The flamboyant India all-rounder was roped in for Rs 15 crore and is set to lead the CVC-owned Ahmedabad team in the IPL.
With regards to the start date, the BCCI believes starting it on March 27 will ensure all the overseas players -- in particular England -- will be available for the entire duration of the tournament
If sources are to be believed, the tentative start date is March 27
The BCCI was initially mulling two start dates for the next IPL with some preferring a March 27 kickoff and few other influential people wanting the mega event to begin on April 2.
It is learnt that all the 10 IPL owners, including the two new teams from Lucknow and Ahmedabad, want India as the host country for the 2022 IPL, with Mumbai and Pune being the two preferred cities
A total of 1,214 players, 896 Indian and 318 overseas, have signed up to be part of the 2022 Player Auction, according to a statement from IPL.
Stokes had an underwhelming Ashes, having scored only 236 runs and picking only four wickets in England's 0-4 thrashing at the hands of Australia.
Their third choice Ishan Kishan didn't work out and they zeroed in on Gill, who could also be seen as a potential captaincy candidate.
Arun was the bowling coach of the Indian team under Ravi Shastri until recently and worked alongside B Sridhar as the fielding coach.
What has helped build SA's case is that they gave the Indian team, currently in the country for a three-match Test series followed by an ODI series of as many matches, good hotels and resort.
RPSG Group and private investment firm CVC had successfully bid for the Lucknow and Ahmedabad franchise, respectively, last October.
Interestingly, even though Vivo has decided to break away, they will still pay the BCCI Rs 454 crore over the next two seasons
The three-year deal will see My11Circle logo featuring on the Lucknow team jersey.
Narine has been an integral part of the success of KKR for the past decade and the short-film by the franchise depicts the spinner's incredible journey as a cricketer overcoming all odds.
South African speedster Anrich Nortje said that it's been an unbelievable journey for him with Delhi so far, and he has learnt so much from everyone around the squad.