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Punjab Kings' Chris Gayle Pulls Out Of IPL 2021 Due To "Bubble Fatigue"
Star player Chris Gayle has decided to leave the IPL's bio-secure environment due to "bubble fatigue", his team Punjab Kings said on Thursday. Gayle had played two games for the team since IPL's resumption and now wants to refresh before the T20 World Cup beginning next month. The West Indian flew into Dubai from another bio-bubble created for the CPL and staying in a protected environment has taken a toll on him like many other international players in COVID times.
"Over the last few months, I have been a part of the CWI bubble, CPL bubble followed by the IPL bubble, and I wish to mentally recharge and refresh myself," said Gayle in a statement issued by Punjab Kings.
"I want to refocus on helping the West Indies in the T20 World Cup and would like to take a break in Dubai. My thanks to the Punjab Kings for giving me the time off. My wishes and hopes are with the squad always. All the very best for the games coming up."
Head coach Anil Kumble said the team respects his decision.
"I've played against Chris and have coached him at Punjab Kings and all through the years I've known him he has always been an absolute professional and we as a team respect his decision and desire to prepare himself for the T20 World Cup," said Kumble.
CEO Satish Menon added, "Chris is a legend who has changed the game of T20 cricket, and we stand by his decision. He is a part of the Punjab Kings family, and his presence will be missed. We extend all support to him and wish him success."
Gayle is likely to remain in Dubai before joining the West Indies squad for the T20 World Cup.
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Timetable change gets groups off guard; media rights set for high offers
The media discharge from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), declaring that the last two association rounds of IPL 2021 will be played simultaneously, on Tuesday (September 28) night overwhelmed most concerned gatherings. Not all establishments were interested that the last arrangement of association games - between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians and Royal Challegers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals - on October 8 will be played all the while.
The prompt response among groups was of wariness - if any potential blessing being is stretched out to a specific group. Afterward, in any case, the sides have understood that the simultaneous idea isn't something terrible.
"Great thought, we are so glad for this. It would deny any conceivable benefit to the group playing second," said Parth Jindal, the proprietor of Delhi Capitals, a side, unexpectedly would have enjoyed the benefit, assuming any, as they would play last. The simultaneous games deny the groups playing last the information on the nearest adversaries' NRR that would, something else, give them an elective objective if a success is beyond the realm of imagination, or on the edge of win as far as runs, overs or wickets.
The move by the Governing Council of the IPL, it has been conjectured, was on the solicitation of telecaster Star however an office-conveyor has let Cricbuzz know that thought of testing until now unchartered waters is an investigation for future seasons when the association would be bigger and the window would be more modest. A similar clarification was given to the establishments too.
The discernment is that the telecaster has a long list of motivations to be despondent however Star authorities declined to remark. Interestingly, the BCCI had not officially conveyed to the groups about this choice, basically till the hour of going on the web. "We have made a public statement," said a BCCI official, when gotten some information about not officially conveying to the groups.
Huge IPL DEAL COMING
The other huge point in Tuesday night's delivery was on the media rights for the IPL. "The IPL Media Rights delicate for the cycle 2023-2027 will be delivered following the arrangement of two new IPL groups, which is planned to be declared on 25th October 2021," the BCCI said, leaving the transmission leaders in India dashing right into it.
By all accounts, the move appears to be expected to stump the International Cricket Council (ICC) which evidently is intending to welcome offers for the 2024-31 cycle in November-December. The BCCI would need all telecasters to go to the offering table with their pockets full. Following the ICC interaction would imply that one telecaster would have as of now dished out a fortune.
In any case, the issue is bigger than the possibility of the BCCI attempting to beat the ICC. Initial, an ICC telecaster would need to submit for a long time, which is a serious enormous period during which time there could be numerous mechanical developments. Second, the ICC is yet to settle on the scenes for the following cycle lastly, anybody getting the rights would need to sit tight for over two years as the new arrangement would kick in just in 2024.
Then again, the new IPL telecasters would have their hands full from May 2022 itself, in pretty much a half year from the date of the offering, expected to be finished by November.
Presently the unavoidable issue is who - who might get the IPL rights, ostensibly the most rewarding of the games properties in India. After the up and coming Sony-Zee consolidation, there would be three significant bidders on the lookout - Star, Sony/Zee and Reliance-sponsored Viacom 18 (the new player in the transmission field) - as far TV rights are concerned and naturally one of them would pack it. There would be many advanced players - Amazon, Facebook, NetFlix, Hotstar, Jio.
Yet, the greatest of the relative multitude of inquiries is the thing that would be the value of the IPL rights. From $ 1.6 billion for the initial 10 years (with Sony), the expense shot up to $ 2.5 billion (over Rs 16500 crores) in the following five years. Savants gauge the new arrangement could be more than 3 billion or around Rs 25000-30000 crores.