Kochi IPL Team- The Dream Materialized
After months of discussions and controversies the dream of establishing an IPL team in Kochi has been materialized and the team was selected in the IPL auction held in Bangalore in 8th and 9th of January 2011. It is very cheerful to hear that the Kochi IPL team will pad up in next April for the forth season of Indian Premier League with its wonderful players.
This event is certainly going to change the phase Kerala cricket. This will be a golden opportunity for the cricketers from Kerala to show their caliber in the game. There are chances for four Kerala cricketers to hold their places in the twenty member squad. Even though four players from Kerala has been selected to previous IPL sessions, only Sreesanth was given chance to play in the main eleven. Other players who were selected along with Sreesanth are Tinu Yohannan for Bangalore Royal Challengers, Vincent Gomas for Rajasthan Royals and Sanju Viswanath for Kolkatta Knight Riders. But none of these players got opportunity to play the main game. So it is also a great opportunity for these players to show their talent.
The fourth Season of Indian Premier League is going to start in the month of April 2011, after a week gap of 2010 ICC cricket world cup. The total IPL matches are going to be 60 with 8 teams. It is decided that Kochi is going to be the venue for 7 matches among that 60 matches. Kochi as well as Kerala is eagerly waiting for this cricket bonaza in this God's Own Country.
Members of Kochi IPL Team
Jayawardene($1.5 Million), Sreesanth($900,000), Muttiah Muralitharan($1.1 million), VVS Laxman($400,000), Brendon McCullum ($475,000), RP Singh ($500,000), Parthiv Patel ($290,000), Ravindra Jadeja (950,000), Steven Smith(200,000), Brad Hodge($425,000), Ramesh Powar($180,000)
Brand Ambassadors of Kochi IPL Team
The next question arises infront of the Kerala cricket fans is the glamour quotient of the Kochi IPL team. We have many celebrities from Kerala who can hold this beautiful post. There are many sayings going on about Bollywood Film Star Asin Thottumkal from Kochi will be the Brand Ambassador of Kochi IPL Team. Some people are saying the same with Vidya Balan, who is also a Bollywood actress from Kerala. The famous film director Priyadarshan and his friend Padmashri Mohanlal has also shown some interest to be the Brand Ambassador. May some times the great political leader Sasi Tharoor can also catch this post as he is going good after Kochi IPL.