Countdown to IPL 2024 Auction – Teams Gear Up with Retentions and Trades
As the clock ticks down to the IPL 2024 auction, franchises are navigating the retention and trade maze, shaping their squads for the upcoming season. The deadline for announcing player retentions and releases closed on Sunday, November 26, adding a layer of anticipation to the cricketing world.
High-Profile Trades Transform Team Dynamics
In a pre-retention trade bonanza, Romario Shepherd found himself donning the Mumbai Indians’ blue, leaving the Lucknow Super Giants. A swap deal added spice to the proceedings as Avesh Khan moved to Rajasthan Royals, with Devdutt Padikkal making the reverse journey to Lucknow Super Giants. Shahbaz Ahmed’s shift from Royal Challengers Bangalore to SunRisers Hyderabad, and Mayank Dagar’s move from SRH to RCB, further stirred the trade pot.
Hardik Pandya’s Much-Anticipated Return to Mumbai Indians
Rumors swirl as all-rounder Hardik Pandya is rumored to make a return to the Mumbai Indians from the Gujarat Titans in what’s speculated to be an all-cash deal. While both franchises maintain radio silence, fans eagerly await official confirmation.
IPL 2024 Retention: Where to Watch Live
Catch the drama of player retentions live on Star Sports, with a special show dedicated to IPL 2024 retention. The telecast will air on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 1 Hindi from 4 PM to 6 PM IST, providing insights into the retained and released players.
IPL 2024 Retention: Live Streaming on Jio Cinema
For those on the go, Jio Cinema has you covered. Tune in at 4 PM IST for a special show dedicated to IPL 2024 retention. The program will be accessible on Jio Cinema’s app and website, ensuring you don’t miss a moment of the action.
IPL 2024 Auction in Dubai: A First-Time Extravaganza
Dubai is set to host the IPL 2024 auction on December 19, marking the first time the T20 league’s auction will take place overseas. With a purse of ₹100 crore at their disposal, each franchise aims to assemble a formidable squad, with a ₹5 crore increase from the previous season.
Cricket enthusiasts, brace yourselves for the unfolding drama as teams lock in their stars for IPL 2024. Stay tuned for exclusive updates and behind-the-scenes insights as the cricketing carnival gains momentum.