Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and opener Liton Das, were released by their respective Indian Premier League (IPL) sides ahead of the auction in Dubai on December 19.
International tennis chiefs insisted Wednesday that "political statements" are not banned at Grand Slam events after Novak Djokovic controversially wrote "Kosovo is the heart of Serbia" on a camera at the French Open.
Chennai Super Kings equalled Mumbai Indians' record of five Indian Premier League (IPL) titles after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side triumphed in a last-ball thriller, beating champions Gujarat Titans by five wickets in Monday's rain-marred final in Ahmedabad.
Defending Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Gujarat Titans would be crowned as winners if rain washes out the final on the reserve day at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Monday.
Rain has delayed the toss for the Indian Premier League final between defending champions Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
Revenge will fuel Gujarat Titans' title defence when they clash with four-time winners Chennai Super Kings in Sunday's Indian Premier League (IPL) final in Ahmedabad.
Red-hot Shubman Gill smashed his third century of the IPL season to help defending champions Gujarat Titans hammer Mumbai Indians by 62 runs on Friday and set up a final against Chennai Super Kings.
Ravindra Jadeja starred with bat and ball as Chennai Super Kings beat holders Gujarat Titans by 15 runs on Tuesday to enter the IPL final that could be skipper M.S. Dhoni's farewell.
Chennai Super Kings host Gujarat Titans on Tuesday in front of a home crowd desperate to see M.S. Dhoni win another Indian Premier League in what could be his farewell week to cricket.