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MUMBAI, India (CMC) – Nine West Indies Twenty20 stars that have enriched the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) have been retained for next season, organisers announced yesterday.Superstars Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo, as well as current West Indies T20 captain Carlos Brathwaite headline the list. They are included among 44 overseas players of the 140 in total kept when the window for the eight franchises to retain players for the coming season closed on December 15.Current West Indies Test and One-day International captain Jason Holder and fellow fast bowler Jerome Taylor are the only two West Indians who were part of the IPL last season that were cut, being dropped by Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians respectively.Gayle and leg-spin bowler Samuel Badree were retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore which lost the Final this year against Sunrisers Hyderabad.Gayle and Badree are two of 20 that RCB have retained at a cost of close to US$9 million and will help to form the same core of players that played last season.Bravo and his namesake Dwayne Smith have been kept by Gujarat Lions which retained 16 players at just over US$8.5 million, but also off-loaded eight players including star South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn.Brathwaite regained his place with the Daredevils, as one of five overseas players retained among the 18 at a cost of close to US$7.5 million.Though they may have parted company with Holder, the Knight Riders have however, held on to spinner Sunil Narine and all-rounder Andre Russell, as two of four overseas players retained as part of a group 14, costing a little over US $7.7 million.The Indians have kept big-hitting Kieron Pollard and compatriot Lendl Simmons among six overseas players that help to form the 20 which the franchise retained at a hefty price tag of just over US$9 million – the highest of the franchises.RCB and the Indians have retained 20 – the highest number of players – and KKR have retained the least number of 14.Rising Pune Superstars released 11 players – the highest number – but Kings XI Punjab still have the biggest cap space of close to US$3.9 million to spend on bringing new playing resources to the franchise.
For all the Latest Sports News News, Asian Games News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: On the Day 10 of the ongoing 2018 Asian Games, India bagged one gold, six silvers and two bronze taking their medal tally to 50 as the athletes continue their impressive run in the 18th Asian Games that is jointly being held in Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia. Day 11 of the Asian Games will see the Indian athlete eye more medals as Dutee Chand is set to feature in the Women’s 200m final after topping the semi-finals, while Swapna Barman is also on the mix in Women’s Heptathlon.ALSO READ: Asian Games 2018 Day 11: Complete schedule, timings, streaming detailsIndian women’s hockey team will also look to continue their impressive run against China in the semi-final in Day 11 of the Asian Games 2018.Elsewhere, India’s table-tennis star duo of Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra will also feature in the mixed doubles event as India look to continue their prolific run in the 2018 Asian Games.Asian Games 2018 Day 11 highlights:#HOCKEY: Indian Women’s Hockey Team enters final after defeating China 1-0. # ATHLETICS: Arpinder Singh wins gold in men’s triple jump. # MEDAL TALLY (India): 52 medals | Gold-9, Silver-20, Bronze- 23# ATHLETICS: Dutee Chand wins silver in women’s 200m final. # TABLE TENNIS: Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra settles for bronze in table tennis mixed doubles after losing 1-4 to China’s Yingsha Sun/Chuqin Wangin.# TABLE TENNIS: Manika Batra and Sharath Kamal lose first, second game 9-11, 5-11 against China’s Yingsha Sun/Chuqin Wangin in table tennis mixed doubles semi-finals# TABLE TENNIS: Manika Batra and Sharath Kamal beat DPR Korea’s An Ji Song and Cha Hyo Sim (4-11, 12-10, 6-11, 11-6, 11-8) to enter mixed doubles semi-finals. # HAND BALL: India defeat Indonesia by 37-23 in Men’s Handball Main Round – Group 3 match# TABLE TENNIS: Massive win for the duo of Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra as they defeat the Korean partner Lee Sangsu and Jeon Jihee to reach the mixed doubles quarterfinals.# BOXING: Vikas Krishan defeat China’s Tuoheta Erbieke 3-2. He proceeds to semi-finals of 75kg middleweight boxing.# TABLE TENNIS: The duo of Anthony Amalraj and Madhurika Patkar lose 3-1 to Hong Kong’s Kwan Kit Ho and Lee Ho Ching in Mixed Doubles Round of 16.# SQUASH: Indian team consisting of Joshna Chinappa, Dipika Palliakl, Sunanya Karuvilla and Tanvi Khanna beat China 3-0 in the Women’s Team Pool B match.# BOXING: Amit Pangal wins in the Men’s Light Fly (49kg) quarter-final assuring a medal for India. All semi-finalists get medals in boxing.# SQUASH: Joshna Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal, Sunanya Kuruvilla and Tanvi Khanna are in action as India take on China in the Women’s Team Pool B match# TABLE TENNIS: Manika Batra and Sharath Kamal also qualify to the Round of 16 after beating Malaysia’s J Choong and KL Dick.# TABLE TENNIS: The duo of Madhurika Patkar and Anthony Amalraj defeat Indonesia’s Indriani L and Aji DP to progress to the Round of 16. # TABLE TENNIS: Madhurika Patkar and Anthony Amalraj win the third game by 11-8 in the mixed doubles event. India have a 2-1 lead now.# CYCLING: Monorama Devi ends second last in Tempo Race of Women’s Omnium# CYCLING: Manjeet Singh fails to qualify for the final in men’s 4,000m individual pursuit after finishing 12th.# KAYAK: Ching Arambam and Naocha Singh qualify for Kayak Double (K2) 1000m Men Semifinals.# SEPAK TAKRAW: India loses 0-2 to Malaysia in their Women’s Quadrant Preliminary Group B match# JAVELIN THROW: Swapna Barman throws 49.42m in her second javelin throw attempt. She leads the ranking charts as of now.# JUDO: Vijay Kumar Yadav loses to Uzbekistan’s Diyorbek Urozboev by 0-10 in the men’s -60 kg round of 16 match.# KAYAK: India finish sixth and last in the heat of men’s Kayak Four (K4) 500m.# CYCLING: India’s Esow Alban and Ranjit Singh finish 16th and 18th in the men’s sprint qualification round# LONG JUMP: Swapna Barman with an incredible jump of 6.44m finishes second in the long jump event of the women’s heptathlon, while Purnima Hembram finishes fifth with 5.85m. # LONG JUMP: Swapna Barman records an impressive 6.05m! What a jump that was!# CYCLING: Manorama Devi ends the women’s omnium scratch race in ninth position.# LONG JUMP: India’s Swapna Barman and Purnima Hebram started with mediocre jumps, recording 5.82 and 5.85 respectively.# The long jump event with India’s Swapna Barman and Purnima Hebram has just started! # India’s Khushbir Kaur finishes fourth in the women’s 20km racewalk as she misses out on a bronze medal. Soumya Baby was disqualified from the final race.