The IPL auction for the 2020 season will be held on December 19, 2019 in Kolkata. According to a report, all eight franchises were informed on Monday (September 30) that the trading window would close on November 14.
Despite failing to win a single IPL trophy since 2013 under Virat Kohli's captaincy, Royal Challengers Bangalore's newly-appointed director of cricket operations Mike Hesson has ruled out any change in leadership for the franchise.
Mike Hesson, a former New Zealand coach who was pipped by incumbent Ravi Shastri for the job of India, has been roped in as the Director of Cricket Operations Mike Hesson by IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Royal Challengers Bangalore have announced a major overhaul to their support staff, sacking Gary Kirsten and Ashish Nehra as the mentor and bowling coach respectively, and bringing in Mike Hesson as director of cricket and Simon Katich as head coach.
AB de Villiers, the former South Africa captain, said he was privately asked on the day of his retirement if he was open to play the 2019 World Cup and he did not offer. India skipper Virat Kohli has supported his IPL teammate.
Former Indian and Baroda all-rounder Irfan Pathan joined the TV commentary bandwagon with the Indian Premier League last season. He was a natural cricketer and made a decent debut with the microphone as well