- Bishal Mandal
IPL 2023: It is no secret that IPL is the most-watched T20 tournament in the globe without any doubt. Ever since its launch in 2008, it has completed 15 seasons so far.
The fans are gearing up for the sixteenth edition of the IPL. Mumbai Indians have lived up to their reputation in the IPL as they have won five honours in their history.
On the other end of the spectrum, Chennai Super Kings have won four titles in their journey. Kolkata Knight Riders are the third-most successful team in the tournament.
The Knight Riders won the title on two occasions. On the other hand, the likes of Rajasthan Royals, Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Gujarat Titans won a title each.
The likes of Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Supergiants were newly inducted into the Indian Premier League in the previous season.
Notably, both teams qualified for the playoffs in the last season. Gujarat Titans went a step ahead by winning the title in their debut season.
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Meanwhile, if reports doing the rounds are to be believed, then the BCCI is mulling over restricting Sri Lanka and Bangladesh players from featuring in the competition.
This is due to their partial involvement in the tournament. It will affect the teams’ flow and process and which is why the BCCI doesn’t want them to feature in the IPL.
For the record, only Shakib Al Hasan, Litton Das, and Mushfiqur Rahim will turn up for the IPL from April 9 to May 5 and again from May 15 onwards. After this, the BCCI is reportedly not happy with their partial involvement in the IPL.
On the contrary, as many as 4 Sri Lankan players namely Wanindu Hasaranga, Matheesha Pathirana, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, and Maheesh Theekshana will skip the first week of the tournament.
They will be a bit busy with the Sri Lankan national team for the New Zealand tour. “Franchises would be skeptical about picking players from certain countries if they are here to play the tournament partly,” a BCCI official was quoted as saying by InsideSport.
“It is what it is. We can’t complain because it’s the BCCI that negotiates with other boards. But of course, franchises will be skeptical about picking players from certain countries. As you see, Taskin (Ahmed) did not get the NOC, and now this. If they don’t want their players to play, they should not register. But, for sure, the perception about Bangladeshi players will change in the future,” a franchise official was quoted as saying by InsideSport.
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