matching bid' in the auction. This means if a team cannot retain a player and he is put up for auction, that team will still get a chance to 'buy' the player back if it can match the bid once the auction is complete, since it will retain a first right of refusal.

According to insiders in the board, the IPL teams were told about this on Monday. Now, these franchises will meet to decide whom to retain and whom to release. "If a team retains three to five cricketers, they will be permitted to produce a 'match card' for one more cricketer, which could be an uncapped Indian cricketer or a foreigner," an insider told TOI on Monday.

Sources also said that if a team retains only one or two cricketers, they will get two joker's cards. And if any team doesn't retain any cricketer, that particular side will get three joker's cards in the auction.

Earlier, BCCI had proposed five cricketers for retention and another three players from the joker's card system, where the original team gets the first right of refusal. Sources said that there were several demands and pressures from teams to increase the retention list to eight. However, the IPL GC walked the middle path. "We have worked out a solution, which will enable teams to have the best combination," a source said.

"If any team wants to retain four foreigners and an Indian, that is also permissible. There is no restriction on that. But at the end of it, if a team is retaining five cricketers, they will have to ensure that at least one Indian or foreign cricketer is there in the list," another source explained.

As reported by TOI earlier, if a team retains all their five players, they will have to shell out Rs 39 crore from a total purse of Rs 60 crore. The rest of the buying in the auction would have to be done with a tight purse of Rs 21 crore. Plus, if that team retains another player through joker's card, the salary of that player would be deducted from Rs 21 crore. This could deter teams from retaining the permitted number of players, which is what the BCCI wants.


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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2013, 08:52:29 AM »

IPL 7 auction to be held Feb 12
PTI | Dec 24, 2013,


 IPL franchises will be allowed to retain five cricketers during the 2014 Indian Premier League auction to be held on February 12 with the option of buying back a limited number of players through the newly introduced 'right to match' provision.

After a series of discussions, the IPL Governing Council today came up with a number of regulations related to Players' Contracts, Squad Compositions and the Retention of Players in advance for the 2014 Auction.

"The Pepsi IPL 2014 Player Auction will be held on 12 February, and if necessary, 13 February 2014. The venue of the auction will be announced soon," BCCI said in a release.

"A franchise may sign up to a maximum of 5 players (either capped or uncapped, no more than four of whom may be capped Indians) who were in its squad in 2013, including those who were unavailable during the season and those who were taken as temporary replacements."

Regarding the Salary cap, the Governing Council said the franchises will be charged Rs 12.5 crore, Rs 9.5 crore, Rs 7.5 crore, Rs 5.5 crore and Rs 4 crore for respectively the first, second, third, fourth and fifth capped players retained and it would be "irrespective of the IPL league fee that is agreed between the two parties and which is set out in the player contract."

Apart from the cricketers who are retained in advance, all other players will have to enter the 2014 player auction process if they want to play in the IPL in 2014, the release said.

According to the new regulations, the format of the 2014 Player Auction will be broadly similar to last year but each franchise will have a number of 'rights to match' which it may exercise during the course of the auction for those players who were in its squad in 2013.

"The number of 'rights to match' available to a franchise will depend on the number of players that the franchise retained in advance," the release said.


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Chris Gayle, Shane Watson seek a hefty hike in IPL pay
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2013, 09:42:51 AM »
Chris Gayle, Shane Watson seek a hefty hike in IPL pay
Indranil Basu,TNN | Dec 29, 2013

NEW DELHI: West Indies opener Chris Gayle wants to defy his franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore's attempt to retain him as their top player while another top foreign cricketer Shane Watson is game to stay with the Rajasthan Royals, but unhappy with the money offered to him.

Those in the know say that hectic negotiations have kept the IPL franchises busy no sooner had the league's governing council made players' regulation public.

With a reputation of hitting sixes at will in the richest T20 league in the world, insiders say that Gayle is asking for a hefty fee and also contemplating the option of listing his name in the February 14 auction next year if RCB doesn't match his expectations. The Vijay Mallya-owned franchise, one understands, is also willing to make Gayle its top player in the team ahead of their skipper Virat Kohli, but the West Indies cricketer is caught in two minds.

