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    Indian Premier League

    Hi Friends:

    The Franchisee For the IPL has been announced today: The Winners Are:

    Mumbai Team (US$ 111.9 Million): Mukesh Ambani
    Jaipur Team (US$ 67 Million): Investers In Cricket
    Hyderabad Team (US$ 107 Million): Deccan Chronicle
    Bangalore Team (US$ 111.6 Million): Vijay Mallya
    Delhi Team (US$ 84 Million): GMR Group
    Chennai Team (US$ 91 Million): India Cements
    Mohali Team (US$ 76 Million): Ness Wadia
    Kolkatta Team (US$ 75.09 Million): Shah Rukh Khan
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    Do the teams have Nicknames yet? When do we find out the squads?

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    Far too much drama here on non-cricketing matters. Let's just hope this doesn't bust the chances of something with a lot of promise.

    As for nicknames, I'd expect Mumbai Lions to be one of them. After all, this is an official BCCI tournament, and the Red Lion is the Mumbai mascot.
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    I hope the jerseys are better than the ones in the ICL...


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    Mukesh Ambani has successfully got Shah Rukh Khan to shift loyalties! I wonder, who are these 'Investers in Cricket"? I wonder, what does Ness Wadia have to do with Chandigarh? I'd expect these Indian players in the teams:
    • Mumbai: Sachin, Zaheer, Agarkar, Sharma, Powar. NICKNAME: Lions?
    • Jaipur: Pankaj Singh, Joginder Sharma? NICKNAME: Warriors?
    • Hyderabad: VVS Laxman, Venugopal Rao, Hemal Watekar, Pragyan Ojha. NICKNAME: Nizams?
    • Bangalore: Rahul Dravid, Robin Uthappa, Rowland, Kumble, (guess the other spinner). NICKNAME: Eagles?
    • Delhi: All four opening batsmen, Nehra, Bhandari, Sharma. NICKNAME: Sultans?
    • Chandigarh: Harbhajan, Gagandeep, VRV, Ravneet, Kaul, Goel. NICKNAME: Powerhouse?
    • Chennai: Balaji, Jesuraj (where is he?), Badrinath, Karthik, Vijay, Ramkumar, Ashwin. NICKNAME: Gears?
    • Kolkata: Ganguly, Shukla, Dhoni, Paul, Bose, Dinda. NICKNAME: Rails? Can't think of any other.

    MISSING TEAMS?
    • Baroda Bulls: The Pathans, all Patels, Pujara.
    • Lucknow Lightning: RP Singh, Kaif, Raina, Chawla, Kumar.
    • Pune Sparkplugs: Abhijit Kale, Sanjay Bangar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjun View Post
    Mukesh Ambani has successfully got Shah Rukh Khan to shift loyalties! I wonder, who are these 'Investers in Cricket"? I wonder, what does Ness Wadia have to do with Chandigarh? I'd expect these Indian players in the teams:
    • Mumbai: Sachin, Zaheer, Agarkar, Sharma, Powar. NICKNAME: Lions?
    • Jaipur: Pankaj Singh, Joginder Sharma? NICKNAME: Warriors?
    • Hyderabad: VVS Laxman, Venugopal Rao, Hemal Watekar, Pragyan Ojha. NICKNAME: Nizams?
    • Bangalore: Rahul Dravid, Robin Uthappa, Rowland, Kumble, (guess the other spinner). NICKNAME: Eagles?
    • Delhi: All four opening batsmen, Nehra, Bhandari, Sharma. NICKNAME: Sultans?
    • Chandigarh: Harbhajan, Gagandeep, VRV, Ravneet, Kaul, Goel. NICKNAME: Powerhouse?
    • Chennai: Balaji, Jesuraj (where is he?), Badrinath, Karthik, Vijay, Ramkumar, Ashwin. NICKNAME: Gears?
    • Kolkata: Ganguly, Shukla, Dhoni, Paul, Bose, Dinda. NICKNAME: Rails? Can't think of any other.

    MISSING TEAMS?
    • Baroda Bulls: The Pathans, all Patels, Pujara.
    • Lucknow Lightning: RP Singh, Kaif, Raina, Chawla, Kumar.
    • Pune Sparkplugs: Abhijit Kale, Sanjay Bangar?
    Come On It could be better then that... The players are yet to be bidded for the squads to be announced...

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    Investors in cricket are the people behind cricket star aren't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by superkingdave View Post
    Investors in cricket are the people behind cricket star aren't they?
    Yup...

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    Vijay mallya has paid more for 10 year rights of an IPL team than what he paid for a established Formula 1 team.

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    Investors in Cricket had (think they still have do) a large share in Leicestershire CCC. They staged the rain-hit World Twenty20 back in 2005(?).

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    The gears? I wouldn't want to have my mascot looking like a tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Cricket View Post
    The gears? I wouldn't want to have my mascot looking like a tool.
    More like an auto-ancillary. Chennai is home to several car companies.

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    I'm surprised at the choice of teams. Hyderabad only has one regular and one prospect, yet they have a team here. Nobody from anywhere in Rajasthan is likely to play for India now. Baroda, in comparison, have got more than a few folks ready for India (and also some other areas around), but don't have their own team! Uttar Pradesh has as many as five national prospects, and a newcomer leads the wickets tally in Ranji, but there's no team from UP! Strange.

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    Is anyone, other than boofheads who watch meaningless rubbish like Big Brother etc, seriously going to watch this tripe? Fair dinkum, it's the absolute definition of guff and soulessness. How utterly vacuous will it be!

    I think I might support the generic Jaipur team/franchise/cobbled together entity. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjun View Post
    I'm surprised at the choice of teams. Hyderabad only has one regular and one prospect, yet they have a team here. Nobody from anywhere in Rajasthan is likely to play for India now. Baroda, in comparison, have got more than a few folks ready for India (and also some other areas around), but don't have their own team! Uttar Pradesh has as many as five national prospects, and a newcomer leads the wickets tally in Ranji, but there's no team from UP! Strange.
    Lalith Modi is the prez of Rajasthan cricket association and IPL is his brainchild. Easily explains Jaipur (which is the oddest choice) .

    For Hyderabad (or UP, or Baroda), dont know the angle, but the Indian cricket team is the wrong place to look for explanations, I think. The size of the ad market, and especially who their BCCI daddy is, are possibly more important.

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