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KKR dumps Starc via a text message, Curran comes in

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Published on November 18, 2018 with No Comments

CSK release Wood, Kshitiz, Kanishk

Reigning IPL champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has announced that it has retained 22 players for the 2019 season, releasing only three members from the title-winning squad. CSK, which returned to the IPL fold after serving a two-year suspension, won the 2018 tournament, beating Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final. England fast bowler Mark Wood and uncapped Indian players Kanishk Seth and Kshitiz Sharma have been released.      Franchises were required to inform the IPL Governing Council by November 15 about their retentions and release of the players for the 2019 player auction to be held next month. Australian paceman Mitchell Starc has revealed that his IPL side Kolkata Knight Riders has released him from the squad and he got the news of his dumping via a text message from the owners. One of the costliest buys in the 2018 auction, Starc was forced to miss the entire season due to stress fracture in his right leg. Starc, grabbed by KKR for Rs 9.4 crores, was replaced by England fast bowler Tom Curran. “I got a text message two days ago from the owners of Kolkata, saying I’ve been released from my contract. At the moment I’ll be home in April,” Starc told reporters. He is reported to have said that he is not sure of the reason for the release but thinks that it could be because of the uncertainty about his availability for the 2019 season.


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