As per the IPL regulations, the top cricketer is supposed to get a salary of Rs 12.5 crore. But the teams who are retaining their top players can pay more or can also shell out less money as per the understanding between the teams and the players. But a sum of Rs 12.5 crore will be deducted from the actual purse of Rs 60 crore.

For example in the last contract, both MS Dhoni and Virender Sehwag were retained by their teams — Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils respectively for $ 1.8 million. But in reality, they got much more than what they were supposed to get and the entire payment was legal.
Similarly Royals want to retain Watson as their top player, but the team may not be in a position to disburse the actual printed amount of Rs 12.5 crore to their top cricketer. "Negotiations have already begun and the teams are in touch with their top players. These negotiations are part and parcel of the IPL contract," a source close to the development told TOI on Saturday.

Interestingly, those foreign cricketers who are not willing to reach an understanding with their individual teams and opt to line up for the auction, they may still come back to the original team if his old team owners produce matching cards in the auction.
With new IPL regulation only allowing five retentions, the teams would lose a total sum of Rs 39 crore out of Rs 60 crore before the auction begins. Expectedly, a lot of capped Indian cricketers will be in the auction this year and that is why the IPL teams are suggesting that the foreign cricketers shouldn't get more ambitious.


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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2014, 12:23:24 PM »
IPL 7: Retention rules leave Mumbai, Chennai worried
Indranil Basu,
TNN | Jan 2, 2014,


The new Indian Premier League (IPL) retention rules are pinching big teams like Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. With IPL regulation allowing retention of five cricketers this season, these teams are wondering whether they should spend Rs 39 crore out of the total purse of Rs 60 crore - 65 per cent of the total budget - on retaining players. Their fear is that it will be "tough to shop suitably" at the auction with a diminished purse.

This is what BCCI had hinted at when the regulations were explained to the IPL teams. "These two teams are bothered for sure. They may end up retaining the maximum number of cricketers, but as of now the retention rule is playing on their minds," a source close to the development told TOI on Wednesday.

With a team like Kings XI Punjab not showing any intent to retain the big guns and a majority of the franchises not interesting in retaining too many players, the pressure on Mumbai and Chennai is huge as they would be left with a small purse of Rs 21 crore to purchase the rest of the players from the auction if they retain five cricketers. The strength of an IPL team can be between 16 to 27.

Most teams would want to retain their captains besides the match-winners. The rest of the players could be bought through the matching card system, which allows the teams to buy back their players in the auction.

Defending champions Mumbai Indians are most likely to retain their captain Rohit Sharma and West Indian allrounder Keiron Pollard. Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Johnson and Dwayne Smith are also high on their wish-list. Mumbai also have a big list of Indian favourites - Dinesh Karthik, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh and Pragyan Ojha.

A source pointed out that Mumbai would certainly keep three Indians (Rohit, Karthik and Rayudu) in their retention list along with Pollard, which would make it four. Malinga could be retained as the fifth cricketer.

While every team is keeping cards close to the chest, sources revealed that Chennai Super Kings have also zeroed in on three cricketers as of now -skipper MS Dhoni, Ravinder Jadeja and Suresh Raina.

R Ashwin, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis and Murali Vijay are the other players on their wish-list. CSK, thus, is surely feeling the heat.

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IPL 7: Kevin Cooper reported for suspected bowling action
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2014, 09:34:39 AM »

IPL 7: Kevin Cooper reported for suspected bowling action
Press Trust of India | Mumbai | May 26, 2014 6:24 pm   

Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Kevon Cooper has been reported for bowling certain deliveries with a suspect illegal action during the IPL match against Mumbai Indians on Sunday.

Cooper, who bagged two wickets in his four-over spell in a five-wicket defeat that saw Rajasthan lose the play-off spot to Mumbai, was reported by on-field umpires Rod Tucker and K Srinath, along with third umpire S Ravi, at the conclusion of the match.

