All ten teams of the Indian Premier League on Tuesday announced the final list of players they have retained and released ahead of the auction for the 2023 edition of the T20 tournament.
The mini auction will be held on December 23 in Kochi, reported Star Sports.
One of the biggest updates on the day was Kieron Pollard’s retirement from the IPL after 13 seasons with Mumbai Indians. The 35-year-old will continue with MI in his new role as batting coach.
Among the big names released by the franchises were Kane Williamson (SRH), Dwayne Bravo (CSK), Mayank Agarwal (PBKS) and Nicholas Pooran (SRH).
“It hasn’t been the easiest decision to make as I will keep playing for a few more years, but I understand that this incredible franchise which has achieved so much needs to transition and if I’m no longer to play for MI then I cannot see myself playing against MI either,” stated Pollard.
IPL: Mumbai Indians legend Kieron Pollard announces retirement from league, to be batting coach
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