The Trinidad and Tobago pacer was the most economical of the Rajasthan bowlers — 9.50 — that saw a Corey Anderson (unbeaten 44-ball 95) blitzkrieg help Mumbai get to their 190-run target in 14.4 overs.

Under the IPL Suspected Illegal Bowling Action policy, Cooper is entitled for an ‘official assessment’ from the BCCI Suspect Bowling Action Committee, which comprises Venkataraghavan, Javagal Srinath, Jayaprakash and honorary secretary Sanjay Patel.

However, pending any clearance by the committee, Cooper would be available for Rajasthan selection in the next edition of the cash-rich league but if he is reported a second time, he would be suspended from bowling for the remainder of that season.

Cooper’s bowling action first came under the scanner in January 2011 when he went to the University of Western Australia to undergo tests and undertake remedial work to correct the fault.
In August 2011, the Trinidad and Tobago pacer was cleared to play and since has been trying hard to earn a West Indies cap.

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« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2020, 08:18:06 PM »
Narine, the highest paid Windies player at IPL.
By Vinode Mamchan (Guardian).

Mystery spinner Sunil Narine is the highest paid West Indies player at the 2020 Dream 11 Indian Premier League (IPL), collecting a whopping US$1.2M.

This, according to sports website SPORTEKZ who gave an idea of the salaries of the players taking part at this year’s tournament which opened on Saturday in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

Narine will line-up for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) yet again and will lead their bowling attack at this year’s tournament. The Arouca man just came off a successful run at the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) where he was on the winning TKR roster. He grabbed just six wickets in the tournament as he missed a couple matches including the final against the St Lucia Zouks.

The next in line as far as earning the big bucks in the IPL and hailing from this region is Narine’s fellow KKR player Andre Russell who will collect US$981,400. Russell, the Jamaican all-rounder did not have the best of season’s with the Jamaica Tallawahs at the CPL but will be looking to return to winning ways with his IPL franchise.

The champion, Dwayne Bravo, comes in next as he is being paid a total of US$897,000 by the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), last season’s runner-up. Bravo recently became the first player to nab 500 wickets in T20 cricket and his team made a winning start to the tournament yesterday defeating the Mumbai Indians, although he did not play due to injury.

TKR winning captain Kieron Pollard will earn US$757,080 by playing for the Mumbai Indians. Pollard a favourite with the franchise got 18 runs in their opening loss to the Chennai Super Kings yesterday.

The next West Indies in the pay list is young Nicolas Pooran who will pocket US$588,840 playing for the King’s XI Punjab. The left-hander who scored a century in one of his knocks at the recent CPL, will be looking to repay his franchise owners with big runs for placing such faith in him. He will have with him at the King’s XI Punjab the "Universe Boss" in Chris Gayle.

The Jamaican who missed the CPL for personal reasons gets $280,400 from Punjab after he was not rehired by the Royal Challengers Bangalore last season. His price could have a lot to do with his age as he is coming towards the evening of his career.

Guyanese Shurfane Rutherford surprisingly gets in at US$280,000 from the Mumbai Indians. Rutherford will be hoping to have some significant performances as he had a horrid time at the CPL. Fellow Guyanese Keemo Paul gets US$70,000 from the Delhi Capitals.

The other West Indian in the IPL, Guyana's Shimron Hetmyer was not quoted on the site, so his salary remains unknown.

Overall India’s captain Virat Kohli retained by the Royal Challengers is the highest paid cricketers in the IPL, netting US$2.5 million. Kohli is currently the leading batsman in ODI and T20 in terms of most runs over the past year.

MS Dhoni is just under Kohli as he is getting US$2.2 million. Dhoni retired from Test cricket in 2014. Rohit Sharma retain in the Draft picks by Mumbai Indian as captain of their team is the third highest earner at US$2.1 million.


Sunil Narine – US$1.2M

Andre Russell – US$981,400

Dwayne Bravo – US$897,000

Kieron Pollard – US$757,080

Nicolas Pooran – US$588,840

Chris Gayle – US$280,400

Shurfane Rutherford – US$280,000

Keemo Paul – US$70,000

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